In a segment on his HBO show “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver slammed the announcement of executive producer as new "Jeopardy!" host Mike Richards, saying, “It is genuinely hard to imagine a five-word phrase less welcome than 'We know who you are,' aside from, obviously, 'new Jeopardy! host Mike Richards.'"
Most of the Internet felt the same way, and after several lawsuits and his unsavory podcast comments came to light, Richards quickly stepped down from his hosting position.
Although it seemed that Richards was going to keep his job as executive producer, Sony Pictures Television sent out an internal memo yesterday stating that Richards would be leaving his position as executive producer at “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune,” effective immediately.