Mike Richards is out as producer of ‘Jeopardy!’ and ‘Wheel’

2016 Daytime Emmy Awards Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01: Mike Richards accepts the award for outstanding game show for “The Price is Right” at the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on May 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Richards is out as executive producer of “Jeopardy!”, days after he exited as the quiz show’s newly appointed host because of past misogynistic and other comments.

Richards is also no longer executive producer of “Wheel of Fortune,” according to a memo to staff that was confirmed by Sony, which produces both of the shows.

Suzanne Prete, an executive with the game shows, says in the memo that they “had hoped that when Mike stepped down from the host position at Jeopardy! it would have minimized the disruption and internal difficulties we have all experienced these last few weeks.”

She says that “has not happened.”