Ousted “Jeopardy!” executive producer and host Mike Richards was noticed with “Price Is Right” host and comic Drew Carey Thursday in Los Angeles amid information Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings are taking over hosting duties for the rest of the 12 months.
The pair was noticed ending breakfast when a cameraman fired off questions in fast succession a lot to the chagrin of the Hollywood mainstays.
Requested if he “bought a uncooked deal” amid his firing from his longtime put up at Sony Photos Tv, Richards stayed quiet and let his pal do the speaking.
“We don’t actually wish to discuss to you proper now,” Carey advised TMZ as he tried to tug consideration from Richards.
“We simply had breakfast,” Richard stated as he hopped into his truck.
A supply at Swingers Diner advised Fox Information the pair caught round for about two hours. Carey and Richards appeared to get pleasure from their dialog on the nook café. The pair have been seen laughing, whereas Richards was seen taking notes in a safe black binder.
Richards was once Carey’s government producer on “The Worth is Proper,” which simply celebrated its 50th season.
Sony Photos Tv confirmed to Fox Information that Jennings and Bialik will take over hosting duties for the rest of the 12 months.
Bialik will host a number of weeks of reveals beginning Monday that can air by way of Nov. 5. After that, she and Jennings will break up internet hosting duties as their respective schedules allow.
The studio introduced Richards as its first selection to exchange the late Alex Trebek. However Richards resigned from his internet hosting duties simply 9 days after it was announced he would succeed Trebek as its everlasting host.
Richards caught flak after previous inappropriate feedback he made on the “The Randumb Show” podcast resurfaced. The 46-year-old, who hosted the podcast from 2013 to 2014 whereas working at “The Price is Right,” made derogatory feedback about ladies, folks with psychological disabilities, little folks and the poor.
Though some “Jeopardy!” episodes Richards has already helmed will air as scheduled, questions nonetheless stay as to what the longer term might maintain for the longtime present producer.
Fox Information’ Jessica Napoli contributed to this report..