Michael Davies has been named as the next permanent showrunner for 'Jeopardy!'

Michael Davies has been named as the next permanent showrunner for 'Jeopardy!' ...

It's official: is the new showrunner of Jeopardy!

In a blog post on Thursday, the Embassy Row president confirmed that Sony Pictures Television has accepted the suggestion to be the permanent replacement for the leftist showrunner.

Today, I am grateful to announce that I have accepted Sony's offer to lead the show's full-time executive producer, Davies writes on the Jeopardy! blog. I am both honored and humbled by the faith that the studio and the staff have put in me. For now, the scope of our plans will become clear. So, for the time being, I just want to thank everyone in the Jeopardy! community for your amazing support.

After Richards was withdrawn following a series of mishaps, Davies, who is now producer of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and Talking Dead.

Richards was selected as the late producer of Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune in August, after which press including THR reportedly reported on previous discrimination cases he had engaged in during his time as executive producer from 2013 to 2014. One day a week's worth of Jeopardy! episodes before stepping down as host. Sony dismissed him as showrunner not long afterward.

Last month, Bellamie Blackstone was selected as showrunner for Wheel of Fortune.

Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will continue to do the hosting duties for the remainder of season 38, which starts in July, and after which Sony is expected to make a decision on a permanent full-time host.

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