It looks like the front-runner will be and internal hire.
Variety reported Wednesday that the show’s executive producer, Mike Richards, is said to be in “advanced negotiations” with Sony Pictures Television to take over the role as host of the game show, according to Variety.
Mike Richards, 46, was hired last year.
Richard was the second person to to fill in as the guest host this season, which featured a rotating cast of people.
While nothing has been confirmed, some fans on social media had a lot to say about the new host.
The fans favorite to replace Alex Trebek is Lavar Burton and they have been expressing that via Twitter.
— Drizzle (@Runwitscissors) August 5, 2021
Richard has not spoke about who will replace Trebek.
Longtime host Alex Trebek died Nov. 8, 2020. after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The show used a series of guest hosts starting in January after episodes taped by Trebek were done airing.
— Nell Scovell (@NellSco) August 5, 2021