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“Jeopardy!” reportedly found its new host

Mike Richards
Mike Richards accepts the award for outstanding game show for “The Price is Right” at the 45th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center on Sunday, April 29, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

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.

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.