Wait: Ken Jennings’ tweets cost him the job, so ‘Jeopardy!’ hired the guy who had been sued twice for sexual discrimination?

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We’re never going to stop talking about Jeopardy! are we?

Mike Richards is not being warmly received by some on the Jeopardy! staff according to a new Wall Street Journal report. The story also says that Ken Jennings torpedoed his chances of being host when some old offensive tweets materialized, soooooo they went with the guy who had been sued for sexual discrimination multiple times instead? OK.

Now Sony’s first choice according to some is Mayim Bialik, though they are going to want to vet her, too, considering she’s made some alarming anti-vaxxy comments, and suggested that SOME people believe that babies who can’t survive a home birth aren’t “favored evolutionarily” and should “pass peacefully.” She also wrote an essay for The New York Times that victim-blamed Harvey Weinstein’s survivors, while applauding her own “modesty.” Gross.

Meanwhile, LeVar Burton is over here biding his time.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote a thoughtful piece on the Jeopardy! host conundrum: “The ideal host for Jeopardy! should embody what the show means to its viewership: a passion for knowledge and a respect for a diverse community,” Abdul-Jabbar wrote. “Maybe the host would also reflect that diversity in order to show that it’s not just white males who can be the gatekeepers to these values.” Have we considered giving him an audition?

Also, WHY HAVEN’T WE EVEN CONSIDERED RUPAUL? (Oh, right, because Jeopardy’s audience is traditional and leans conservative, which is why we’re having all this trouble to begin with.)

So, someone had a very good question on Twitter a few days ago:

And the Ted Lasso account, God bless them, had the perfect response:

The guy who made the very successful reboot, Cobra Kai, has some good suggestions for others attempting to reboot a beloved project.

But while we’re on the topic, PLEASE DO NOT REBOOT ENTOURAGE.

Netflix is doing a soft launch of their video games in Poland. Stay tuned.

Bob Ross Inc. is real mad about that Netflix documentary. 

I scored 100 on this dumb BuzzFeed quiz about TV show locations mostly based on context clues. How’d you do?

Call the number. Trust me.

Congratulations to Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus!


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Mark Your Calendar

  • Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol will premiere on Peacock on September 16.
  • Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. will premiere on Disney+ on September 8.
  • The Power of the Dog will premiere on Netflix on December 1.
  • Big Sky will return on ABC on September 30.
  • Queens will debut on ABC on October 19.
  • 9-1-1 returns on Fox on September 20.
  • A.P. Bio returns on Peacock on September 2.
  • Chicago Party Aunt will premiere on Netflix on September 17.
  • Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father will return on Netflix on September 14.
  • Into the Night will premiere on Netflix on September 8.
  • Intrusion will debut on Netflix on September 22.
  • The Circle will return on Netflix on August 27.
  • Leverage: Redemption will premiere on IMDb TV on October 8.
  • All the Queen’s Men will debut on BET+ on September 9.
  • Dug Days will debut on Disney+ on September 1.
  • That Girl Lay Lay will debut on Nickelodeon on September 23.
  • Schumacher will debut on Netflix on September 15.
  • Sounds Like Love will debut on Netflix on September 29.
  • Bangkok Breaking will premiere on Netflix on September 23.




Saving Private Ryan: Listen, this is A Very Good Movie that is worth watching or re-watching, but if I’m being honest with you, there’s not a whole lot on TV this weekend, and it might be a good time to catch up on one of those streaming series you’ve been meaning to finish. 8 p.m., Showtime 2

Danger in the Spotlight: I’ll just transcribe the plot as I read it, because it’s bonkers:

“After struggling with sobriety, Martha has been turning her life around to gain shared custody of her daughter. The night before the custody hearing, though, Martha wakes up from a car crash with alcohol on her breath and flees the scene, not wanting to lose her child forever. Martha knows she hadn’t been drinking, so she’s unsure how she ended up in an accident. Feeling guilty, Martha tracks down Daphne, the other driver she hurt in the accident. Horrified by her supposed role in paralyzing Daphne, Martha becomes her caretaker. But as Martha spends more time with Daphne and her husband, Henry, she begins to wonder if the car accident wasn’t an accident after all.”

Um, what? 7 p.m., LMN


Mulholland Dr.: I still am not entirely sure what happens in this gorgeous, terrifying nightmare of a movie. 6:30 p.m., Showtime Women

Spider-Man marathon: Back when Toby Maguire was our Spidey. 4:57 p.m., Starz Kids & Family

Dude, Where’s My Car?: Well, here’s a movie I haven’t thought about in literally 21 years. 9:30 p.m., IFC


Paralympics: More athletic heroes have their chance to shine, but only for one almost-primetime hour on a Sunday. 6 p.m., NBC

Wicked in Concert: It’s the musical. But on the TeeVee. 8 p.m., PBS

The Wrong Cheer Captain: Lifetime is in the middle of a week of movies about cheerleaders and the people who love them who commit crimes to fulfill their cheerleading dreams. Just one long week of Wanda Webb Holloway stories. (Look it up, children. My aunt — literally — wrote the book on it.) 7 p.m., Lifetime

FRI. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Shark Tank
CBS Secret Celebrity Renovation
The Greatest #AtHome Videos
Blue Bloods
CW Burden of Truth
FOX Friday Night Smackdown Local
NBC American Ninja Warrior

SAT. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30
ABC NFL Preseason Football
NCIS: New Orleans
48 Hours News/Local
FOX MLS Soccer
LEGO Masters
Saturday Night Live

SUN. 6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC America’s Funniest Home Videos
Celebrity Family Feud
The Chase
To Tell the Truth
CBS 60 Minutes Big Brother
The Equalizer
NCIS: Los Angeles
The CW Local DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Wellington Paranormal
Wellington Paranormal
FOX LEGO Masters
The Simp-sons
The Great North
Bob’s Burgers
Family Guy
NBC Sunday Night Football

2 thoughts on “Wait: Ken Jennings’ tweets cost him the job, so ‘Jeopardy!’ hired the guy who had been sued twice for sexual discrimination?

  1. I remember Dude Where’s My Car because I saw it with a group of friends when I was flirting with my wife right before we started dating. In fact I paid for her ticket and she never paid me back…..

  2. I saw it while 7 months pregnant in a completely empty movie theater on the Jersey Shore during a blizzard. The seats were made of WOOD. We left halfway through. I regret nothing.


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