Who is the disgraced ‘Jeopardy!’ producer who tried to steal the host spot and just FINALLY got his ass fired?

Replace all weathermen with dogs, ASAP.

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Annnnnnnnd … there it is: Mike Richards has been fired as an executive producer on Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. Having made a complete hash of the process of finding a host to replace Alex Trebek — a process he manipulated so as to take the job for himself, only to have to resign when it was revealed he was a gross sexist pig — and having tarnished the brand of a beloved series, frankly it was shocking that Sony was choosing to keep him on as an executive producer. Recently, more Jeopardy! champions spoke out publicly about how disappointed they were in the entire host-selection process, and this apparently was the last straw.

“We had hoped that when Mike stepped down from the host position at ‘Jeopardy!’ it would have minimized the disruption and internal difficulties we have all experienced these last few weeks,” Suzanne Prete, Sony executive vice president, business and strategy said in her statement. “That clearly has not happened.”

Sony needs to fire whoever was handling their crisis management immediately and hire some people to just spend all day on Twitter. This whole mess could have very easily been avoided.

The View is going to fill the gaping mayonnaise hole left by Meghan McCain’s departure with rotating Conservative guest hosts: Mia Love, Condoleezza Rice, S.E. Cupp, Gretchen Carlson, Carly Fiorina,  Mary Katharine Ham, Alyssa Farah, Cameran Eubanks, and Eboni K. Williams, who, it should be noted, is not a Conservative, but has worked on Fox News, which I guess is close enough? Basically, The View is pulling a Jeopardy! trying to figure out who should replace Princess Nepotism. Let’s hope it is less messy.

Headline Question: “Why Did It Take 30 Seasons for ‘DWTS’ to Feature a Same-Sex Pairing?”

Headline Answer: “Have you seen who watches DWTS?”

Speaking of: Lance Bass would very much like to be the Chris Harrison of a gay season of The Bachelor. This actually was the topic of conversation at my family’s dinner table the other night, whether or not such a dating show had ever happened. The answer is yes, in 2016 there was Finding Prince Charming on Logo, a network that caters to the gay community. And guess who was the host?

It ended after only one season, however. I get Bass’ point — that a gay season of The Bachelor, not some cable network rip-off, is overdue. And he’s right! It is! But like Dancing With the Stars, the audience for The Bachelor is pretty conservative and located in red states, and as a result, despite being seemingly “risqué,” the show is actually deeply reactionary in both who they cast and how they shape the narratives, which tend to become fairy tales for grown-ups and profoundly (even unhealthily) heteronormative. Basically, I predict that at least for the next several seasons, the closest we’re going to get to an LGBTQ Bachelor or Bachelorette will be a bisexual female contestant on The Bachelor. Maybe.

Did Apple sneak in its newest iPhone model into an episode of Ted Lasso? MYSTERY!

What We Do in the Shadows is getting a post-show talk show on social media hosted by Harvey Guillén called “After the Shadows.”

Twenty years ago today, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood ended its 31-season run on PBS. Honestly, I can’t think about Mr. Rogers without getting a little teary, so here are 20 facts about the show to mark this anniversary.


Two long-time employees of Good Morning America have come forward to accuse former executive producer Michael Corn of sexually harassing them and ABC turning a blind eye to it. Corn, who abruptly left ABC News back in April, denies everything.

Apparently, ABC tried to mediate with the two women back in June but was unable to come to terms, and launched an internal investigation into the claims. Kim Godwin, the new head of ABC News has called for an independent investigation into the allegations, saying: “We can’t have us investigating us. We need an independent person.” Word.

Time’s Up’s CEO Tina Tchen resigned and admitted that the Cuomo administration used the organization as cover for his bad behavior.

R. Kelly’s trial continues: One woman claimed he controlled her during that infamous interview with Gayle King, and punished her by forcing her to have sex with another man while he watched. He also allegedly told one 17-year-old victim that he was a “genius” in comparing himself to Jerry Lee Lewis, and as such, “We should be allowed to do what we want — look at what we give to the world.” Meanwhile, the defense’s strategy seems to be slut-shaming the accusers. Good luck with that, assholes.

Kanye West included Marilyn Manson and DaBaby at his listening party for his new album and people are not amused.

Ron Jeremy has been charged with 30 sexual assault charges.

Zoey 101 star Alexa Nikolas is suing her ex-husband for grooming her as a minor, sexually assaulting her, and manipulating her into marriage.

I guess I should mention that the baby from Nirvana’s Nevermind album cover is suing the band claiming he was exploited, and the image was pornographic. ~insert eye roll gif here~

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendars

  • Uprising; Black Power: A British Story of Resistance; and Subnormal: A British Scandal will all debut on Amazon on September 17.
  • The Velvet Underground will debut on Apple TV+ on October 15.
  • My Name Is Pauli Murray will premiere on Amazon on October 1.
  • Black Ink Crew: Chicago returns on VH1 on October 4.
  • History’s Greatest Mysteries: Expedition Bermuda Triangle will premiere on History Channel on September 7.
  • The Croods debuts on Hulu on September 23.


Generation 9/11: This documentary follows seven young adults whose fathers died in the September 11th attacks, as they enter their twenties in a much more divided America. Premiere. 8 p.m., PBS

Sparking Joy: Marie Kondo is back to make you throw your shit away. Premiere. Netflix

Bachelor in Paradise: Look out, Becca’s on her way. 7 p.m., ABC

Late Night:

  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Lizzo, Billie Piper

TUES. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC Bachelor in Paradise

The Ultimate Surfer

FBI: Most Wanted
CW Stargirl
FOX Lego Masters
Fantasy Island
NBC America’s Got Talent
Capital One College Bowl

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