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Mike Richards
Name: Michael G. "Mike" Richards
Born: July 5, 1975
Occupation: Host, TV Personality, Producer
Years active: 2001-present
Known for: Hosting Beauty and the Geek

Michael G. Richards (born July 5, 1975 in Burbank, California), also known as Mike Richards, is a television personality and producer.


Richards is best known as the second host of Beauty and the Geek, and has produced numerous game shows including Weakest Link. Richards is currently the executive producer of the CBS game show The Price is Right and Let's Make a Deal and was a candidate to host Price before Drew Carey was chosen. Richards hosted GSN's 2012 revival of The Pyramid. Richards is also the executive producer on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? On August 29, 2019, Sony Pictures Announced that he will succeed Longtime Executive Producer Harry Friedman Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! starting in the 2020-21 season. He is also the sixth person to be an interim host of Jeopardy! following the death of Alex Trebek. In August of 2021, he was named as permanent host of the daily syndicated series, while fellow guest hostess Mayim Bialik would host any future primetime specials and/or spin-off series. But, after only one day's taping of the first 5 episodes for the season, Mike announced that he was stepping down not only from hosting but also his EP job after controversial and offensive comments from past podcasts had resurfaced.

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  • Mike Richards hosted another GSN original titled Divided on January 19, 2017.
    • The first was The Pyramid.
      • On November 8, 2020, he has announced on Jeopardy about the passing of Alex Trebek, the former original host.