Hollywood Responds to Mike Richards Stepping Down as 'Jeopardy!' Host With Calls to Hire LeVar Burton


Hollywood Reporter 20 August, 2021 - 06:03pm 33 views

Is Mike Richards the new host of Jeopardy?

Mike Richards is stepping down as the new host of "Jeopardy!" after past inappropriate comments he made resurfaced this week. ... After longtime host Alex Trebek died in November 2020, a series of guest hosts took the podium, including LeVar Burton, Aaron Rodgers and Katie Couric, as well as Richards himself. CBS NewsMike Richards steps down as "Jeopardy!" host after inappropriate comments resurface

New ‘Yellowstone’ Season 4 Trailer Announces Release Date

UPROXX 20 August, 2021 - 09:41am

New ‘Yellowstone’ Season 4 Trailer Announces Release Date

The wait is finally over. The Release date for America's favorite bad guy/good guy ranchers Yellowstone has been announced, along with it's prequel.

This is not a drill! #YellowstoneTV season 4 premieres November 7, 2021. pic.twitter.com/zhqZNZ3hSl

Grab your lasso, and someone call an ambulance! We have a man dying of a gunshot wound lying on the side of the highway, also his son has been shot, and a bomb had gone off in Beth's office. The Duttons of Yellowstone will return on Sunday, November 7. We'll finally get to dive in where the story left us hanging.

Chris McCarthy, President and CEO of MTV Entertainment, on Sheridan and the new upcoming projects: "Our strategy is to make Yellowstone, the massive # 1 hit with more than 10 million fans, into a global hit franchise under the incredible creative vision of Taylor Sheridan's world building storytelling. These new series will debut on Paramount+ and have special premiere day sneak episodes behind Yellowstone introducing this huge audience to these new stories, allowing us to leverage our linear platforms to fuel the growth of Paramount+ which will stream each series exclusively after episode two."

Tanya Giles, Chief Programming Officer of Viacom Streaming, commented on the momentous upcoming Fall for Viacom: "Mayor of Kingstown and 1883 are perfect examples of the types of prestige dramas we are focused on bringing to Paramount+. Taylor Sheridan is an exceptional talent and we are thrilled to be expanding his portfolio of series within the ViacomCBS family. With the special simulcast event of both series on Paramount Network, we will be further tapping into the scale and reach of ViacomCBS to bring audiences to Paramount+."

David Glasser, CEO of 101 Studios, also had nothing but praise for Sheridan: "We are thrilled to present these shows as part of this newly established Taylor Sheridan universe that has grown and expanded beyond our greatest expectations. Taylor has proven time and time again his powerful ability to tell riveting stories that are rich with passion, drama and adventure and entertain audiences everywhere. Additionally, the fall is an incredible landscape for television, bringing in the strongest viewer availability. ViacomCBS has remained a phenomenal partner to us over the years and this showcases the network's confidence in all of our shows."

Mayor of Kingstown, concerns the McLusky family - power brokers in Kingstown, Michigan where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry, tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality. The series stars Jeremy Renner and Dianne Wiest. It is set to premiere November 14.

Y: 1883 follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. It is a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America's promised land, Montana. The Yellowstone prequel will premiere Decwmber 19. Mark your calendars!

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Ryan Reynolds Shares With LeVar Burton How Fans Helped Him Land Deadpool Role

ComicBook.com 12 February, 2016 - 12:43pm

Ryan Reynolds wanted LeVar Burton to know how fans helped him land the role of Deadpool. The Free Guy actor took to Twitter to explain how it all went down. It’s been a busy day for the Reading Rainbow star after Jeopardy’s host stepped down. The Internet actually put their full support behind Burton and Reynolds has voiced his desires on Twitter before. It seems like the door to a wild turnaround is already underway. But, Deadpool as we know it doesn’t happen without all those fans yelling at the studio. A lot of people were begging Fox and Marvel to cast the fan-favorite as the Merc With A Mouth. It seemed as though Reynolds was down for the role as well. And the rest is history. So, you can imagine that the Mint Mobil mogul had some fun with the wild turn of events Friday morning. (You better believe that he wasn’t alone as the memes were everywhere when the Jeopardy! news came down too.)

“Pretty consistently from 2013 to 2015 Deadpool would explode on Twitter with fans wanting me to play him,” Reynolds wrote. “It was awkward because I agreed with them but the studio didn’t see it. Ultimately the fans won and the rest is glorious history. I’m forever grateful. Hi @levarburton”

Pretty consistently from 2013 to 2015 Deadpool would explode on Twitter with fans wanting me to play him. It was awkward because I agreed with them but the studio didn’t see it. Ultimately the fans won and the rest is glorious history. I’m forever grateful.

Hi @levarburton

Sony Pictures tweeted out this statement when Mike Richard officially stepped down:

"I was deeply honored to be asked to host the syndicated show and was thrilled by the opportunity to expand my role," Richards penned in a letter for the world to see. However, over the last several days it has become clear that moving forward as host would be too much of a distraction for our fans and not the right move for the show. As such, I will be stepping down as host effective immediately."

On Twitter, when the news of his goest hosting gig was announced, Burton thanked all the fans that spoke up on social media for him. “THANK YOU... to all y’all for your passionate support! I am overjoyed, excited, and eager to be guest-hosting Jeopardy!, and will do my utmost best to live up to your faith you in me. YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE! Go ahead and take my word for it, this time,” he said.

Do you think Burton would be the host? Let us know down in the comments!

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