Present “Jeopardy!” government producer Michael Davies isn’t going anyplace!
On Thursday, the “Jeopardy!” weblog revealed that Davies had been named the brand new showrunner of the long-running sport present. Davies had initially taken over the function after earlier EP Mike Richards was fired after a collection of scandals rocked the present.
Richards, who had additionally been the EP for “Wheel of Fortune” was additionally kicked from that present; Bellamie Blackstone was named EP for “Wheel of Fortune” final month, so followers are glad to see that the transfer is everlasting.
Michael Davies Named As New ‘Jeopardy!’ Government Producer
Davies, who had beforehand served as government producer on reveals like AMC’s “Speaking Dead” and “Who Needs To Be A Millionaire,” was lastly named the official “Jeopardy!” showrunner on Thursday afternoon.
“Right now, I’m delighted to announce that I’ve accepted Sony’s supply to turn out to be the present’s full time Government Producer,” he wrote. “I’m each honored and humbled by the religion the studio and the workers have put in me. Over the subsequent few months, the scope of our plans will turn out to be clear. However, for now I simply wish to thank everybody within the Jeopardy! neighborhood in your phenomenal help.”
He additionally went on to thank Suzanne Prete, Government Vice President at Sony Photos.
“The studio’s robust dedication to sport reveals additionally permits me to carry Embassy Row’s sport present growth and manufacturing experience to the brand new Sony Video games space being run by my companion in all issues Jeopardy!, Suzanne Prete,” he continued. “Suzanne and I are just like the human embodiment of a Venn diagram, very completely different backgrounds and beginning factors, however an enormous shaded space within the center the place we’re utterly aligned on the way forward for Jeopardy! and the sport present enterprise at massive.”
“Actually, with out the power of our working relationship and the belief we each have in one another, I’d by no means have been ready to achieve the interim function, and I by no means would have taken, not to mention been provided, the everlasting function,” he continued. “We have now so many plans to develop our working relationship sooner or later and already a number of Embassy Row creatives and producers have began work inside the group.”
Michael Davies Calls ‘Jeopardy!’ The ‘Most Excellent Concept’
Michael Davies additionally had nothing however optimistic issues to say concerning the present itself.
“Jeopardy! doesn’t should be imagined or reimagined,” he defined. “It’s truthfully probably the most good concept, each traditional and basically fashionable. Its air is crammed with a relentless barrage of good writing and a parade of memorable contestants.” He added, “The group who make the present are obsessed with their work and dedicated to the each day pursuit of excellence that Jeopardy! requires.”
“However most of all, Jeopardy! has a fan base like nothing else I’ve seen in tv exterior sports activities,” he went on. “I’m truthfully so impressed by your consideration to element and the depth of your love for the present, its legacy, and its future.”
“We don’t at all times agree. You don’t at all times agree!” he joked. “However all of us share the identical objective: to see the present we love be nearly as good as it may be.”
“Johnny’s reassuring voice initially of each episode actually reminds us of our historical past and accountability,” Davies continued. “I’ve at all times identified that the job of Government Producing this present was to be a custodian of one thing that has meant a lot to so many individuals for therefore lengthy and to guard the work of those that created and constructed one thing so magical.”
“However additionally it is a constructing job. And a growth job,” he admitted. “And that’s the form of Government Producer function that may be a dream for a producer like me. Jeopardy! has an enormous alternative to construct additional and, removed from being threatened by the large modifications within the media panorama, we will make the most of the emergence of recent platforms and convey extra Jeopardy! to extra audiences. There’s simply a lot extra we will do collectively.”
Now that Davies has been tapped because the everlasting government producer, followers are hoping that Sony will lastly resolve whether or not “Jeopardy!” Biggest of All Time match winner Ken Jennings or “The Huge Bang Principle” actress Mayim Bialik will take over as everlasting host. Sony is predicted to make the choice after the present season, season 38, ends in July.