Double “Jeopardy!” Hosts

Double “Jeopardy!” Hosts

My inbox has filled up this afternoon with messages from people asking for my reaction to the story about Sony announcing it has, as predicted, named executive producer Mike Richards to become the new full-time host of “Jeopardy!” The surprise was that...
He Put Himself In “Jeopardy”

He Put Himself In “Jeopardy”

Variety’s Cynthia Littleton reports that Mike Richards, the executive producer of “Jeopardy!” is “in advanced negotiations with Sony Pictures Television to become permanent host of the venerable quiz show.” If true, I’m not surprised, but...
Random TV Thoughts

Random TV Thoughts

The Woodstock ’99 documentary that’s airing this month on HBO (and streaming on HBO Max) is a remarkable record of the disaster that three-day event became. From a sanitation failure on the first day, leaving attendees to wallow in human waste, to...
Double “Jeopardy!”

Double “Jeopardy!”

Six-day champion Matt Amodio has been so good at “Jeopardy!” that the other contestants have had no shot. That’s how other long-running champions have dominated the game and run up serious win totals. His take of $74,000 on Thursday was the...
TV Review: “McCartney 3,2,1”

TV Review: “McCartney 3,2,1”

In 2018, I wrote a piece bemoaning that whenever Paul McCartney is interviewed, he’s asked the same old questions and ends up offering up the same old answers he’s recited for more than 50 years. At the time, I came up with ten questions I’d ask Sir...
Emmy’s Big Problem

Emmy’s Big Problem

Since the Emmy Awards nominations were announced Tuesday morning, I’ve seen the usual number of professional TV critics offering their lists of snubs, surprises, and predictions for who and what the winners will be in September. But I’ve also seen quite a...