Richards filmed one week's worth of shows in his new job last month before stepping down the next day. He was fired as Jeopardy! executive producer11 days later. Jeopardy! opted to continue airing Richards' episodes for continuity. Jeopardy! did make one notable change, as contestant Samin Sarkar tweeted: Contestants weren't given a photo with the host.
Jeopardy! champion Matt Amodio isn't dwelling on who is host: "Frankly, the last thing I’m thinking about when I’m in the middle of a game is who’s hosting,” Amodio, who resumes his winning streak tonight, tells The Washington Post. “I’ve had people say, ‘Oh man, you’ve moved on to your fourth host, that has to be difficult.’ And I would say, ‘Well, you’re right, but I didn’t even realize that, necessarily.’ ‘Cause I’m trying to pull these really obscure facts out of my brain, and that takes all the mental energy I can afford at the moment.”