Peril! may not have announced a full-time host yet, but the game show is selecting a full-time executive producer as Michael Davies fills the position previously held by Mike Richards.
Davies, who took the acting role after Richards’ abrupt exit, will officially have the gig full-time. The announcement was made in a letter to Davies viewers on Peril!the official website of.
In the blog, Davies wrote: “Peril! has a huge opportunity to build more and, far from being threatened by massive changes in the media landscape, we can take advantage of the emergence of new platforms and bring more Peril! to more audiences. We can do so much more together,” he acknowledged.
“So while I never imagined I would be writing this…Today I am delighted to announce that I have accepted Sony’s offer to become the full-time Executive Producer of the show,” Davies continued in the blog post. “I am both honored and touched by the trust the studio and staff have placed in me. Over the next few months, the scope of our plans will become clear,” he added. right now I just want to thank everyone in the Peril! community for your phenomenal support.
Currently in its 38th season, Peril! has gone through some changes since the passing of long-time host Alex Trebek in late 2020. Since then, the process of finding a permanent host has been front and center. While it started with several possible candidates, the competition appears to have been narrowed down to two potential hosts with primetime host Mayim Bialik and guest host Ken Jennings up for grabs.
Bialik and Jennings will continue to trade union hosting duties for the remainder of this season in late July, with a final decision likely on the horizon. Until then, Davies leads the Peril! ship to the future as an executive producer.
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