Harry Friedman, executive producer of Jeopardy!, has elected to end his tenure of Executive Producer of both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune at the end of this television season, Deadline reported earlier today.
Friedman became Executive Producer of Jeopardy! in 1999; his biggest contribution to the show was removing the five-game limit to champions’ runs in 2003, leading directly to both Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer’s iconic runs.
Some sources have mentioned Mike Richards, who recently joined Sony Television, as a possible replacement for Friedman; Richards oversaw the transition of The Price Is Right from Bob Barker to Drew Carey.
During his career, Friedman set a record for the most Emmy Award wins for a game show producer with 14.