That in part is because he wasn't just a host but rather also an executive producer. Just a short time after it was announced that the bewildered T.V almost host would fill in on Jeopardy, er, everything has quite literally come crashing down. According to reports, the fallout from Richards' scandal and his previous comments surrounding women and Jewish people had simply gone too far.
CNN reports of an email that was delivered to people on set which informed them that the show could not endure the lasting backlash currently following Richards from his previous departure. It appears a Sony executive will temporarily take his place.