LeVar Burton to be ‘Jeopardy!’ guest host; petition credited

LOS ANGELES – The 200,000-furthermore LeVar Burton boosters who signed a petition contacting for him to be the new “Jeopardy!” host will get to see him consider the task on for size.

Burton is between the ultimate team of guest hosts for the quiz show, which dropped its longtime host Alex Trebek to most cancers previous November and has set off saying his successor.

Burton’s supporters seized the chance to launch an online petition for the actor, who starred on “Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology” and “Roots,” and was the host of “Reading Rainbow,” the kid’s academic program.

In his career, Burton has “inspired and formed the minds of many generations of trivia-loving nerds,” according to the petition that, as of Wednesday, experienced 246,000 and counting signers.

In an e-mail, a spokeswoman for Burton explained he thinks the petition drive and his social media interactions with admirers were being variables in the invitation for him to be a guest host.


There was no instant reply to a request for remark from producer Sony Photos Tv.

Television anchors and journalists George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts of ABC and David Faber of CNBC and sportscaster Joe Buck are the other temp hosts having a single-7 days stints, Sony explained Wednesday. The air dates weren’t declared.




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