• LeVar Burton to Guest Host ‘Jeopardy!'

    25 days ago - By Essence

    (Photo by Ian Tuttle/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize ) By Mia Uzzell · April 22, 2021April 22, 2021 Following the passing of Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek to pancreatic cancer last November, the trivia show has rounded up a star-studded roster to fill in at the host's lectern this season. From Katie Couric to Dr. Oz, the round-up has been stacked and now Levar Burton, the host of the children's series Reading Rainbow and star of Star Trek: The Next Generation, joins the group. On Wednesday, Jeopardy! announced its newest slate of guest hosts via Twitter. Good Morning America co-anchor...
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  • LeVar Burton from 'Reading Rainbow' to Host 'Jeopardy!'

    LeVar Burton from 'Reading Rainbow' to Host 'Jeopardy!'

    25 days ago - By Hypebeast

    LeVar Burton , known for his 20-year run as the host of the children's program Reading Rainbow , is set to serve as guest host of Jeopardy! , standing behind the game-show podium after Alex Trebek's tremendous 36-year run. Burton takes his place as guest host after amassing roughly 250,000 signatures from a petition on Change.org - you can still see the signatures tallying up by the second. Executive Producer of Jeopardy! Mike Richards explained in a statement that the show is looking for a permanent host by finding a variety of guest hosts to try their hand at the quick-witted role. “Our...
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