Since the death of Alex Trebek, many have pondered who the next host of Jeopardy! will be. While numerous fans have effectively been campaigning for Star Trek and Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton to take up the legendary role, Burton himself has now authoritatively shared his advantage to do as such.
A fan of this thought began a petition on Change.org to make LeVar Burton the next host of Jeopardy! furthermore, as of this writing, more than 170,000 individuals have signed on to help this dream.
One of the biggest supporters of this thought has become Burton himself, who Tweeted out a link to the petition close by saying, “leaving this here in the event the powers that be are listening…”
This has made numerous different celebrities to rally around Burton, including Dick Van Dyke, who shared the petition in the expectation that this comes true.
The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert additionally showed his help in amusing manner, saying, “I think LeVar Burton should host Jeopardy! As Geordi La Forge. And the buzzers should be phasers. And Data should be the judge. And it should be in space. And just be Star Trek.”
Since the demise of the beloved Jeopardy have Alex Trebek, there have been numerous interim hosts, including Ken Jennings, Mike Richards, Katie Couric, Bill Whitaker, Savannah Guthrie, Sanjay Gupa, Anderson Cooper, Mehmet Oz, Mayim Bialik, and Aaron Rodgers.
LeVar Burton made his acting debut in 1976 with Almos’ a Man, and has since had a successful career that remembers his roles as Kunta Kinte for the ABC miniseries Roots and Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and hosting Reading Rainbow for 23 years.