“Jeopardy!” followers who have been hoping to see LeVar Burton tackle internet hosting duties are getting a pleasant comfort prize by means of a brand new sport present.
The “Star Trek The Subsequent Technology” and “Studying Rainbow” actor was a favourite amongst many within the nonetheless ongoing seek for a brand new everlasting host of “Jeopardy!” that kicked off following the dying of Alex Trebek in November of 2020.
Sadly for these followers, it has been confirmed that Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will probably be buying and selling internet hosting duties for the foreseeable future, basically placing an finish to Burton’s possibilities of being the brand new Trebek. Nevertheless, it appears followers of the actor don’t want “Jeopardy!” to see him host a sport present. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that he would be the host of a deliberate “Trivial Pursuit” TV sport present.
The board sport’s maker, Hasbro, partnered with Leisure One and are presently procuring the present round to networks with Burton’s star energy poised to provide the collection a giant leg up out there.
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In the meantime, the brand new host scored himself an govt producer credit score by means of his LeVar Burton Leisure banner.
“LeVar Burton has been an iconic member of American popular culture for many years from ‘Roots’ to ‘Studying Rainbow’ to ‘Star Trek’ and past. His love for mental curiosity paired along with his potential to attach with audiences worldwide make him the right accomplice to carry Hasbro’s beloved trivia sport to households in a brand new and thrilling means,” Tara Lengthy, president of world unscripted tv at eOne stated in an announcement to the outlet.
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Burton himself added: “Trivial Pursuit is among the best-known manufacturers within the gaming universe. I’m thrilled to have partnered with Hasbro and eOne to carry this beloved sport to market as a premium present for tv.”
Burton first sparked rumors that he’d take over internet hosting duties for Trebek after a fan petition went viral shortly after the unique host’s dying calling on him to be the substitute. To this point, it has been signed by greater than 296,700 folks. Followers received slightly style of Burton behind the “Jeopardy!” podium when he was supplied a weeklong stint as visitor host from July 26 to July 30.
Sadly, “Jeopardy!” virtually instantly moved on from Burton’s guest-hosting duties to announce Mike Richards as the brand new everlasting host. Nevertheless, that did not stick after a slew of controversy led him to rapidly step down after only a handful of episodes. Now, the previous “Huge Bang Idea” actress and “Jeopardy!” reigning champion are buying and selling off duties as a brand new seek for stability behind the rostrum continues.
Supply: Fox News