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Wed Apr 21, 2021, 06:17 PM

LeVar Burton scores 'Jeopardy!' guest host spot after fan campaign

LeVar Burton is going to guest host Jeopardy! after all.

The former Reading Rainbow host and Star Trek: The Next Generation actor, 64, was included in the final batch of Jeopardy! guest hosts for the season.

The decision comes after hundreds of thousands of fans lobbied online for Burton to get a shot to potentially replace the late Alex Trebek. A Change.org petition supporting Burton guest hosting the show racked up 246,000 signatures.

“THANK YOU… to all y’all for your passionate support!” Burton tweeted Wednesday.

“I am overjoyed, excited, and eager to be guest-hosting Jeopardy!, and will do my utmost best to live up to your faith you in me. YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE! Go ahead and take my word for it, this time.”

At: https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/levar-burton-scores-jeopardy-guest-host-spot-after-fan-campaign/ar-BB1fUfU6



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Response to peppertree (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 06:27 PM

1. I hope he does his first intro in the glasses (nt)

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 06:29 PM

2. That would be something

If only for just a few seconds.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 06:34 PM

3. I would be shocked if they don't do something like this ... I mean, they're both NBC ...

It makes way too much sense

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 06:48 PM

4. Star Trek is CBS now

But it would still be a good idea.

How will he read the cards otherwise?

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 06:58 PM

5. During final Jeopardy, he'd be able to read contestants' heart rate and stress hormone levels.



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Response to FBaggins (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 07:03 PM

6. True, esp. given that Paramount is now CBS ...

At TNG time though, it was really 'no network'. Just Paramount selling it to whoever agreed to their terms, IIRC.

Felt like it was really a whole new paradigm in TV, or at least the first time I was aware of it.

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