Petition To Make ‘Reading Rainbow’s’ LeVar Burton The New Host Of ‘Jeopardy!’ Gains Traction, LeVar Responds


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It goes with out saying that the enduring Alex Trebek is irreplaceable. He was in lots of of our properties and our grandparents’ properties nightly and his impression will probably be remembered eternally.

After Trebek gave 36 years to “Jeopardy!,” it’s famous that he has left some huge sneakers to fill. Anxious to see who will probably be Trebek’s predecessor, followers of the present have been circulating a petition to get one other childhood icon, LeVar Burton, as the brand new host of “Jeopardy!”

The petition has nearly reached its purpose of 75,000 signatures at present, in keeping with USA Today. “LeVar Burton has inspired and shaped the minds of several generations of trivia-loving nerds,” the petition on Change.org reads after itemizing LeVar’s accomplishments, which embody taking part in the “brainiac engineer Geordi La Forge on ‘Star Trek’.”

It continues: “This petition is to show Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and producer Mike Richards just how much love the public has for Burton, and how much we’d all love to see him as the next host of Jeopardy!”

LeVar caught wind of the petition, after lobbying for the job in a tweet final September, and thanked followers for his or her assist whereas additionally paying his respects to Trebek and his household.

“Even if nothing comes from it, I can’t tell how much how I appreciate all y’alls love and support!,” LeVar tweeted. “Of course while I’m very flattered by the petition, my thoughts are definitely with Alex (Trebek’s) family and his millions of fans and the devastating loss of this irreplaceable legend.”

Trebek handed away final week on the age of 80 after battling pancreatic most cancers. The beloved host received seven Emmys for “Jeopardy!” He took over the present again in 1984 and hosted it till the time of his demise.

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