‘Reading Rainbow’ Legend LeVar Burton Wants To Be New Jepoardy! Host
If longtime Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton has his way, his new gig will be at Jeopardy!
Since then, there has been a rotation of guest hosts and a permanent replacement has yet to be named.
Fans launched a petition for LeVar Burton to fill the role, and he’s thrown his hat into the ring.
He shared the petition Monday (April 5th) with the caption,
“Leaving this here in the event the powers that be are listening…”
The petition reads,
“Between hosting 21 seasons of the educational Reading Rainbow, playing the brainiac engineer Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: the Next Generation, and filling the roll of Kunta Kinte in the ever important mini-series Roots, LeVar Burton has inspired and shaped the minds of several generations of trivia-loving nerds. This petition is to show Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and producers Mike Richards and Harry Friedman 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!”
It garnered more than 136,000 signatures as of Tuesday afternoon (April 6th).