Is LeVar Burton guest-hosting Jeopardy?

SINCE the passing of beloved host Alex Trebek this season of Jeopardy has seen a mix of guest-host judges.

The guest-host will be rounding out this season until August 13.

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Alex Trebek hosted Jeopardy! for 36 years until he passed away.[/caption]

Is LeVar Burton guest-hosting Jeopardy?

LeVar Burton is going to be guest-hosting Jeopardy! from July 26, 2021 – July 30, 2021.

Burton’s hosting spot is very significant due to the social media campaign supporting him as a successor to Trebek with over 246,000 fans signing a Change.org petition supporting the idea.

The petition reads, “LeVar Burton has inspired and shaped the minds of several generations of trivia-loving nerds,” referencing his spot as host Reading Rainbow and Lt. Commander Geordi LaForge in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

On The Mothership Podcast, Burton expressed his opinion saying, “This is something that I really think is a good idea. I think it’s a good fit of what the show is, what the show requires, and what I feel like I bring to the table.”

Burton also took to Twitter to thank his #LevarForJeopardy fans for the support saying, “THANK YOU… to all y’all for your passionate support!”

“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.”

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LeVar Burton hosted the children’s show Reading Rainbow for more than 20 years.[/caption]

Who else is guest hosting Jeopardy?

Burton will close out season 37 with the final round of guest judges including:

  • Robin Roberts
  • George Stephanopoulos
  • David Faber
  • Joe Buck

Executive producer and one-time guest host Mike Richards released a statement saying, “Our goal has been to present a wide variety of guest hosts with different skill sets and backgrounds on our path to finding a permanent host,”

“Our passionate fans are telling us what they like, and we are listening. All of the guest hosts have brought individualism, energy and an authentic love of our show to each of their episodes. We look forward to sharing the rest of the season with our viewers.”

Previous guest-host judges have included Ken Jennings, Katie Couric, Dr. Oz, Aaron Rodgers, Anderson Cooper, Bill Whitaker, Mayim Bialik, Savannah Guthrie, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

How can I watch Jeopardy?

The popular game show returned on January 4, 2021, to challenge contestants’ trivia knowledge.

Jeopardy! is a syndicated program, with channels and times varying by area.

Viewers can go to jeopardy.com/watch to search when and where you can watch the show.

You can stream past episodes of Jeopardy! on Netflix or go to a live taping of the show in Los Angeles.

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