‘Jeopardy!’ Announces Final Guest Hosts, Including LeVar Burton
The producers of Jeopardy! have announced the final batch of guest hosts who will fill in for the remainder of the show’s 37th season. The names include sportscaster Joe Buck, Good Morning America hosts George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts, and LeVar Burton, the Star Trek: The Next Generation actor and Reading Rainbow host who has publicly campaigned to be the show’s permanent replacement for the late Alex Trebek. (A recent petition calling for Burton to get the Jeopardy! hosting received nearly 250,000 signatures.)
In response to the news that Burton will get a shot behind the Jeopardy! lectern, he tweeted “THANK YOU... to all y’all for your passionate support,” adding he was “overjoyed, excited, and eager” to get to be a Jeopardy! guest host:
Via Jeopardy!’s official website, here’s the full lineup of guest hosts that will carry the show through the end of August:
Jeopardy!’s current guest host is Anderson Cooper, who’ll be filling in through the end of April. Previous guests included former Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, journalist Katie Couric, and NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The show has not yet announced a permanent replacement for Trebek, who passed away in November of 2020 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
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