Thanks to the Internet, LeVar Burton Will Host “Jeopardy!”

Well, score one for the Internet . . .


“Jeopardy!” revealed its final batch of guest hosts, and “Reading Rainbow” superstar LEVAR BURTON is getting a shot . . . after fans launched an online campaign, which included a petition that racked up more than 245,000 signatures.



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LeVar Tweeted, quote, “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.”


Of course, the producers haven’t given any indication of who might become the permanent host down the road . . . but LeVar has previously said that he’d do it, and getting him a slot as a guest host is a step in that direction.


The rest of the list of upcoming guest hosts includes George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, author and former “Jeopardy!” champ David Faber, and Joe Buck from Fox Sports.


These are apparently the last guest hosts for THIS season.  It’s unclear if they’ll have a permanent host for next season . . . or if they’ll keep bringing in temporary hosts.

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