LeVar Burton Reacts To Petition Calling For Him To Be The Next Host Of ‘Jeopardy’

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Butterflies in the sky…I can go twice as high.” What is “Reading Rainbow” for $500, LeVar.

In case you missed it, a petition has been launched calling for LeVar Burton to be the next of host of “Jeopardy.”

Sadly, Alex Trebek, the longtime host of the show passed away after battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

The petition, launched by Joshua Sanders, 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!

So far, the petition has garnered over 60,000 signatures.

LaVar Burton took to Twitter and shared the petition along with the caption:

Even if nothing comes from it, I can’t tell how much how I appreciate all y’alls love and support! 🙏🏾❤️

Petition · Make LeVar Burton the next host of Jeopardy! · Change.org

He added: 

Of course while I’m very flattered by the petition, my thoughts are definitely with Alex Trebeck’s family and his millions of fans and the devastating loss of this irreplaceable legend. #LongLiveAlex

Would you be here for LeVar Burton as the new host of “Jeopardy?”

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