It’s time we stop discussing who will replace the great Alex Trebek as host of Jeopardy!
There is only one correct answer. That’s Ken Jennings. And for Jenning fans, it’s not an unrealistic ask.
Jennings has been a part of Jeopardy! for the past few months after he joined the show with a vague title of ‘consulting producer’.
But Jennings will have competition, as Jeopardy! fans have started a petition to make LeVar Burton the next host.
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 PRODUCER 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!”
Elsewhere, Anderson Cooper has also been rumored to replace Alex Trebek.