LeVar Burton, Robin Roberts, and more to round out Jeopardy guest host lineup
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LeVar Burton is getting his shot.
The Star Trek actor is among the final group of Jeopardy guest hosts, the iconic quiz show announced Wednesday, who will close out the current 37th season. The lineup also includes Good Morning America co-anchors George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts, CNBC journalist (and former Celebrity Jeopardy champion) David Faber, and sportscaster Joe Buck.
It's a big moment for Burton in particular, who has long been vocal about his desire to step in to host the show, with a passionate group of fans backing his bid. (A petition urging Jeopardy's producers to name Burton the show's new host has nearly 250,000 signatures.) "I don't believe there is anyone out there who is better suited for this job than me," the actor previously told EW. "I think my whole career is an advertisement for being the host of Jeopardy."
The show has featured a rotating lineup of guest emcees since beloved longtime host Alex Trebek died in November, including former champion Ken Jennings, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and CNN's Anderson Cooper, who began his run on Monday.
"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," Jeopardy executive producer Mike Richards said in a statement. "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."
Check out the full schedule of guest hosts here.
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