Fans who have petitioned for LeVar Burton to be the latest guest host of “Jeopardy!” aren't finished rallying for him and are hoping he might become the show's next permanent quizmaster.
Pre-recorded episodes began to air on Monday of Burton at the famed game show's lectern, a role eagerly anticipated by both fans and the actor himself. Burton, who already has many years of hosting experience as the emcee of “Reading Rainbow” on PBS, has been publicly jockeying for the gig for at least eight years.
“Jeopardy!” has not yet committed to a new regular host since the death of its beloved steward Alex Trebek last year, opting for a rotation of guest hosts for the past several months. Trebek died in November after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.