LeVar Burton ready to move on from ‘Jeopardy!’ and find the ‘right game show’

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Burton expressed gratitude to his longtime fans, who were vocal about his desire to see him replace the late Alex Trebek.

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Feather “The Daily Show with Trevor NoahLast night, Burton expressed his gratitude to his longtime fans, who have supported him since his “Reading Rainbow” days and was vocal about his desire to be replaced by the late Alex Trebek as the host of “Jopardie!” As seen in. Despite online support, Burton lost out to the gig, first of all, mike richards, and then to Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings.

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Burton said he first noticed his fans’ devotion several years ago, when he wrote a . started the rainbow reading Kickstarter Drive. Burton told Noah, “I then learned that the generation of adults who grew up on “Reading Rainbow” were down with whatever they wanted to do, and the same was true with this ‘Jeopardy! thing.”

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“I made it public that I wanted it for myself,” he continued, “that it made sense to me, and that they were all about it. It made as much sense to them as it did to me. They wanted it for me as much as I wanted it.”

But the “Star Trek: Next Generation” actor said he has already moved on from the experience.

“They say be careful what you wish for because I found out it was not what I wanted,” he said. “All I wanted was to compete. I mean, I wanted a job, but then when I didn’t get it, then, well, okay, what’s next?” He said he “couldn’t dream” – which he did not specify – which “danger!” have since come in their way. Experience.

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Noah suggested that Burton develop his own game show, which the actor suggested he was considering. “I called ‘Danger!’ Never thought of hosting another game show outside the U.S., but they went in a different direction with their show, which is their right, and now I’m thinking, well, it kind of makes sense. Come on. Let’s see what I can do, so we’re trying to figure out what would be the right game show for LeVar Burton.”


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