Butterfly in the skyyyyyy….I can go twice as hiiiiiiggggh!
We did it everyone. All our hard work on social media has made LeVar Burton a guest host on Jeopardy! The Star Trek: Next Generation and Reading Rainbow icon rounded out the final group of guest hosts for the 37th season of the legendary trivia show. The Burton-hosted episodes will drop the week of July 26.
Since the untimely death of legendary host Alex Trebek in November, the game show has featured a roster of guest hosts that include Jeopardy! winner Ken Jennings, Katie Couric, Bill Whitaker, Mayim Bialik, Dr. Oz, Savannah Guthrie, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Aaron Rodgers.
Burton, who was part of an aggressively delightful social media campaign to make him host, was added to the list of upcoming hosts including George Stephanopoulos (the week of July 12), Robin Roberts (July 19), David Faber (August 2), and Joe Buck (August 9). Jeopardy! all-star Buzzy Cohen will host the show’s Tournament of Champions episode in May.
I mean, maybe they should just make Burton the host and call it a day.