Levar Burton to be the next host of Jeopardy?

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  1. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Commodore Commodore

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    Actually, of the newscasters (all of whom did extremely well, which is to be expected, given that Hugh Downs was the original host of Concentration), I thought Cooper had one of the weaker showings. And of the other newscasters, I found Ms. Guthrie cute, but not so easy to take seriously, law degree notwithstanding.
     
  2. Owain Taggart

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    The trouble with Anderson Cooper is that he already is too busy. Would likely have to be a retired broadcaster or someone who decides to switch gears.
     
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  3. Aragorn

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    And just like that, Aaron Rodgers will never be hosting Jeopardy again.
     
  4. Jim Klag

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    Ken Jennings says in today's episode, "We're having fun," while his face looks like he wants to kill someone.
     
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  5. Mr. Adventure

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    He just wanted everyone to be in Jeopardy.
     
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  6. hbquikcomjamesl

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    Better to look like one wants to kill someone (which wasn't the impression I got, watching the episode) than to be spreading a virus that actually could kill a lot of someones.

    (Given that I don't pay much attention to football [it seems like such a fuss over a lousy 25 cents], I wasn't even aware of the Rodgers COVID issues until just now.)
     
  7. The Nth Doctor

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    LeVar Burton to host "Trivial Pursuit" game show for eOne.

    “’Trivial Pursuit’ is one of the best-known brands in the gaming universe,” Burton said. “I am thrilled to have partnered with Hasbro and eOne to bring this beloved game to market as a premium show for television.”

    The hosting gig is part of a deal between eOne, which is owned by Hasbro, and Burton’s LeVar Burton Entertainment (LBE) to develop “Trivial Pursuit” into a game show format. Burton will also executive produce the series along with LBE’s Sangita Patel and Tara Long and Geno McDermott from eOne. No network is currently attached to the series.

    “LeVar Burton has been an iconic member of American pop culture for decades from ‘Roots’ to ‘Reading Rainbow’ to ‘Star Trek’ and beyond,” said said Long, president of global unscripted television for eOne. “His love for intellectual curiosity paired with his ability to connect with audiences worldwide make him the perfect partner to bring Hasbro’s beloved trivia game to households in a new and exciting way.”
    Hell, yeah! Forget the hot mess that Jeopardy! is right now. Bring on this show!
     
  8. Owain Taggart

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    That's actually quite brilliant. I hope it works out for him!
     
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  9. CorporalClegg

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    They could fill the whole half hour up with just people trying to get the pie pieces in.