“Reading Rainbow” host LeVar Burton has rejoined the choir, inviting him to host “Jeopardy!”
Since the tragic death of host Alex Trabek, the game show has seen a number of special guest staff, including Katie Couric, Mayim Bialik, Aaron Rodgers and more.
For some time now, fans have been calling for Burton, 64, to get a shot at the show. A petition began circulating online after Trebek’s death, urging Burton to get a chance.
On Monday, actor “Star Trek: Generations” shared the petition on Twitter in hopes of gathering a few more signatures.
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“Leave this here if the forces that listen, …” he wrote in the tweet.
The online message has so far received over 42,000 likes and well over 10,000 retweets.
“Between hosting 21 seasons of the educational Reading Rainbow, playing brainiac engineer Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: Next Generation and filling the role of Kunta Kinte in the still-important mini-series Roots, LeVar Burton has inspired and shaped the minds of several generations of trivia-loving nerds.This petition is to show Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and producers Mike Richards and Harry Friedman how much love the public has for Burton and how much we all want to see him as the next host of Jeopardy! “The petition reads.
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So far, the petition has received 181,884 signatures with a goal of reaching 200,000.
This is not the first time Burton has shared the petition. He originally did so in November 2020, after it was created.
“Even if nothing comes of it, I can not tell you how much I appreciate all your love and support!” Burton wrote along with a link to the petition.
In another tweet, he reiterated his appreciation, but also shared a note in honor of Trebek and his family.
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“Although I am flattered by the petition, my thoughts are with Alex Trebeck’s (sic) family and his millions of fans and the devastating loss of this irreplaceable legend,” he co-wrote with the hashtag #LongLiveAlex.
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Reps for “Jeopardy!” did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Fox News’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.