Erin Jensen, USA TODAY
Printed 12: 56 p.m. ET April 8, 2021 | Up up to now 7: 48 p.m. ET April 8, 2021
Dates had been announced for the next spherical of “Jeopardy!” guest hosts.
The existing has been leaning on celebrities to maintain in for Alex Trebek following his loss of life in November, after a war with pancreatic most cancers.
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will engage up the quiz existing baton from unusual host, quarterback Aaron Rodgers, hosting April 19-30. “60 Minutes” correspondent Invoice Whitaker follows Cooper from May perchance perchance well 3-14. And “Name Me Kat” smartly-known person Mayim Bialik takes over May perchance perchance well 31, till June 11.
“At the present time” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie and CNN’s chief scientific correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, are furthermore on the slate of guest hosts, though their dates enjoy no longer but been announced.
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LeVar Burton, likely most current for hosting the kid’s existing “Reading Rainbow,” has furthermore made it known that he would care for a turn at “Jeopardy!”
Monday, the “Roots” actor tweeted a petition to his followers, signed by higher than 200,000 other folks that desire to witness Burton host. “Leaving this right here within the match the powers that be are listening …” Burton posted.
Celebrities enjoy counseled Burton. Actor Dick Van Dyke shared the petition with his Twitter followers Wednesday.
Tuesday, “Gradual Imprint” host Stephen Colbert furthermore tweeted his pork up, incorporating a shaggy dog fable referencing Burton’s “Megastar Scurry” persona. “I contemplate LeVar Burton may perchance perchance perchance aloof host Jeopardy! As Geordi La Forge,” Colbert posted. “And the buzzers ought to be phasers. And Information ought to be the mediate. And it ought to be in home. And simply be Megastar Scurry.”
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Executive producer Mike Richards spoke about how guest hosts had been chosen to USA TODAY in February.
“Here’s other folks that treasure this sport, and their respect for Alex is off the charts,” he acknowledged. “That’s how we went about it: Who would for meander feel a connection? Who has the unusual expertise? On memoir of it’s so hard to host the present, as I’m in a position to snarl you having hosted 5 series myself.”
Richards acknowledged the winner of the present’s “Greatest of All Time” match, Ken Jennings, may perchance perchance perchance be regarded as as a permanent replacement, as effectively as one of the crucial other guest hosts.
Rodgers, who as soon as competed on “Jeopardy!” in 2015 for charity, no longer too long within the past informed USA TODAY he would ranking the gig elephantine-time, if it had been supplied. “I care for the present and enjoy a deep, deep affection for it,” he acknowledged. “Now no longer most effective is it a nostalgic connection to my childhood, but it for meander’s a truly particular existing to me and I had an limitless time with all americans that works there.”
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