LeVar Burton overcomes danger! To get a brand new game show concert

LeVar Burton overcomes danger! To get a brand new game show concert

LeVar Burton got a new TV concert just months after Jeopardy! walked past him.

Content studio Hasbro Entertainment One confirmed Wednesday that Burton has signed up to host a show based on the classic board game Trivial Pursuit. The actor and longtime host of Reading Rainbow will also serve as one of the show’s executive producers.

Speaking to Variety, Burton called Trivial Pursuit “one of the most famous brands in the gaming universe,” adding that he is “thrilled to partner with Hasbro and eOne to bring this beloved game to market as a premium TV show.”

Tara Long, president of global television without scripts at eOne, said in a statement that her company is delighted to be partnering with an “iconic American pop culture” like Burton on the project.

“His love of intellectual curiosity, combined with his ability to connect with audiences around the world, makes him the perfect partner to bring Hasbro’s beloved quiz to households in a new and exciting way,” she added.

The series’ release date and network were not disclosed.

Burton was among several stars on the Jeopardy! Guest show this summer. as the show’s producers were looking for a replacement for Alex Trebek, who died last year.

Burton had once described hosting “Jeopardy!” as his “dream job” and his guest vacation was well received by fans. However, Mike Richards eventually won the concert.

Soon thereafter, many controversies from Richards’ past surfaced in the media, including discrimination and harassment lawsuits when he executive produced Price Is Right. After spending just one day on set, Richards retired.

Some fans have expressed hope that Burton will get a second chance to host Jeopardy! full time after Richards’ infamous departure. However, appearing on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah in September, Burton said he was gone.

“The crazy thing is when you target something, you know, they say, ‘Be careful what you want because I found it was not what I wanted in the end,” he said. … “I wanted to compete. That is, I wanted this job, but then, when I didn’t get it, I thought: “Okay, okay, but what next?” “

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