We have seen many shows, have invested time in exploring different cities and their cultures and have spend hours in watching various games shows, but have you ever heard that anyone involved in investing his everything just for being a host of a game show? But someone has really done it.
“Jeopardy!” is a classic game show with a twist where the answers are given first, and the contestants supply the questions. Here’s happened a quite unbelievable situation that the makers of the show got confused in deciding that who should they have as the guest host of their 37th show season.
They started a social campaign to know what their audience want and the campaign left them stunned when they got a huge response of their audience for having Burton as a host,and fans called him a star of “Reading Rainbow” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” after having such results, the makers of show announced on this Wednesday that leVar Burton will step up in the last week of July as the host and it’s final.
“Our goal has been to present a wide variety of guest hosts with different skill sets and backgrounds on our path to finding a permanent host,” the show’s executive producer, Mike Richards, said in a statement. “Our passionate fans are telling us what they like, and we are listening”, said the makers.
After having the decision on board the fans seem quite excited, but the person who was more excited and unbelievably happy than anyone else was the actor himself. “THANK YOU… to all y’all for your passionate support!” he tweeted.
Since the death of the show’s beloved former host Alex Trebek due to pancreatic cancer last November, “Jeopardy!” has been cycling through a roster of guest hosts but was unable to find the permanent ones. But the campaign resulted in making Burton a permanent host of the show while he is hosting two more shows and a podcast of his own. It is quite unbelievable to know that the petition related to Burton has received nearly 250,000 online signatures so far.