December 9, 2021

LeVar Burton Set to Host Game Show Based on Trivial Pursuit

LeVar Burton won’t have been chosen to host Jeopardy!, however as an alternative, he will get to create his personal recreation present primarily based on Hasbro’s Trivial Pursuit.

Burton, 64, is working on the present with Leisure One. He’ll function an govt producer on the undertaking.

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

Geno McDermott and Tara Lengthy from eOne and Sangita Patel from LeVar Burton Leisure shall be producers alongside Burton.

“LeVar Burton has been an iconic member of American pop culture for decades from ‘Roots’ to ‘Reading Rainbow’ to ‘Star Trek’ and beyond,” Lengthy stated in a press release. “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.”

The Roots actor was within the working to take over internet hosting Jeopardy! following the demise of beloved host Alex Trebek. As an alternative, Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings alternated internet hosting duties.