Aaron Rodgers would like to be the following host of ‘Jeopardy!’
Packers QB and reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers opened as much as USA TODAY’s Gary Levin about visitor internet hosting “Jeopardy!” and extra.
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Dates have been introduced for the following spherical of “Jeopardy!” visitor hosts.
The present has been leaning on celebrities to fill in for Alex Trebek following his demise in November, after a battle with pancreatic most cancers.
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will decide up the quiz present baton from present host, quarterback Aaron Rodgers, internet hosting April 19-30. “60 Minutes” correspondent Invoice Whitaker follows Cooper from Could 3-14. And “Name Me Kat” star Mayim Bialik takes over Could 31, till June 11.
“Right this moment” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie and CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, are additionally on the slate of visitor hosts, although their dates haven’t but been introduced.
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LeVar Burton, maybe most well-known for internet hosting the youngsters’s present “Studying Rainbow,” has additionally made it recognized that he would really like a flip at “Jeopardy!”
Monday, the “Roots” actor tweeted a petition to his followers, signed by greater than 200,000 individuals who need to see Burton host. “Leaving this right here within the occasion the powers that be are listening…” Burton posted.
Celebrities have endorsed Burton. Actor Dick Van Dyke shared the petition with his Twitter followers Wednesday.
Tuesday, “Late Present” host Stephen Colbert additionally tweeted his assist, incorporating a joke referencing Burton’s “Star Trek” character. “I feel LeVar Burton ought to host Jeopardy! As Geordi La Forge,” Colbert posted. “And the buzzers needs to be phasers. And Knowledge needs to be the choose. And it needs to be in area. And simply be Star Trek.”
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Govt producer Mike Richards spoke about how visitor hosts had been chosen to USA TODAY in February.
“That is individuals who love this sport, and their respect for Alex is off the charts,” he stated. “That’s how we went about it: Who would really feel a connection? Who has the distinctive skills? As a result of it’s so arduous to host the present, as I can inform you having hosted 5 sequence myself.”
Richards stated the winner of the present’s “Biggest of All Time” match, Ken Jennings, can be thought of as a everlasting alternative, in addition to a few of the different visitor hosts.
Rodgers, who as soon as competed on “Jeopardy!” in 2015 for charity, just lately advised USA TODAY he would settle for the gig full-time, if it had been supplied. “I like the present and have a deep, deep affection for it,” he stated. “Not solely is it a nostalgic connection to my childhood, however it’s a very particular present to me and I had a good time with everyone that works there.”