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LeVar Burton Set to Host New Trivia Game Show After “Jeopardy!” Disappointment

The New York Post is reporting that LeVar Burton is teaming up with Entertainment One to create a game show based on Hasbro’s famed “Trivial Pursuit.”

Hasbro, it is reported, purchased Entertainment One for $3.8 billion in 2019, and Burton is set to host the series and scored an executive producer role as well.

This comes after fans advocated for him to take over as the new host of “Jeopardy!” but was never given the role.

Speaking with the press, Tara Long who will be producing alongside the actor and who also is the president of Global Unscripted Television for eOne, said in a statement, “LeVar Burton has been an iconic member of American pop culture for decades from ‘Roots’ to ‘Reading Rainbow’ to ‘Star Trek’ and beyond. 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.”

“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,” Burton said.

We can’t wait!

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