September 28, 2022
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LeVar Burton Regrets Trusting ‘Jeopardy!’ EP Mike Richards

After lastly making his strategy to the Jeopardy! podium due to a fan marketing campaign (which included a couple of notable celebrities), LeVar Burton noticed his probability of turning into Alex Trebek’s successor disappear as shortly because it arrived. The beloved Studying Rainbow host was not chosen for the highest spot as Jeopardy! government producer Mike Richards named himself as the brand new host, which instantly mired the traditional sport present in scandal. (Richards would step down after lower than per week of filming.)

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After lastly making his strategy to the Jeopardy! podium due to a fan marketing campaign (which included a couple of notable celebrities), LeVar Burton noticed his probability of turning into Alex Trebek’s successor disappear as shortly because it arrived. The beloved Studying Rainbow host was not chosen for the highest spot as Jeopardy! government producer Mike Richards named himself as the brand new host, which instantly mired the traditional sport present in scandal. (Richards would step down after lower than per week of filming.)

Whereas Burton has hinted on the “humiliating” course of earlier than by ominously saying that “the fix was in,” he’s now talking extra candidly about the entire ordeal. When requested what he’d do in a different way, Burton had harsh phrases for Richards who reportedly instructed Burton twice that he wasn’t within the internet hosting job. By way of TV Insider:

“So if I have been to do it another time, I wouldn’t belief him,” Burton continued. “However I’d insist on understanding that this was an actual audition for the job as a result of that’s what I believed I used to be asking for.”

Burton went on to say that it felt like he was “pulled right into a publicity stunt” however added, “I went in willingly. I personal my actions 100%. I simply want that they had been extra forthcoming at first.” He additionally stated he “liked each second” of internet hosting the present itself.

Regardless of the Jeopardy! fiasco, Burton would finally land a sport present internet hosting gig. He’s at present growing a TV model of Trivial Pursuit that can enable the Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology star to work his magic at a podium that’s fully his personal.

(By way of TV Insider)

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