LeVar Burton was actually crushed because ‘Jeopardy’ gig was ‘fixed’ (video)

LeVar Burton now admits that losing out on the coveted “Jeopardy” hosting gig was crushing after repeating for many months that it didn’t really bother him that he wasn’t chosen. Burton spoke to “Newsy” on the eve of securing a hosting gig for another TV institution that represents quintessential Americana: the Scripps National Spelling Bee. […]

LeVar Burton keeps winning as he’s tapped to host Scripps National Spelling Bee

LeVar Burton may have been looked over by “Jeopardy!” but the veteran actor continues to receive his flowers. Burton has been named as the upcoming host of the Scripps National Spelling Bee for the televised semifinals on June 1 and finals on June 2, 2022, near Washington, D.C. Burton first rose to fame to playing […]

TV legend LeVar Burton lands game show hosting gig after ‘Jeopardy’ debacle

After being toyed with during the disastrous national search for a new “Jeopardy” host, legendary actor LeVar Burton has finally landed his dream gig. Burton, who first rocketed to fame playing the slave Kunte Kinte in one of the highest-rated miniseries of all time in “Roots,” has been chosen to lord over the new TV […]

LeVar Burton explains why he no longer wants ‘Jeopardy’ gig

Legendary thespian LeVar Burton has already been the star of two classic television programs, so he’s good with being passed over for being the host on another venerated show, “Jeopardy.” Burton, who was by far the most memorable character (Kunte Kinte) on the all-time great miniseries “Roots” and the host of the 26-time Emmy-winning show […]

LeVar Burton to be spotlighted in new documentary

LeVar Burton may not have landed the gig hosting “Jeopardy!” but his greatness will soon be explored in the upcoming documentary Butterfly in the Sky. The upcoming documentary will spotlight “Reading Rainbow,” the 1980s kids television series that was hosted by Burton for 23 years. Butterfly in the Sky, will chronicle the journeys of a […]

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