LeVar Burton may not be hosting Jeopardy!, but he’s not entirely out of the game show business. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Burton will host the revived Trivial Pursuit game show.
“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,” Tara Long of eOne told THR.
“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 added.
Burton’s newest game show doesn’t have a home yet, but it will likely find a home now that he’s on board. Hasbro, Entertainment and LeVar Burton Entertainment will produce the series, but there is no start date set in stone for production just yet.