Two hundred forty six thousand people can’t be wrong.
LeVar Burton has finally been asked to guest host “Jeopardy!” After a petition with 246,000 signatures has blossomed imploring producers to sign him up, it’s happened.
Burton will join George Stephanopolous and Robin Roberts — ABC promoting “GMA” since “Jeopardy!” runs on ABC stations, and sportscaster Joe Buck in the last round of guest hosts.
The season will end with this group and return in September with a permanent host. The competition is between Burton and Ken Jennings, the first guest host and the only one so far to maintain the ratings at 6 million.
Burton is campaigning for the job, and he certainly seems to have a following. Jennings does, too, and he’s a contracted consultant to the show.
Burton wrote on Twitter: THANK YOU… to all y’all for your passionate support! I am overjoyed, excited, and eager to be guest-hosting Jeopardy!, and will do my utmost best to live up to your faith you in me. YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE! Go ahead and take my word for it, this time.