Alex Trebek left some big shoes to fill, but all may not be lost when it comes to finding the next Jeopardy guest host. Ever the beacon of knowledge, LeVar Burton has just stepped up to the plate.

In a tweet on Monday, the Reading Rainbow host threw his hat into the ring by sharing a petition started by Joshua Sanders. At the time of publication, the petition already has over 199,000 signatures!

As a beloved host, producer and actor, Burton’s tweet has also received its fair share of love, with over 40,000 likes and over 12,000 retweets. The petition boasts his many accomplishments and touts his potential to be Jeopardy’s host.

The petition is being sent to Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and producers Mike Richards and Harry Friedman. If you’d like to put LeVar Burton in the driver seat as the next guest host for Jeopardy, head to to sign the petition!

––Karly Wood

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