For a while now, followers have been calling for Burton, 64, to be given a shot on the present. A petition began circulating online after Trebek’s demise, calling Burton to get an opportunity.
On Monday, the “Star Trek: Generations” actor shared the petition on Twitter, hoping to rack up just a few extra signatures.
“Leaving this right here within the occasion the powers that be are listening…” he wrote in the tweet.
The net message has up to now acquired over 42,000 likes and nicely over 10,000 retweets.
“Between internet hosting 21 seasons of the academic Studying Rainbow, taking part in the brainiac engineer Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: the Subsequent Technology, and filling the roll of Kunta Kinte within the ever vital mini-series Roots, LeVar Burton has impressed and formed the minds of a number of generations of trivia-loving nerds. This petition is to indicate Sony Photos Leisure Inc. and producers Mike Richards and Harry Friedman simply how a lot love the general public has for Burton, and the way a lot we might all like to see him as the following host of Jeopardy!” the petition reads.
To date, the petition has acquired 181,884 signatures with a objective of reaching 200,000.
This is not the primary time Burton has shared the petition. He initially did so in November 2020 after it was created.
“Even when nothing comes from it, I am unable to let you know how a lot I recognize your entire love and assist!” Burton wrote, together with a hyperlink to the petition.
In a second tweet, he reiterated his appreciation but in addition shared a notice in honor of Trebek and his household.
“After all whereas I am flattered by the petition, my ideas are positively with Alex Trebeck’s (sic) household and his thousands and thousands of followers and the devastating lack of this irreplaceable legend,” he wrote, together with the hashtag #LongLiveAlex.
Reps for “Jeopardy!” didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
Fox Information’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.