For a while now, followers have been calling for Burton, 64, to be given a shot on the present. A petition started circulating on-line after Trebek’s loss of life, calling Burton to get an opportunity.
On Monday, the “Star Trek: Generations” actor shared the petition on Twitter, hoping to rack up a couple of extra signatures.
“Leaving this right here within the occasion the powers that be are listening…” he wrote within the tweet.
The web message has up to now obtained over 42,000 likes and properly over 10,000 retweets.
“Between internet hosting 21 seasons of the academic Studying Rainbow, enjoying the brainiac engineer Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: the Subsequent Technology, and filling the roll of Kunta Kinte within the ever essential mini-series Roots, LeVar Burton has impressed and formed the minds of a number of generations of trivia-loving nerds. This petition is to point out 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 subsequent host of Jeopardy!” the petition reads.
Up to now, the petition has obtained 181,884 signatures with a aim 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 can not inform you how a lot I admire your entire love and assist!” Burton wrote, together with a hyperlink to the petition.
In a second tweet, he reiterated his appreciation but additionally shared a notice in honor of Trebek and his household.
“In fact whereas I am flattered by the petition, my ideas are undoubtedly with Alex Trebeck’s (sic) household and his tens of millions 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.