LeVar Burton


There’s been a lot of discussion about the fallout from executive producer Mike Richards’ abortive attempt to become the next host of Jeopardy! Was he ditched because of insider-y optics that suggested the fix was in? Or was he cancelled after insensitive comments from the past that came back to haunt him? Either way, data

Who is Mike Richards? A lot of Jeopardy! fans are asking that today after it was leaked by Variety that Richards, the 46-year-old executive producer of the long-running quiz show, is in final negotiations with Sony Pictures Television to succeed Alex Trebek as host of the series. Trebek died last November at 80 after soldiering

LeVar Burton’s first TV acting job was playing Kunta Kinte on the smash hit 1977 miniseries Roots. His second was participating in the original Battle of the Network Stars. He’s done several acting jobs since then, including hosting Reading Rainbow for 23 years. Then there were those Big Bang Theory episodes where he appeared as himself. There’s