LeVar Burton to host ‘Trivial Pursuit’ game show next


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After ending his quest to be the next host of Danger , LeVar Burton just landed a new job as the next emcee for Hasbro and Entertainment One’s TV adaptation of Trivial Pursuit.

According to the hollywood reporter, the Rainbow reading the host will also take over to produce the series. When eOne’s Global Unscripted TV President Tara Long spoke about Burton, she said working with him on the new show was a no-brainer.

“LeVar Burton has been an iconic member of American pop culture for decades. Roots To Rainbow reading To Star Trek and beyond, ”Long said. “His love for intellectual curiosity coupled with his ability to connect with audiences around the world make him the perfect partner in bringing Hasbro’s beloved trivia game to homes in new and exciting ways.”

Burton also shared his enthusiasm for teaming up with business to bring this classic family game to life on TV.

“Trivial Pursuit is one of the best-known brands in the gaming world,” he explained. “I am delighted to have partnered with Hasbro and eOne to market this beloved game as a premium television show.”

When you talk to Trevor Noah on The daily show in September, Burton explained why he decided to step away from pursuing the Danger place.

“The crazy thing is that when you set your sights on something… they say be careful what you wish for, because what I found out was that it wasn’t the thing you wanted. I wanted after all, ”Burton told Noah. “What I wanted was to compete. I mean, I wanted the job, right, but when I didn’t get it, it was like, ‘Well, okay, what’s next?’ “

However, later he said the quest to get this job opened new doors for him. One can only assume that this new spot as host of Trivial Pursuit could have been one of those opportunities.

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