After all the hoopla over Jeopardy!, the Reading Rainbow and Star Trek: The Next Generation alum will serve as grand marshal as the Tournament of Roses Parade returns on New Year's Day 2022 after a two-year pandemic hiatus. “LeVar Burton perfectly epitomizes this year’s theme,” said Tournament of Roses President Bob Miller. “The 2022 theme is ‘Dream. Believe. Achieve.’ and celebrates education and the determination of those who travel the path from dream to reality.” Burton tweeted: "I am thrilled to named Grand Marshall of the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. Thank you Tournament of Roses for this high honor!"