"All 30 clues on Jeopardy!’s board know that Ken Jennings, the certified greatest of all time, is the only worthy successor to Trebek, and we’re writing this post because Jennings is way too nice to say it himself," says Devon Ivie. "But don’t take our word for it. Jeopardy! has been tacitly grooming Jennings for greater things over the past few months, with the GOAT joining the show this season as a vague 'consulting producer' who gets free rein over presenting special video categories, developing projects, and collaborating with writers on clues — in addition to regularly being featured in episodes. In fact, when Vulture asked Jennings earlier this year about his interest in one day becoming Trebek’s replacement, he was pleased that fans considered him to be the natural successor." “It’s very flattering,” he responded, “because I’m such a huge fan of the show.” Ivie adds: "Everyone else, please just buzz away."
More than 50,000 have signed a petition for LeVar Burton to host Jeopardy!: "Even if nothing comes from it, I can’t tell how much how I appreciate all y’alls love and support!" Burton tweeted in response. The petition states: "Between hosting 21 seasons of the educational Reading Rainbow, playing the brainiac engineer Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: the Next Generation, and filling the roll of Kunta Kinte in the ever important mini-series Roots, LeVar Burton has inspired and shaped the minds of several generations of trivia-loving nerds. This petition is to show Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and producers Mike Richards and Harry Friedman just how much love the public has for Burton, and how much we'd all love to see him as the next host of Jeopardy!"