SHOCK POLL: LeVar Burton Was No. 1 Choice of Jeopardy! Fans — With More Than 5 Times the Support Mike Richards Got

Beloved actor LeVar Burton was the number one choice of Jeopardy! fans to succeed the late Alex Trebek as host of the show — with more than 5 times the support of Mike Richards, who was named the permanent host last week.

The popular game show spent months auditioning a string of high-profile guest hosts in order to find a successor to the departed and much-mourned Alex Trebek, including LeVar Burton, Robin Roberts, Ken Jennings, George Stephanopoulos, LeVar Burton, Savannah Guthrie, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Mayim Bialik, and others.

But it was producer Mike Richards who got the permanent hosting job, with Bialik to helm primetime special and spinoff episodes.

According to a new Morning Consult poll, the show’s choice is way out of step with
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