LeVar Burton to Develop and Host New ‘Trivial Pursuit’ Game Show

LeVar Burton to Develop and Host New ‘Trivial Pursuit’ Game Show

Although he was unofficially the people’s choice to replace the deceased host, Alex Trebek, LeVar Burton didn’t get his dream job as the new host of Jeopardy! Doesn’t matter as he has his very own game show in the works!

The Star Trek alum revealed on his Twitter account that he will be hosting a game show that is being developed, Trivial Pursuit.

According to Variety, Burton is on board to host a game show version of the classic trivia game Trivial Pursuit. The game show is currently in development at Entertainment One (eOne).

Trivial Pursuit is one of the best-known brands in the gaming universe,” Burton said. “I am thrilled to have partnered with Hasbro and eOne to bring this beloved game to market as a premium show for television.”

The collaboration is a partnership with Burton’s LeVar Burton Entertainment (LBE) and Entertainment One, which is owned by Hasbro. The companies will work together to develop Trivial Pursuit into a game show format. The game show will be executive produced by Burton along with LBE’s Sangita Patel and Tara Long and Geno McDermott from Entertainment One. As the series is in development, there isn’t a network currently attached yet.

The Trivial Pursuit trivia game is currently available in more than 26 countries and translated into 17 languages. With over 100 million copies of the game being sold, it was named to the “Games Hall of Fame” by Games magazine. This is the latest Hasbro game to become developed into an onscreen property, including Entertainment One’s current slate which includes “Clue,” “Dungeons & Dragons,” “Power Rangers,” and “Mouse Trap.”

Although Burton wasn’t selected as the permanent host of Jeopardy! at the time, he acknowledged that by the support of family, friends, and fans, he had already won.

LeVar Burton to Develop and Host New ‘Trivial Pursuit’ Game Show

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