LeVar Burton to Host ‘Trivial Pursuit’ Game Show
LeVar Burton just got a new gig. Burton will host Trivial Pursuit, a game show by Hasbro and Entertainment One.
“Trivial Pursuit is one of the best-known brands in the gaming universe. I am thrilled to have partnered with Hasbro and eOne to bring this beloved game to market as a premium show for television,” Burton said, per The Hollywood Reporter.
Tara Long, president of global unscripted television at eOne, praised Burton for his track record of providing “intellectual curiosity” to his audience.
“LeVar Burton has been an iconic member of American pop culture for decades from Roots to Reading Rainbow to Star Trek and beyond. His love for intellectual curiosity paired with his ability to connect with audiences worldwide make him the perfect partner to bring Hasbro’s beloved trivia game to households in a new and exciting way,” Long said.
Although a network is not yet attached to the project, with Burton on board it should be an easy sell.
The Trivial Pursuit game show is one of the many TV-related projects Hasbro is working on including Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons, among other series.