LeVar Burton’s Tweet After Mike Richards Steps Down As ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Is Gold

LeVar Burton offered a subtle reassurance to fans on Friday after it was revealed that Mike Richards would be the new "Jeopardy!" Host.
Burton's tweet was a healthy pre-weekend greeting - which, to be fair, maybe had nothing to do with the "Jeopardy!" News.
But many of Burton's supporters had enthusiastically supported him to replace the late Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek before choosing Richards responded with interpretations of his possible subtext.
"I'll take 'Hilarious Shadows' for $ 1,000," wrote one person. Another added, "Positivity as a shadow is the energy I needed today!"
Burton, whose rise to star "Roots" and two decades on PBS's "Reading Rainbow" popularized him with generations of fans, once described hosting "Jeopardy!" as his "dream job".
In February, “Jeopardy!” Producers announced a rotating roster of innkeepers that many saw as an ongoing search for a replacement for Trebek, who died last year. After an online campaign with more than 268,000 signatures, Burton's wish came true for a week in July.
Although Burton remained a fan favorite to take on as the permanent host, the job went to Richards earlier this month.
The appointment was quickly criticized, however, following renewed allegations that Richards mistreated female employees while serving as executive producer of "The Price Is Right." An investigation published Wednesday by The Ringer also uncovered a series of sexist statements made on "The Randumb Show," a podcast he hosted from 2013-2014.
Until Friday "Jeopardy!" The producers confirmed that Richards had resigned and that a "search for a permanent syndicated host" would be resumed.
It is not yet clear whether Burton will be there.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
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