Reading Rainbow and Star Trek: The Next Generation actor LeVar Burton is among the final round of guest hosts for Jeopardy!, thanks to a petition from fans.

The decision came after hundreds of thousands of fans pushed for Burton to get a shot at filling in for Alex Trebek. A petition on has brought almost 250,000 signatures in favor of the star guest hosting on the show.

LeVar shared the announcement on Twitter, and was sure to thank his fans.

Burton will guest host the show between July 26th and July 30th.

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