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'Tom Swift' Canceled by The CW, But the Series Might Still Have a Future

The CW’s new series Tom Swift has been canceled by the network after just one season, but that doesn’t mean the show is done for good.

The Nancy Drew spinoff series features the first gay Black lead on network television with star Tian Richards.

The series is based on the book series from Stratemeyer Syndicate, and focuses on an exceptionally brilliant inventor with unlimited resources and unimaginable wealth, the devilishly charming Tom Swift, who is a man who many men would kill to be, or be with – a man with the world in the palm of his hand.

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'Star Trek: Picard': 6 'Next Generation' Cast Members Are Returning for Final Season!

Star Trek: Picard is getting some very familiar faces!

Patrick Stewart is going to say goodbye to Jean-Luc Picard in the show’s final season, which will consist of 10 episodes.

And a ton of his Star Trek: The Next Generation are coming along for the ride!

“I remember watching the premiere of Star Trek: The Next Generation almost 34 years ago with my father like it was yesterday. It was the spark that ignited my love for science fiction. So, it’s most fitting that the story of Jean-Luc Picard ends honoring the beginning, with his dearest and most loyal friends from the U.S.S. Enterprise,” said showrunner Terry Matalas.

“It would be an understatement to say that giving these characters a proper send-off is an honor. The entire Star Trek: Picard team and I can’t wait for fans to experience this final, high-stakes, starship-bound adventure in season three!”

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LeVar Burton Opens Up About Losing The 'Jeopardy!' Hosting Gig

LeVar Burton is talking Jeopardy!.

In a recent interview, the 64-year-old star shared his thoughts about losing the hosting gig on the ABC trivia talk show, even though fans were rallying for him to get it.

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LeVar Burton To Host & Produce Game Show Based on 'Trivial Pursuit'

LeVar Burton is moving on to a new game show.

Deadline reports that the 64-year-old former Star Trek actor and Reading Rainbow educator will be hosting a new game show based on Trivial Pursuit!

If you’re unfamiliar, Trivial Pursuit is a game of knowledge where player’s answer general knowledge and popular culture questions. The point of the game is to earn a wedge from each section on the board. The first to collect all six wedges is the winner.

“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,” LeVar shared in a statement.

The show is currently in development for eOne, and on top of hosting, LeVar will also exec produce the project via his LeVar Burton Entertainment banner.

“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,” added Tara Long, President, Global Unscripted Television, eOne.

The news comes after LeVar hosted a week of Jeopardy! earlier this year, and then revealed it wasn’t the job for him full time.

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Fan Favorite 'Jeopardy!' Host LeVar Burton Reveals He Doesn't Want to Be the New Host

LeVar Burton is definitely a Jeopardy! fan top pick for host, and he appreciates the support…but he doesn’t agree anymore.

The 64-year-old star made an appearance on The Daily Show on Thursday (September 16), where he opened up about the hosting situation at the popular game show.

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Ryan Reynolds' Tweet About 'Deadpool' Goes Viral Because of Ties to LeVar Burton & the 'Jeopardy' Hosting Gig

It has been a whirlwind week of Jeopardy news, mainly, after learning that Mike Richards, the choice to succeed Alex Trebek, has stepped away from the position.

Now, Ryan Reynolds is telling a story about his own life that he actually is comparing to the situation of LeVar Burton, the fan favorite choice to get the gig. If you don’t know, LeVar has been the fan favorite choice all along, but Jeopardy execs gave the gig to Richards.

Ryan is telling a story about his life from 2013 to 2015 and his tweet is going viral.

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LeVar Burton, Fan Favorite to Host 'Jeopardy,' Reacts as News Mike Richards Might Have Landed Gig Instead

Fans are so upset that LeVar Burton, the fan favorite choice to host Jeopardy! after the tragic death of Alex Trebek last year, seems to have been passed over in favor of Mike Richards.

Many were rooting for LeVar, and he felt the fanfare on Twitter. He reacted with a statement to his fans that were pulling for him to land the gig.

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