Anderson Cooper’s son, Wyatt, finally saw his daddy on TV. “Wyatt has never seen me on tv before, and he likely won’t for a long while, but apparently he caught a bit of me on @Jeopardy!” Cooper wrote on Instagram. Wyatt, who will turn one later this month, will have several more chances to see his father on Jeopardy, as the CNN anchor will serve as guest host until April 30, following on the heels of Ken Jennings, Katie Couric, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Aaron Rodgers, all of whom have filled in temporarily since the death late last year of the game show’s iconic host, Alex Trebek.
And while Jeopardy fans await a decision on who will replace Trebek on a permanent basis, the show’s producers have announced the next several interim hosts, each of whom will do two-week stints. After Anderson Cooper is done, here’s what’s next, according to the official Jeopardy site.
- May 3-14 Bill Whitaker
- May 31-June 11 Mayim Bialik
- June 14-25 Savannah Guthrie
- June 28- July 9 Dr. Sanjay Gupta
- July 12- July 16 George Stephanopoulos
- July 19- July 23 Robin Roberts
- July 26- July 30 LeVar Burton
- August 2- August 6 David Faber
- August 9- August 13 Joe Buck
Many fans of Jeopardy hope to see Jennings assume the hosting job for the long-term, but there’s a petition on Change.org pushing for LeVar Burton – star of Roots and Star Trek: The Next Generation, and host of the seminal children’s program Reading Rainbow – to be tapped as permanent host. And he’s totally on board with the idea. “I think it’s a good fit of what the show is, what the show requires, and what I feel like I bring to the table,” he told USA Today’s The Mothership podcast on Friday, adding. “I feel as strongly about my rightness for this as I did about Kunta and Geordi. And I’m that invested in getting the job.” As of now, Burton will only be guest-hosting from July 26- July 30.
Fatherly will update this list as new information becomes available.