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Around the Remote: LeVar Burton takes his turn hosting ‘Jeopardy!’

LeVar Burton attends the 70th National Book Awards ceremony in New York on Nov. 20, 2019. Burton is next up as guest host of "Jeopardy!"  (Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
LeVar Burton attends the 70th National Book Awards ceremony in New York on Nov. 20, 2019. Burton is next up as guest host of "Jeopardy!" (Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
By Chuck Barney Tribune News Service

DON’T MISS: “Jeopardy!” – Aaron Rodgers has had his shot. So has Ken Jennings, Mayim Bialik, Robin Roberts, Anderson Cooper and a number of other familiar faces. This week, the popular game show continues moving through a revolving door of guest hosts, and it’s finally go time for LeVar Burton, who has actively campaigned to become Alex Trebek’s permanent replacement. A groundswell of fan support helped Burton win one of the exclusive guest-hosting slots. Now, it’s up to him to prove he belongs. After Burton, the 37th season of “Jeopardy!” winds down with David Faber and Joe Buck taking turns at the podium. A decision on a permanent host is expected soon. (Monday, check local listings).

Other bets

SUNDAY: In the TV film “Murder on Maple Drive,” a couple (Bea Santos, Sebastien Roberts) stretches their budget to buy a home in a wealthy neighborhood. Just one problem: a murder-suicide occurred on-site, and strange things begin to happen. (8 p.m., Lifetime).

SUNDAY: The new culinary series “Money Hungry” puts taste buds to the test. Hosted by Kal Penn, it has talented chefs, restaurant critics, cookbook authors and accomplished home cooks sampling various meals and being challenged to identify specific ingredients. The reward is $50,000. (10 p.m., Food Network).

MONDAY: As the alien drama “Roswell, New Mexico” returns for its third season, Liz is settling in to her new life and career in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, Max, Isobel and Michael are figuring out if the stranger in the cave, with the familiar face, is a friend or foe. (8 p.m., the CW).

TUESDAY: “Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase the Blues Away” is a powerful new “American Masters” documentary that delves into the life and career of the legendary guitarist who has influenced many of today’s standout musicians. The film features never-before-seen performances by Guy, as well as interviews with Carlos Santana, Gary Clark Jr., Kingfish and others. (9 p.m., PBS).

WEDNESDAY: “Turning the Tables With Robin Roberts” is an emotional and inspirational series in which the “Good Morning America” co-host leads intimate group conversations with some of Hollywood’s groundbreaking women. Guests include Debbie Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sheila E., Melissa Etheridge, Mickey Guyton, Billie Jean King, Tig Notaro and others. (Disney+).

THURSDAY: Hoop dreams are about to come true for a few extraordinarily talented young men during the 2021 NBA Draft. Guards Cade Cunningham (Oklahoma State) and Jalen Green (G League Ignite) are expected to top the board at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (8 p.m., ESPN and ABC).

FRIDAY: In the fourth and final season of the legal series “Burden of Truth,” Joanna Chang takes on the thorny case of Helen Graham (guest star Pamela Matthews). She’s a local farm owner whose land is standing firmly in the way of a mining project, and the tide of public opinion is turning against her. (8 p.m., The CW).

FRIDAY: It’s fitting that “Back on the Record With Bob Costas” debuts during the Summer Olympic Games. In his new gig, the longtime host of NBC’s Olympics coverage chats with top athletes and engages in roundtable discussions that address some of the key sports issues of the day. (11 p.m., HBO).

SATURDAY: In the movie “Love, For Real,” a woman (Chloe Bridges) goes on a reality-TV dating show for the wrong reason – to publicize her fashion line. But apparently nothing goes as planned. Could she actually find true love? Scott Michael Foster and Corbin Bleu also star. (9 p.m., Hallmark).

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