The popular prime-time game show “Jeopardy!” appears to be moving closer to naming a new host. The position has generated attention after the recent death of longtime host Alex Trebek.

While actor LeVar Burton appears to be a front-runner, the show on Tuesday named former top contestant Ken Jennings as the first interim host.

"We will resume production on 11/30 with a series of interim guest hosts from the Jeopardy! family – starting with Ken Jennings," the show's official Twitter account said. "Additional guest hosts to be announced."

Jennings, 46, is the show’s longest-winning streak holder with 74 consecutive wins. Burton, 63, is a known television personality who viewers have lobbied to be named the permanent host.

“[Trebek] believed in the importance of Jeopardy! And always said he wanted the show to go on after him. We will honor his legacy by continuing to produce the game he loved," “Jeopardy!’” executive producer Mike Richards said in a statement.

Burton was a host of the longtime children's program “Reading Rainbow” and was a key cast member of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

Burton retweeted the show's statement. He hasn’t commented or tweeted about the announcement of Jennings as interim host.

Fans of the show reacted to the announcement on social media. Some supported Jennings, while others wanted to see Burton get the first interim position.

Others recalled a tweet from Jennings in 2014 that was perceived as disrespectful.

Trebek hosted "Jeopardy!" for 36 years. "Jeopardy!" plans to air 10 of Trebek's best episodes in the weeks of Dec. 21 and Dec. 28.

"Jeopardy!" will resume on Nov. 30.

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PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 08: Ken Jennings attends the ABC Television's Winter Press Tour 2020 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 08, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage) Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage