Reading Rainbow is Returning After 15 Years

December 9, 2021

The classic children’s educational show Reading Rainbow is officially returning, but without LeVar Burton as host. This new version is being called Reading Rainbow Live and will feature a “diverse, talented, and comedic troupe of young performers” sharing hosting duties. Executive producer Steven Beer says the revival was developed as a “life-saver” in response to parents’ struggles with balancing remote schooling and other activities during the pandemic.