11/11/2011 2:30 AM ET |
Filed under: TV News
Yeah! This is happening!
Survivor host Jeff Probst has finalized a deal with CBS to get his own daily talk show.
The show, titled Jeff Probst (original) has 55% coverage across the U.S., which we hear is a good thing!
CBS TV Distribution president John Nogawski says:
"Stations enthusiastically embraced our and Jeff’s vision for re-creating the classic talk show. Jeff developed his listening and storytelling skills on the prime-time hit Survivor, and his hosting appeal was cemented on Live With Regis and Kelly and Larry King Live."
Jeff, excited about his new show, talks about his reasoning to want to do a talk show:
"I’m fascinated with people. And I love adventure. I can’t wait to bring these two worlds together in daytime, and the added bonus is I get to continue with Survivor in primetime."
The one-hour talk show will not only be hosted by Jeff, but executive produced by him as well. It will focus on topics ranging from relationships to current events to families facing challenges.
Hey, more power to you, guy! Congrats on the talk show. And can you please convince someone to allow you to say "The tribe has spoken" at the end of each episode? Mmm-kay? Thanks.
Tags: cbs, deal, jeff probst, survivor, talk show