Katie is a hit!
Katie Couric's new daytime kiki hour debuted on Monday afternoon to the genre's strongest ratings in a decade!
With Jessica Simpson and Sheryl Crow's help, the premiere garnered a 2.8 household rating, which easily crushed Steve Harvey by 87%, Jeff Probst by 150% and (we're a little sad about this next one) Ricki Lake by 250%!
No love for Ricki? We were SO excited for her return to television and really thought more people would be too!
We totally understand and are not surprised by Couric's success, but how is an established icon of daytime talk being beaten by the host of Family Feud and Survivor???
[Image via ABC.]
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Mark Burnett may have settled a $70 million legal battle with a former business partner a few months ago, but he's still got his ex-wife to worry about!
In a memoir called The Road to Reality: My Journey as a Real-Life Survivor, Dianne Burnett is claiming that she came up with key conceptual elements for Survivor.
The couple divorced in 2006 and she got a nice little chunk of change for her heartbreak, but she never got any credit for her alleged contributions to CBS' reality hit. She claims to have
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Jeff Probst wants you to Kiss
His new flick, Kiss Me, will be a coming of age story about a girl battling through the ups and downs of her teenages years.
Irish singer Sarah Bolger is stars as the lead and Sex and the City's John Corbett has also been cast in Probst's second film, following 2002's Finder's Fee.
A casting notice reveals more about the character:
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Another one bites the dust!
Sony Pictures Television and Harpo Studios have announced that after the second season wraps, The Nate Berkus Show will be canceled, most likely due to its high cost to produce and also to make room on the schedule for new NBC and CBS talk shows coming from Steve Harvey and Jeff Probst!
Sony and Harpo said in a joint statement
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Second time around!
On Monday night, Survivor host Jeff Probst and Lisa Ann Russell were married in an intimate ceremony in Los Angeles.
Close friends and family of the pair gathered at a private El Lay residence to see the pair wed, which we hear was just beautiful and elegant.
This is second marriage for both, and hopefully, it will be the one that sticks!
Congrats to the happy couple!
[Image via People Magazine.]
Tags: ceremony, congrats, friends, jeff probst, los angeles, marriage, married, second, survivor
This show will never die.
CBS has ordered the longest running reality competition to be renewed for its 25th and 26th season.
Jeff Probst will return as host and the 24th season is set to premiere in February 2012. Probst is also set to star in his syndicated talk show due to premiere September 2012.
Currently, the 23rd season of Survivor takes place in the South Pacific.
Where should the next two seasons be?
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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:
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