June 28, 2011 08:30 AM by Kristin Watson
Jeff Probst is going from the harsh conditions of the Survivor set to the comfy cushions of daytime with a new talk show deal he’s signed with CBS Television Distribution. Okay, his Survivor conditions aren’t harsh, but you get our point. Read on to find out the details…
CBS Television Distribution has announced plans for a new daytime talk show that will feature Emmy winner Jeff Probst. What does Jeff Probst have to say about his new deal that will put him in the daytime talk show circuit in 2012? He’s totally ready to explore what makes us humans tick.
“I’m fascinated with human nature and thrilled that this show will allow me the opportunity to connect with real people and explore their stories on a personal level,” Probst said in a statement.
The Survivor host added, “As I continue with Survivor, I am excited to extend my relationship with CBS with this new adventure in the world of daytime.”
We can’t help but wonder what kind of host Jeff Probst will turn out to be. Will he put his hand on his chin and listen intently like Oprah Winfrey or will he try to redecorate a deserving person’s house like Nate Berkus?
While we’ll have to wait and see, one thing CBS knows for sure is, “Anyone who has seen Jeff on Survivor knows how he connects with people, and has an instinct that makes him a natural and compelling host for daytime,” said Aaron Meyerson, president of Programming and Development for CBS Television Distribution.
Mayerson added, “With the same adventure Jeff approaches his own life, the show will take the same path. Whether it’s a newsmaker-of-the-day, a celebrity or ordinary folks, Jeff will go further than typical discussion. The show will cover a range of topics from relationships to human interest. And like Jeff, the show will encourage action, change and discovery. We are very fortunate to have him.”
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