Monday, June 27, 2011

Jeff Probst to Host New Daytime Talk Show

"Survivor" host Jeff Probst has signed with CBS to host a new daytime talk show premiering in the fall of 2012. Jeff was one of the contenders to replace Regis Philbin, but he removed himself from the running because he didn't want to commute to New York. There's no word yet on how this new gig will affect his role on "Survivor", but that show now films it's seasons back-to-back in the summer, so he could technically host both. Talking about the new show Jeff said "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. As I continue with Survivor, I am excited to extend my relationship with CBS with this new adventure in the world of daytime". CBS exec Aaron Meyerson said "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. Whether it’s a newsmaker-of-the-day, a celebrity or ordinary folks, Jeff will go further than typical discussion".