Jeff Probst To Develop Talk Show For CTD

CBS Television Distribution signs Emmy-winning Survivor host Jeff Probst to create a first-run syndicated talk show for fall 2012.

CBS Television Distribution (CTD) has signed Jeff Probst, the Emmy Award-winning host of CBS’s Survivor, to develop a first-run talk show, slated to debut in fall 2012. The one-hour, daytime talk show will cover topics ranging from newsmakers of the day to families and individuals facing challenges.

“There’s no one else in daytime TV like Jeff Probst. He is interested in finding the answers to the same questions our audience is asking, which makes him relatable to both women and men,” said John Nogawski, president of CTD. “Jeff’s unique perspective and curiosity about human nature, combined with our track record of success with the No. 1 and No. 2 talk shows for years, is going to make this show a must buy for the fall of 2012.”

“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. “As I continue with Survivor, I am excited to extend my relationship with CBS with this new adventure in the world of daytime.”

Probst has hosted all 22 editions of Survivor since its inception 11 seasons ago, and is currently an executive producer. He is a three-time Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Reality Host, the only winner since the award was created in 2008. Survivor also won the first Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Special Class) Emmy in 2001.

Probst is a regular fill-in for Regis Philbin on Live With Regis and Kelly. He also was a regular guest host for Larry King on Larry King Live. He also hosts the Howard Stern Celebrity Fan Roundtable for Howard Stern on Sirius/XM radio.

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