CBS is staying in the Jeff Probst business. Syndication arm CBS Television Distribution has signed the Emmy-winning host of Survivor to develop a first-run talk show set to debut in fall 2012. The one-hour talker 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,” CTD president John Nogawski said. “Jeff’s unique perspective and curiosity about human nature, combined with our track record of success with the #1 and #2 talk shows for years, is going to make this show a must buy for the Fall of 2012. We are thrilled to be working on Jeff’s next success story and drawing from his experience on the hit prime-time show Survivor.” Probst has filled in for Regis Philbin on Live With Regis and Kelly, and he was a regular guest host on Larry King Live. “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,” he said. “As I continue with Survivor, I am excited to extend my relationship with CBS with this new adventure in the world of daytime.”
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