Jeff Probst Lands CBS Talk Show — Is He Voting Himself Off Survivor?
Probst has inked a deal with CBS Distribution to headline a syndicated daytime gabfest beginning in fall 2012, but that doesn’t necessarily mean his Survivor days are numbered. The Emmy winner will likely shoot the reality juggernaut during his talk show’s summer hiatus.
“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 says. “As I continue with Survivor, I am excited to extend my relationship with CBS with this new adventure in the world of daytime.”
The news comes less than a month after former CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric announced plans to front her own daytime talk show for ABC beginning in fall 2012.