Jeff Probst to host a talk show on CBS
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Oprah. Oprah. Oprah. You leave the land of daytime TV and all the wannabe talk-show hosts come out from hiding! (Anderson Cooper, we’re looking at you. You, too, Bethenny Frankel.)
Now comes word that ‘Survivor’ host Jeff Probst has signed on to host a one-hour daytime talk show on CBS that will premiere in fall 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 in a statement. “As I continue with ‘Survivor,’ I am excited to extend my relationship with CBS with this new adventure in the world of daytime.”
The three-time Emmy winner will cover everything from newsmakers to individuals confronting challenges on the new show. And though he’s made a name for himself as host of the long-running CBS competition series, Probst isn’t totally green to the talk show scene -- he’s subbed for Larry King on “Larry King Live” and Regis Philbin on “Live with Regis and Kelly.”
But will that leave time for his hosting duties on “Survivor” or will he leave the island?
Show Trackers, what do you think of Probst as talk-show host?
-- Yvonne Villarreal