Will Jeff Probst’s Talk Show Survive?

June 27, 2011
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Reality TV juggernaut Jeff Probst will be taking his smooth delivery from the jungle to day time television starting in the Fall of 2012—but will his success on Survivor translate well in the competitive world of talk shows?

Jeff Probst

I once read that he is one of the most recognizable faces on television in the United States, and I’m buying it. The man, with his deep dimples, has woven himself into the fabric of our pop culture in a major way.

The wildly successful Survivor series has done wonders for Probst, on which he is not only the host, but an executive producer. Many were skeptical when rumors began to surface that he could be eyeing a spot on daytime television.

Now the rumor has become fact, and we will get our chance to see how he does. The folks at CBS have confirmed the deal, which will come in the form of an hour-long gig next Fall.

About the upcoming show, Probst said:

“I’m fascinated with human nature and thrilled that this show will allow me the opportunity to connect with real people…”

I don’t know. He is a wonderful broadcaster, and can definitely handle a studio audience. Jeff has proved that with the finale episodes of Survivor, which are always broadcasted live, often in front of a raucous audience.

He improvises well, and is unflappable…but will he be interesting enough?

The look in his eyes on Survivor proves that he genuinely cares about the people he works with, so it won’t be hard for him to be compassionate, but I’m afraid it might be a little dry.

I am willing to give it a chance. Let’s just hope he doesn’t get too engrossed in it and leave our beloved reality show behind.

Stay tuned…

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