Jeff Probst's talk show a go for fall 2012

The tribe has spoken: Jeff Probst’s eponymous talk show is a go for fall 2012.

CBS TV Distribution has sold in more than 55% of the country in 16 of the top 20 markets, including NBC owned stations in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth and Hartford. The one-hour talk show will cover topics that will range from relationships and family issues to newsmakers of the day.

“Stations enthusiastically embraced our and Jeff’s vision for re-creating the classic talk show,” said John Nogawski, President of CTD, in a statement. “Jeff developed his listening and storytelling skills on the prime-time hit Survivor, and his hosting appeal was cemented on Live With Regis and Kelly and Larry King Live. Jeff has the ingredients to become an instant asset to stations and provide a strong lead in to their newscasts.”

“I’m fascinated with people,” added Probst. “And I love adventure. I can’t wait to bring these two worlds together in daytime, and the added bonus is I get to continue with Survivor in primetime.”

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