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September 5, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 2 - 8 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Dr. Phil McGraw; Democratic National Convention. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Chef Giada De Laurentiis; Jeff Probst; Wanda Sykes. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Katie Couric; James Marsden; Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Glenn Close; Terry Bradshaw.
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December 12, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
The world is getting to be a crowded place, but there are still enough remote locations to fuel interest in "Survivor," CBS' long-running reality series that just got picked up for its 29th and 30th editions. Host and executive producer Jeff Probst has also signed a deal to return for the new cycles, which will take the longest running reality competition show on TV into 2015. The series launched in 2000 and has since aired 413 episodes with 406 competitors. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Though the show was once a ratings powerhouse, with more than 51 million viewers tuning into the first season finale in August 2000, it has since settled down to become the second-highest rated reality series on broadcast TV in the 18-49 age group.
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February 13, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
"The Jeff Probst Show" is the latest victim in the talk show death toll. CBS Television Distribution has decided not to move forward with a second season of the freshman talker, helmed by the "Survivor" host -- despite the show having a two-year deal for distribution. The news comes a week after Twentieth Television canceled "The Ricki Lake Show. " “I'm super bummed but extremely proud," Probst said in a statement. "The truth is all shows come to an end. Ours just ended a decade sooner than we had hoped.”  "The Jeff Probst Show" struggled to stand out from the crowded talk show scene -- its low ratings never gained momentum.
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June 20, 2013 | Yvonne Villarreal
Reality TV bestows upon the viewing public a glut of entertainments: dancers portraying flitting hummingbirds trying to seduce a blooming flower; entrepreneurs who've found an extra use for pillow cases by making them into dresses; adventurers threatening to urinate on rice (and beans); even four of music's top performers swirling in big red chairs. And the ratings come pouring in. The Envelope gathered four faces of reality TV (some of whom double as executive producers) - Carson Daly of NBC's "The Voice," Cat Deeley of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," Jeff Probst of CBS' "Survivor" and Mark Cuban of ABC's "Shark Tank" - to talk about longevity in the genre, the push and pull of dealing with contestants and the waning power of "American Idol.
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June 20, 2013 | Yvonne Villarreal
Reality TV bestows upon the viewing public a glut of entertainments: dancers portraying flitting hummingbirds trying to seduce a blooming flower; entrepreneurs who've found an extra use for pillow cases by making them into dresses; adventurers threatening to urinate on rice (and beans); even four of music's top performers swirling in big red chairs. And the ratings come pouring in. The Envelope gathered four faces of reality TV (some of whom double as executive producers) - Carson Daly of NBC's "The Voice," Cat Deeley of Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," Jeff Probst of CBS' "Survivor" and Mark Cuban of ABC's "Shark Tank" - to talk about longevity in the genre, the push and pull of dealing with contestants and the waning power of "American Idol.
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June 21, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"Survivor" host Jeff Probst has sold his Los Angeles home for its asking price of $900,000. The three-story Craftsman has a treehouse-like ambience perched on a half-acre with mountain and canyon views. The 1,597-square-foot house, built in 1918, includes three bedrooms and three bathrooms plus a detached office, according to details at Realtor.com. Among exterior features are an outdoor living room, a three-tier waterfall and an eight-person spa. The Emmy-winning host and producer, 48, bought the Gene Autry estate in Studio City for $5 million before putting this house on the market in late April.
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June 17, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
It's easy enough to pick out the star of a sitcom or drama: Just look for the person whose character the title refers to or whose name comes up first in the credits. Reality TV, however, can be trickier. Is it the host? One of the judges? A contestant? At a recent Envelope Emmy Roundtable about reality TV, longtime "Survivor" host Jeff Probst offered his own theory. "The star of 'Survivor' is the format," Probst said. "It works. It works all over the world. " He added that the same could be said of his fellow panelists' shows: Carson Daly's "The Voice," Mark Cuban's "Shark Tank" and Cat Deeley's "So You Think You Can Dance?"
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June 20, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Reality TV contestants have a reputation for being highly competitive, unabashedly outspoken and sometimes downright catty. The same isn't usually true of the shows' mild-mannered hosts - not without a bit of prodding, at least. During a conversation at the Envelope Emmy Round Table about the challenges of gauging a show's success, "The Voice" host Carson Daly alluded to another popular TV singing competition but didn't name names. "You look at shows that might put out an artist that infiltrates pop culture and becomes a top-10 [artist]
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April 10, 2008 | Mark Sachs
Tonight on CBS, Probst will flex his industrial-strength dimples while presiding over a TV franchise that has stood the test of time. Probst is all about survivor skills. "I have a foundation for foster kids called the Serpentine Project," says the single L.A. resident. "I was close to someone who was a child in the system, and I learned a lot about what a tough journey it can be."
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April 7, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Time
"Survivor" host Jeff Probst has purchased the Gene Autry estate in Studio City for $5 million. Built in 1949 by the cowboy singer-actor, the forested 3.68-acre property had been donated by Autry's widow, Jacqueline Autry, to the Autry National Center of the American West. The two-story Monterey-style house of about 8,000 square feet has pegged hardwood floors, a family room with a wet bar, a library/media room with vintage walnut paneling, a breakfast room, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
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June 20, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Reality TV contestants have a reputation for being highly competitive, unabashedly outspoken and sometimes downright catty. The same isn't usually true of the shows' mild-mannered hosts - not without a bit of prodding, at least. During a conversation at the Envelope Emmy Round Table about the challenges of gauging a show's success, "The Voice" host Carson Daly alluded to another popular TV singing competition but didn't name names. "You look at shows that might put out an artist that infiltrates pop culture and becomes a top-10 [artist]
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June 19, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Reality television is unpredictable by design, and one of the challenges for hosts and judges is being able to roll with the punches. At a recent Envelope Emmy Roundtable, four top reality personalities - Cat Deeley of "So You Think You Can Dance," Carson Daly of "The Voice," Mark Cuban of "Shark Tank" and Jeff Probst of "Survivor" - discussed how they prepare for the unexpected and stay in the moment when the cameras are rolling. "I get so vested so quickly when we start shooting our season that I never feel like I'm doing homework," Daly said of his show.
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June 18, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
In the world of reality television, what do Emmy nominations mean for a show? It depends on who you ask. According to "Survivor" host Jeff Probst, awards buzz is no big deal. At a recent Envelope Emmy Roundtable, he said of being nominated, "I don't know that it really does matter [to audiences]. I don't actually know that it matters to the audience in scripted either. " WATCH: The Envelope Emmy Roundtable | Reality It's possible that Probst was just being modest, of course - fellow panelist Cat Deeley ("So You Think You Can Dance?"
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June 17, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
It's easy enough to pick out the star of a sitcom or drama: Just look for the person whose character the title refers to or whose name comes up first in the credits. Reality TV, however, can be trickier. Is it the host? One of the judges? A contestant? At a recent Envelope Emmy Roundtable about reality TV, longtime "Survivor" host Jeff Probst offered his own theory. "The star of 'Survivor' is the format," Probst said. "It works. It works all over the world. " He added that the same could be said of his fellow panelists' shows: Carson Daly's "The Voice," Mark Cuban's "Shark Tank" and Cat Deeley's "So You Think You Can Dance?"
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February 13, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
"The Jeff Probst Show" is the latest victim in the talk show death toll. CBS Television Distribution has decided not to move forward with a second season of the freshman talker, helmed by the "Survivor" host -- despite the show having a two-year deal for distribution. The news comes a week after Twentieth Television canceled "The Ricki Lake Show. " “I'm super bummed but extremely proud," Probst said in a statement. "The truth is all shows come to an end. Ours just ended a decade sooner than we had hoped.”  "The Jeff Probst Show" struggled to stand out from the crowded talk show scene -- its low ratings never gained momentum.
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November 27, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times
Be-dimpled Jeff Probst may not be changing the face of television as we know it - though he once did, with his hosting duties on the "Survivor" franchise, and would certainly like to yet again with his new daytime talk show. But what Probst has done to burnish his TV legacy is give those attending his syndicated show a clubby pre-show gathering place. At the Sunset Bronson Studios in Hollywood, attendees can grab a snack, check their email or get primped and freshened by professional stylists as if they were going to be hosting the show themselves.
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May 24, 2001 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Survivor" host Jeff Probst has survived being stung by a jellyfish in his "nether regions" in Borneo and being shocked by an electric fence in his "nether regions" in the Australian outback. But surviving summer is a whole other animal for Mr. "The Tribe Has Spoken."
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September 10, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.); Kurt Eichenwald; James Cameron. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Blake Shelton; Tony Danza; Randy Jackson; Angela “Big Ang” Raiola. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Blake Shelton; Josh Radnor.
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September 10, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal, Los Angeles Times
Daytime talk definitely isn't cheap this fall. A year after Oprah Winfrey left as daytime's queen to launch her own cable network, the afternoon kingdom is still in search of a successor. Winfrey closed out the last season of her 25-year term averaging about 6 million viewers, hardly her best but still a level over and above the current crop of talk shows. The "after Oprah" world is still in its infancy, and several new (and familiar) faces will vie for rule this fall: "Survivor" host Jeff Probst, talk show veteran Ricki Lake and TV journalist Katie Couric all roll out syndicated talk shows Monday.
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