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Daytime talkshow ‘Jeff Probst’ canceled

CBS TV Distribution entry wasn't strong enough for second season

CBS TV Distribution is pulling the plug on “The Jeff Probst Show,” after the daytime yakker’s frosh run pulled disappointing ratings.

A CTD spokesperson told Variety: “We believe Jeff is an incredible talent, and that he and his dedicated producing team delivered quality episodes throughout the season. Unfortunately, the audience isn’t there to support a second year. We are grateful to the entire staff, our affiliate partners and advertisers for their ongoing support of ‘The Jeff Probst Show.’ Production and broadcast of original episodes will continue through the current season.”

“Probst Show” averaged 950,000 viewers, leaving it at the bottom of the pack of freshman talkshows that debuted in the fall. “The Ricki Lake Show” was also recently canned, with numbers similar to Probst’s.

By comparison, “Dr. Phil” averages 4 million viewers.

“Probst” entered the daytime fray this season; competitors “Katie” and “Steve Harvey” have already been renewed.

Probst, the longtime host of CBS reality show “Survivor,” added: “I’m super bummed but extremely proud. The truth is all shows come to an end. Ours just ended a decade sooner than we had hoped.”

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