SURVIVOR's Jeff Probst to Host New Talk Show on CBS
CBS Television Distribution's new syndicated first-run talk show THE Jeff Probst SHOW has added three key staff positions, it was announced today by AaRon Meyerson, President, Programming and Development, CBS Television Distribution.
Marilyn Zielinski and David Goldman were named Senior Supervising Producers and Brian Campbell has signed on as Director for the daily talk show. They join Executive Producers Jeff Probst and Amy Coleman.
"Jeff is not only our host but he is also a dedicated executive producer of the show, and his hands-on approach is one of the reasons we are attracting such top notch talent and building such a strong team," said Meyerson.
Coleman, formerly a Supervising Producer for "The Oprah Winfrey Show," said, "We are thrilled to bring such talented people as Marilyn, David and Brian aboard. They bring a wealth of experience and creativity to the show and form an outstanding senior team for us."
Zielinski joins THE Jeff Probst SHOW from her most recent stint as the Senior Supervising Producer of "The Rosie Show" on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Prior to that, she was a Senior Supervising Producer on CTD's talk show "Rachael Ray." Zielinski has won two Daytime Emmy Awards for "Rachael Ray" and has been nominated eight times.
Goldman is currently the co-executive producer of "Divorce Court," and his credits include "Dr. Drew's Lifechangers" and "Dr. Phil."
Campbell's recent credits include "Dr. Drew's Lifechangers," "The Dr. Oz Show" and "New Year's Eve Live" on MTV.
Hosted and executive produced by the Emmy Award-winning "Survivor" host Jeff Probst, THE Jeff Probst SHOW will debut September 10, 2012. The one-hour talk show will cover topics ranging from relationships and family dynamics to newsmakers of the day to families and individuals facing challenges.
CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 12 first-run series and holds the largest distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. Among CTD's critically-acclaimed programs are the #1 syndicated series Judge Judy; talk leader Dr. Phil; the #1 and #2 rated game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy; the Emmy Award-winning talk shows Rachael Ray and The Doctors; the #1 newsmagazine Entertainment Tonight and its sister show The Insider; the #2 newsmagazine Inside Edition; court shows Judge Joe Brown and Swift Justice With Jackie Glass; the new reality dating show Excused; and popular off-network product, including the CSI and Star Trek franchises, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, NCIS, Criminal Minds, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Good Wife and Hawaii Five-0. In addition, CTD handles the domestic television distribution of CBS News, CBS Films and Showtime. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp.