Major development in the life of Katie Couric: Jeff Probst will launch a daytime talk show for CBS the same time she launches one for ABC.
It'll be about some of the usual stuff -- the challenges families face, etc., and will bow in 2012. How Jeff will handle both "Survivor" and this will be one of the challenges he presumably faces.
Here are the relevant quotes, as posted in the Hollywood Reporter. Probst is a very likable guy, and can probably handle this format so -- seriously -- if he's up against Katie, then that could be a challenge for her.
“There's no one else in daytime TV like Jeff Probst,” CTD president John Nogawski said. “He is interested in finding the answers to the same questions our audience is asking, which makes him relatable to both women and men.”
"Anyone who has seen Jeff on Survivor knows how he connects with people and has an instinct that makes him a natural and compelling host for daytime,” CBS president of programming and development Aaron Meyerson said. “Whether it's a newsmaker-of-the-day, a celebrity or ordinary folks, Jeff will go further than typical discussion.”