'The Jeff Probst Show' Canceled

Alex Ben Block
The Hollywood Reporter
'The Jeff Probst Show' Canceled

There won't be a second season of The Jeff Probst Show. CBS Television Distribution said Wednesday that it has canceled the syndicated freshman talk show hosted by the Survivor veteran.

Jeff Probst’s daytime talker will not return even though it has a two-year deal for distribution on syndicated television. A victim of low ratings and an inability to stand out among so many shows, the series will finish its current run before leaving the schedule in the summer.

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“We believe Jeff is an incredible talent and that he and his dedicated producing team delivered quality episodes throughout the season,” said CTD in a statement. “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.”

Said Probst. “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.”

It is the second freshman talker to be canceled this month. Twentieth Television pulled the plug on The Ricki Lake Show on Feb. 4.