Jeff Probst may be a phenomenal bad-ass who stands on the top of crazy high rocks to create an epic opening to the reality show that he hosts and produces, but he was not successful as a talk show host: His show has been cancelled on the eve of an appearance by Survivor winner Ethan Zohn, but will finish out its first season.
The daytime talk show had a two-year order but it also had low ratings, and several staff members were laid off before Christmas. The show has averaged 968,000 viewers a day, compared to Ellen’s 3.7 million or Dr. Oz’s 4.2 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
CBS Television Distribution said in a statement that “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.” Jeff said in a statement,
“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.”
Former The Mole host Anderson Cooper’s show was cancelled last fall.