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2013-02-13 08:17:35 PM
And nothing of value was lost.
 
2013-02-13 08:18:38 PM
No one has given me a talk show yet. I'm starting to feel left out.
 
2013-02-13 08:19:51 PM

Confabulat: No one has given me a talk show yet. I'm starting to feel left out.


Do you have a rocking theme song in mind?
 
2013-02-13 08:24:47 PM
I thought he was someone else before I saw his picture. Now I don't know who he is
 
2013-02-13 08:26:10 PM
And with scintillating content like this, you wonder why.
 
2013-02-13 08:28:53 PM
Was he the pseudo doctor where ever male guest was guilty of something bad? or was it....
the british dude who's transparently confrontational where ever male guest was guilty of something bad? or was it....
the ex talk show bouncer where ever male guest was guilty of something bad? or was it....
the iconic ex PM magazine host from Chicago where ever male guest was guilty of something bad? or was it....
the smug ex politician whose audience has cliche rants and where ever male guest was guilty of something bad? or was it....
the ex fat chick who's one step from opening shopping centers, where ever male guest was guilty of something bad? or was it....
the self righteous poseur host where ever male guest was guilty of something bad? or was it....
 
2013-02-13 08:34:52 PM
I was forced to sit through part of this while waiting in a dr office, awkward silence is far superior.
 
2013-02-13 08:47:07 PM
Ive never even heard of this guy.
 
2013-02-13 08:49:53 PM
The real take away from this was: WTF? Ricki Lake was back on TV?
 
2013-02-13 08:54:35 PM
...who?
 
2013-02-13 08:58:06 PM
hmm..didn't even know he had one.  Not that I would have watched mind you.
 
2013-02-13 09:04:55 PM
I remember him back when FX first launched, and it was totally live. His show closed out the night, and it was pretty cool. Been a fan since then. Never even knew he had a talk show. I guess that was the whole problem.
 
2013-02-13 09:06:03 PM
It was replaced with Steve Harvey reruns weeks ago here.

/The gym TV is set to that channel
 
2013-02-13 09:12:43 PM
The audience has spoken.
 
2013-02-13 09:16:02 PM
I was honestly hoping the headline was referring to Survivor.
 
2013-02-13 09:22:39 PM
I've watched it a few times. It was a bit difference than the normal morning fluff. He had some decent not so famous guest and when he did have a celeb he gave them some time to talk and not just about what they were whoring out.  The last month or two he has had a female sidekick I guess trying to pump up those ratings.

He would do better to have a talk show aimed at guys on some sports channel
 
2013-02-13 09:31:24 PM

SilentStrider: I was honestly hoping the headline was referring to Survivor.


Same here. Leaving disappointed.
 
2013-02-13 09:48:29 PM
To be a successful talk show host, you have to either be very witty (like Letterman or Conan), be very empathetic (Ellen or Oprah), or the guests have to be really crazy/dysfunctional (Maury or Jerry Springer). Jeff Probst wasn't any of these, unfortunately.
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2013-02-13 10:01:08 PM

Atomic Spunk: To be a successful talk show host, you have to either be very witty (like Letterman or Conan), be very empathetic (Ellen or Oprah), or the guests have to be really crazy/dysfunctional (Maury or Jerry Springer). Jeff Probst wasn't any of these, unfortunately.
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Agreed, he seems to be just a nice guy.
 
2013-02-13 10:07:25 PM

Atomic Spunk: To be a successful talk show host, you have to either be very witty (like Letterman or Conan), be very empathetic (Ellen or Oprah), or the guests have to be really crazy/dysfunctional (Maury or Jerry Springer). Jeff Probst wasn't any of these, unfortunately.
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Jay Leno isn't any of those, how the hell did he get so successful?
 
2013-02-13 10:07:47 PM

bump: Was he the pseudo doctor where ever male guest was guilty of something bad? or was it....
the british dude who's transparently confrontational where ever male guest was guilty of something bad? or was it....
the ex talk show bouncer where ever male guest was guilty of something bad? or was it....
the iconic ex PM magazine host from Chicago where ever male guest was guilty of something bad? or was it....
the smug ex politician whose audience has cliche rants and where ever male guest was guilty of something bad? or was it....
the ex fat chick who's one step from opening shopping centers, where ever male guest was guilty of something bad? or was it....
the self righteous poseur host where ever male guest was guilty of something bad? or was it....


What the hell is up with your Y key?
 
2013-02-13 10:10:07 PM

SilentStrider: Atomic Spunk: To be a successful talk show host, you have to either be very witty (like Letterman or Conan), be very empathetic (Ellen or Oprah), or the guests have to be really crazy/dysfunctional (Maury or Jerry Springer). Jeff Probst wasn't any of these, unfortunately.
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Jay Leno isn't any of those, how the hell did he get so successful?


Ellen is two of those things. I've probably seen her show twice in the last five years since I'm an employed hetrosexual male but from what I have seen she is very witty.
 
2013-02-13 10:10:27 PM

SilentStrider: Atomic Spunk: To be a successful talk show host, you have to either be very witty (like Letterman or Conan), be very empathetic (Ellen or Oprah), or the guests have to be really crazy/dysfunctional (Maury or Jerry Springer). Jeff Probst wasn't any of these, unfortunately.
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Jay Leno isn't any of those, how the hell did he get so successful?


Incriminating photos of the NBC CEO.   It's the only thing that can explain it.
 
2013-02-13 10:21:13 PM

Atomic Spunk: To be a successful talk show host, you have to either be very witty (like Letterman or Conan), be very empathetic (Ellen or Oprah), or the guests have to be really crazy/dysfunctional (Maury or Jerry Springer). Jeff Probst wasn't any of these, unfortunately.


Ellen is funny, too. And no, I'm not a lesbian.
 
2013-02-13 10:46:29 PM

max_pooper:

Ellen is two of those things. I've probably seen her show twice in the last five years since I'm an employed hetrosexual male but from what I have seen she is very witty.


Mark Ratner:

Ellen is funny, too. And no, I'm not a lesbian.


I agree with you both. Ellen has a keen wit. Her style of humor doesn't rely on shocking her audience or putting other people down. I don't usually find "wholesome" comedians to be very funny, but Ellen is an exception.
 
2013-02-13 10:55:26 PM
Phil Keogan should have gotten a show.
 
2013-02-13 10:56:53 PM
Jeff Probst doesn't need a show.  Mike Rowe does.  Dirty Jobs was kind of a new age California's Gold and Rowe is kind of an every man Huell Howser type, so lets give him another show that lets him continue to go places and have strange fun.  Better than another studio talk show.
 
2013-02-13 10:57:16 PM
Why did they cancel it?  Its not like they have anything else better to show.  They should give it a couple of years and then see.

Jeff Probst where several staffers, including producers received pink slips today. I hear some or all of the layoffs came with a week notice, with Dec. 21 as the last day of work. "As with most new shows, we had beefed up our production team for launch, and are now settling into a more appropriate staffing level for a daily talk show," a spokesperson for the show said.

Yeah right, you always layoff people when things are heading upwards.
 
2013-02-13 11:02:13 PM

MrEricSir: ...who?


Greg Proops...that gentleman with the ironic glasses whos sexuality was often questioned and appeared on the shiatty version of Who's Line Is It Anyways.
 
2013-02-13 11:11:17 PM

fatalvenom: MrEricSir: ...who?

Greg Proops...that gentleman with the ironic glasses whos sexuality was often questioned and appeared on the shiatty version of Who's Line Is It Anyways.


Now hold up a second, he was on the UK version first.
 
2013-02-13 11:12:10 PM

Waldo Pepper: Atomic Spunk: To be a successful talk show host, you have to either be very witty (like Letterman or Conan), be very empathetic (Ellen or Oprah), or the guests have to be really crazy/dysfunctional (Maury or Jerry Springer). Jeff Probst wasn't any of these, unfortunately.
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Agreed, he seems to be just a nice guy.


And nice guys finish last.  I thought he did great interviews because he wasn't looking for controversy and wasn't full of himself.

/ Figured the female co-host was a last ditch effort.
 
2013-02-13 11:15:36 PM

beakerxf: SilentStrider: Atomic Spunk: To be a successful talk show host, you have to either be very witty (like Letterman or Conan), be very empathetic (Ellen or Oprah), or the guests have to be really crazy/dysfunctional (Maury or Jerry Springer). Jeff Probst wasn't any of these, unfortunately.
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Jay Leno isn't any of those, how the hell did he get so successful?

Incriminating photos of the NBC CEO.   It's the only thing that can explain it.


Leno's got a memorable face but a forgettable personality, so people recognize him but don't pay attention to him. Less attention on him, more on the guests = a better sell than an attention hungry host.

Not saying Conan is attention hungry, but he is more "in-your-face" or something.
 
2013-02-13 11:21:15 PM

Flappyhead: fatalvenom: MrEricSir: ...who?

Greg Proops...that gentleman with the ironic glasses whos sexuality was often questioned and appeared on the shiatty version of Who's Line Is It Anyways.

Now hold up a second, he was on the UK version first.


That is the shiatty version.
 
2013-02-13 11:21:16 PM

peter21: SilentStrider: I was honestly hoping the headline was referring to Survivor.

Same here. Leaving disappointed.

 
2013-02-13 11:31:45 PM

bhcompy: Flappyhead: fatalvenom: MrEricSir: ...who?

Greg Proops...that gentleman with the ironic glasses whos sexuality was often questioned and appeared on the shiatty version of Who's Line Is It Anyways.

Now hold up a second, he was on the UK version first.

That is the shiatty version.


I see we have an According to Jim fan here.
 
2013-02-13 11:51:13 PM
He'll comfort himself with his giant penis.

www.movie-censorship.com
 
2013-02-14 12:16:19 AM

bhcompy: Flappyhead: fatalvenom: MrEricSir: ...who?

Greg Proops...that gentleman with the ironic glasses whos sexuality was often questioned and appeared on the shiatty version of Who's Line Is It Anyways.

Now hold up a second, he was on the UK version first.

That is the shiatty version.


The only interviews I watch regularly are the Daily Show and Colbert.  Colbert interviews are mainly improv pieces, so they're a different animal entirely.   I'm mixed on the Daily Show interviews.  I like that they aren't pre-scripted (like most Leno interviews), I like the sparring between opposing views, but sometimes I think "Stewart, I already know what you believe.  I want to know what the other guy has to say, so shut up for a minute, will ya?"   I can see why celebs that aren't secure in their speaking skills would avoid his show and stick with Leno's.   Well that, and total overall viewership.
 
2013-02-14 12:16:59 AM
After 13 years, he's finally been voted off the island.
 
2013-02-14 12:41:23 AM
He needs to reboot Survivor so that it's exactly that: one island; twenty contestants; lots of cameras all over the island that stream to a large, fortified, unmanned, self-contained server complex; leave for a year; meet the Survivor upon return. Sure, we've all had this thought before, and were disappointed the first & only time we turned the show on. But it could have legs...
 
2013-02-14 01:14:00 AM
I just ate 3 hot dogs.
 
2013-02-14 01:29:07 AM

beakerxf: bhcompy: Flappyhead: fatalvenom: MrEricSir: ...who?

Greg Proops...that gentleman with the ironic glasses whos sexuality was often questioned and appeared on the shiatty version of Who's Line Is It Anyways.

Now hold up a second, he was on the UK version first.

That is the shiatty version.

The only interviews I watch regularly are the Daily Show and Colbert.  Colbert interviews are mainly improv pieces, so they're a different animal entirely.   I'm mixed on the Daily Show interviews.  I like that they aren't pre-scripted (like most Leno interviews), I like the sparring between opposing views, but sometimes I think "Stewart, I already know what you believe.  I want to know what the other guy has to say, so shut up for a minute, will ya?"   I can see why celebs that aren't secure in their speaking skills would avoid his show and stick with Leno's.   Well that, and total overall viewership.


The Daily show interviews are scripted. It's a comedy program not actual news or information.
 
2013-02-14 03:52:47 AM

ParagonComplex: I remember him back when FX first launched, and it was totally live. His show closed out the night, and it was pretty cool. Been a fan since then. Never even knew he had a talk show. I guess that was the whole problem.


No, that wasn't the whole problem. Girlfriend is a big fan of Survivor (he's the host of that) so when I saw he had another show as I was clicking through the channels one day I stopped on it. For maybe a minute. It was LCD shiat that made Montel/Rikki Lake/whoever look highbrow.
 
2013-02-14 05:13:58 AM

MrEricSir: ...who?


max_pooper: Ive never even heard of this guy.


ourbigdumbmouth: I thought he was someone else before I saw his picture. Now I don't know who he is


How's the climate under that rock you guys share? Shady?
 
2013-02-14 05:25:59 AM

Phoenix_M: The Daily show interviews are scripted. It's a comedy program not actual news or information.


Do you ever not lie?
 
2013-02-14 08:31:57 AM

Medic Zero: ParagonComplex: I remember him back when FX first launched, and it was totally live. His show closed out the night, and it was pretty cool. Been a fan since then. Never even knew he had a talk show. I guess that was the whole problem.

No, that wasn't the whole problem. Girlfriend is a big fan of Survivor (he's the host of that) so when I saw he had another show as I was clicking through the channels one day I stopped on it. For maybe a minute. It was LCD shiat that made Montel/Rikki Lake/whoever look highbrow.


Really LCD?  The few times I've watched the show I surely don't remember seeing any transsexuals, bikini contest, He is the daddy or anything of the kind.  He had quite a few stories on the average joe/jill who had a special type story.

If anything he failed to address the LCD audience.
 
2013-02-14 08:41:20 AM

feanorn: He needs to reboot Survivor so that it's exactly that: one island; twenty contestants; lots of cameras all over the island that stream to a large, fortified, unmanned, self-contained server complex; leave for a year; meet the Survivor upon return. Sure, we've all had this thought before, and were disappointed the first & only time we turned the show on. But it could have legs...


But then it's just Lord of the Flies but since it's TV there isn't even any violence:  People break off into cliques with fairly rigid hierarchies.  The bigger cliques bully the smaller ones.   About as exciting as watching a documentary on wolf packs.
 
2013-02-14 08:48:45 AM
Dunno who he is.
 
2013-02-14 11:33:00 AM
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FIRST PROBST!
 
2013-02-14 11:36:57 AM

feanorn: He needs to reboot Survivor so that it's exactly that: one island; twenty contestants; lots of cameras all over the island that stream to a large, fortified, unmanned, self-contained server complex; leave for a year; meet the Survivor upon return. Sure, we've all had this thought before, and were disappointed the first & only time we turned the show on. But it could have legs...


Actually, they should do Survivor: Elephant Island.  They never will though, because it's too cold for young women to run around in bikinis.
 
2013-02-14 01:50:27 PM

quatchi: Phoenix_M: The Daily show interviews are scripted. It's a comedy program not actual news or information.

Do you ever not lie?


So what you're saying, you're one the stupid people who don't understand the Daily Show is a scripted comedy program that's parody and not actual news.
 
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