To celebrate Days of Our Lives' upcoming 47th anniversary, The Jeff Probst Show will pay tribute to NBC's lone sudser during the week of Nov. 5. DAYS favorite, Alison Sweeney will appear in one episode while her co-stars: Drake Hogestyn, Kristian Alfonso, Bryan Dattilo, James Scott, and Galen Gering will be in the other.
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Brrr, it's cold in here. There must be some TV execs trying to pimp their new vehicles in the atmosphere! In a new Broadcasting and Cable article previewing how CBS Television Distribution (CTD) hopes new blood will help the division stay on top of the syndication game—in daytime (Jeff Probst) and in primetime (Arsenio)—CTD President John Nogawski threw major shade at rival Disney-ABC's upcoming chatfest Katie. READ MORE
After two seasons, The Nate Berkus Show is being cancelled. According to Broadcasting & Cable, Sony Pictures Television and Harpo Studios have decided to pull the plug on the Oprah protege's show after the current season ends. Sony and Harpo released a joint statement saying:
After careful consideration, we have decided that The Nate Berkus Show will not return for a third season in the fall. We are grateful for the hard work and heart that Nate, [executive producer] Corin Nelson and their entire team have poured into the show, and we're very proud of what they've delivered.
The show's second season is still in production. It will continue to produce and air all of the original episodes that are scheduled. Berkus stated:
I'm incredibly proud of my hard working and talented staff, and proud of the show we were able to produce every day.
The Nate Berkus Show debuted in 2010. The interior designer's show never seemed to grab the ratings prior Oprah spins-offs earned. This caused industry watchers to wonder if it would stick around. Once NBC inked talk show deals for Jeff Probst and Steve Harvey, The Nate Berkus Show's renewal status started to look bleak, despite Sony and NBC locking the show into a three-year deal. With two new shows coming from the peacock network in 2012, Berkus' third season seemed highly unlikely because of a lack of time slot and being costly to keep in production. READ MORE
You’ve watched him in primetime as the host of the long-running CBS reality show Survivor and now the Tifanny Network hopes you’ll tune in to watch him during the day too. According to EW.com, Probst has landed a syndicated talk show with CBS TV Distribution, beginning in 2012. Reportedly, the talk show “will cover everything from newsmakers to ordinary families in extraordinary circumstances.”