To be honest, I can't imagine seeing Survivor host Jeff Probst do something else, but apparently he is. Or could have been. Or might be. Depends on how you're looking at it.
I don't know if you've heard of this, but Probst is hosting another reality show of sorts, Live for the Moment. Created by Probst, and co-produced by Survivor exec Mark Burnett, the series sees someone who is afflicted with a terminal disease on an uplifting adventure, perhaps to fulfill a wish that has yet to be realized. Or, in other words, a schmeeze-fest. The show wasn't announced on CBS' upfronts a few weeks back, but they're still shooting episodes of the show.
Which is weird, at first glance, but there's actually good reason for it: the network loved the show. "CBS called me the day of the announcement and said, 'Don't be alarmed if you don't hear the announcement, it's only because we don't know where it would go on the schedule yet,'" Probst revealed.
After all, he'll be very busy with Survivor, which is currently shooting for its return trip to Samoa. That season is due this fall. Right after shooting that, however, he'll be heading out to shoot the 20th season. "[I] can't even start shooting [Live for the Moment] until September, when I'm back from double duty," he said. "The earliest I could have episodes done would be January." Since there aren't any episodes to air yet--apart from the pilot, where he featured a man afflicted with Lou Gehrig's disease--CBS decided not to schedule the show yet, not even as a midseason replacement.
But Probst is still excited about the show's prospects, and with the encouragement of the network's top brass, who are still keeping touch with him and giving him compliments on the pilot. "It's the best thing I've ever been a part of," he said. "It's so inspirational and so positive, I really believe its time for the show. I think people will see it and it will prompt them to think, 'Am I living? Do I like my job? Should I do something different?' You've got to wake up and start living."