Jeff Probst is finally getting his own talkshow after years of hosting Survivor and Celebrity Superfan Roundtable on Howard 101.
The Survivor host said that he is in great admiration of America’s Got Talent judge Howard Stern’s interviewing technique.
“The interviewing style of Howard Stern is so underappreciated,” Probst told audience members at the TCA summer press tour on Sunday (July 29).
“He keeps topics moving so quickly. His ability as an interviewer is something I’ve studied for years.”
Probst also cited Oprah Winfrey and Phil Donahue as influences, adding that he has no desire to chase ratings and “would never ask a guest a question that I wouldn’t be prepared to answer myself”.
“If you’re looking for Jerry [Springer] or Maury [Povich], this isn’t your show. We aren’t looking for people fighting onstage or paternity testing,” he added, promising viewers “something new”.
The Emmy Award-winning presenter’s syndicated talkshow The Jeff Probst Show will debut on September 10, 2012. CBS is handling distribution rights in North America.