"The Jeff Probst Show" and "The Ricki Lake Show"
Exciting New Additions to the Network's Fall 2012 Roster
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TORONTO, May 1, 2012 /CNW/ - In a move to dramatically boost its already
impressive daytime star power, Shaw Media announced that two new talk
shows will be joining Global's fall 2012 lineup. The Jeff Probst Show and The Ricki Lake Show are both set to premiere this September, and will be respectively
hosted by Survivor's multiple Emmy® Award winner, and the effervescent film and television actress.
"For over a decade, Jeff has been holding centre court at Tribal Council
and he's still as engaging as ever. Jeff's charisma and ability to
connect with others is why audiences fell in love with him on Survivor and why they'll follow him to daytime," commented Barb Williams, SVP, Content, Shaw Media. "Equally impressive, we have the incomparable Ricki Lake back in the
talk show genre. Although Ricki has grown up in the Hollywood
spotlight, she has always maintained herself as a relatable celebrity
figure. This fall, Ricki returns with a whole new set of life
experiences and true to form, she is eager to share them with her
The Jeff Probst Show is a one-hour talk show that will cover topics ranging from
relationships and family dynamics to newsmakers of the day, families
and individuals facing challenges. Probst has hosted all the editions
of Global's reality hit Survivor since its inception 11 years ago, and is currently an Executive
Producer. Probst was a regular fill-in for Regis Philbin on Live With Regis and Kelly, and a regular guest host for Larry King on Larry King Live. Probst will also executive produce his new daytime series.
The Ricki Lake Show brings a familiar, welcoming face back to television. Ricki is someone
who seems to have done it all - starred in classic movies like Hairspray, appeared in classic TV shows like Buffy The Vampire Slayer and China Beach, and of course hosted her own talk show. This time, Ricki will cover
topics that interest the modern day woman, this is a new Ricki -
reflecting where she and her audience are now in their lives. Ricki is
not an expert. She's not a doctor, therapist or a super homemaker -
she's a working mom trying to figure life out, and inviting her
audience along for the ride.
Global's dates and times for The Jeff Probst Show and The Ricki Lake Show will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
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About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media
company, providing consumers with broadband cable television,
High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through
Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct)
and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4
million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw
Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in
Canada, Global Television, and 18 specialty networks including HGTV
Canada, Food Network Canada, History Television and Showcase. Shaw is
traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in
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