Jeff Probst just won his 4th consecutive Emmy for outstanding reality show host, but this primetime staple is ready to show the world he's got plenty more to offer.
Probst will be branching beyond the Survivor island next fall for a yet-untitled talk show. "It seemed like a good fit," Jeff told Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O'Dell. "I'm interested in people. I've spent the last 12 years dealing with a cross section of America in an extreme situation, helping them get through that while getting the information we need to tell a story."
Probst's 2012 talk show isn't the only project getting serious attention; the Survivor host will make a special cameo in the hugely popular CBS comedy, How I Met Your Mother. Jeff jokes the role wasn't the most difficult thing he's ever done, telling Nancy he'll be playing himself in a naughty, sexual innuendo-filled scene opposite Neil Patrick Harris.
"I'm pretty much introducing a challenge on Survivor that is sponsored by Barney's character," he explains with a laugh. "You know, free breast reduction examinations."
Don't miss Jeff's appearance on How I met your Mother tonight on CBS, and be sure to catch an all-new episode of Survivor: South Pacific Wednesday night, also on CBS.