Who should replace Jeff Probst on 'Survivor'?

17134__jp_lSurvivor‘s back tonight for its 11th go-’round, but stalwart host Jeff Probst tells New York’s Daily News he’s not sure he’ll stay with the show beyond its yet-to-be-filmed 12th edition. Not that he wants to be the ”David Caruso of reality," he explains. ”I’m not an idiot. But six years of being away, it does sometimes make you think. …Signing another long-term deal would be hard, just hard. I want to start a family.”

Which raises the inevitable question: If Probst goes on to less scorching, mosquito-infested pastures, who in the heck would make an acceptable replacement? It’d have to be somebody who loves and understands the game, but isn’t afraid of asking a tough question — or getting close to a pungent local ”delicacy.”

Let’s see here. Kathy Griffin’s been involved in her share of lame reality shows, but as she’s proven with her E! red-carpet duties, she thrives on making folks squirm. Another offbeat choice might be Ted Koppel. After years of serious journalistic work on Nightline, the guy might enjoy ditching the suit and tie and focusing on something totally frivolous. Just as long as CBS doesn’t boneheadedly shift Julie Chen over from Big Brother. Note to self: I don’t need to see that!

Who would you hire as the next Jeff Probst?

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  • djm

    Kathy Griffin would be an AMAZING choice – forget the lame contestants – I’d tune in just to see what she was up to.

  • Chris

    The best choice would have to be Bruce Campbell, he’s a genre legend, and would bring an even bigger audience to Survivor.

  • Laura

    How about Anderson Cooper now that The Mole isn’t on anymore?

  • Jessie

    here are my recommendations:
    colby from survivor-australia
    ok the well is dry i’ll get back to you.

  • jodi

    i don’t need to see that either! i miss the comeback already!

  • Phil

    I think Richard Hatch would make a great host.

  • Anne

    I also like the idea of bringing back a contestant to host. Colby would be my first choice, but now that he’s doing movies (Red Eye!) he probably wouldn’t be interested. Otherwise, I would consider Gervase (great sense of humor, no BS) or Rob (gets the game).

  • Liz

    No one can replace Jeff, he is a part of what the show is all about and he is by far the best reality show host out there, he never seems like he is reading from a script. I wish him luck with starting a family and I can accept that he’s leaving but I will miss him very much.
    Now, if someone was to replace him it would have to be someone who already has experiance hosting a reality show, maybe Anderson Cooper.

  • taylor

    damn i was gonna say bruce campbell too

  • Gayle

    how about rob cesternino?

  • Dan

    Anybody but Kathy Griffin.

  • Happy K

    NO KATHY!!!! It has to be someone that doesn’t make the shoe about themselves. I think Jeff Corwin would be cool! If they go with a Survivor, it should be Stephenie!!! And does this mean that Jeff and Julie are still together???
    Can’t wait to read Dalton in the morning!!!!!

  • Happy K

    NO KATHY!!!! It has to be someone that doesn’t make the show about themselves. I think Jeff Corwin would be cool! If they go with a Survivor, it should be Stephenie!!! And does this mean that Jeff and Julie are still together???
    Can’t wait to read Dalton in the morning!!!!!

  • Janie

    I second Rob Cesternino. He’s familiar with the game and familiar to the fans. Also, the dude never won, throw him a bone!

  • Shelbi

    If he’s up for pulling double duty on CBS, I think Phil Keoghan would be awesome. As for past contestants, my vote would be for Colby.

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