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Struggling Talk Show Lays Off Staffers Deadline

A struggling syndicated freshman talk show is laying off staffers just before the holidays, reports Deadline.com. Several staffers of "The Jeff Probst Show,” including producers, are receiving pink slips, with their last day of work scheduled for Dec. 21, the story reports.

“As with most new shows, we had beefed up our production team for launch, and are now settling into a more appropriate staffing level for a daily talk show,” a representative for the show said.

The talk show hasn't gained momentum after a slow start, finishing the November sweeps tied with "Ricki Lake" as the lowest-rated freshman talk shows, the piece notes.