One of the daytime talk shows vying to become the next “Oprah” has signed an alum of that show as its executive producer, B&C reports.
“Survivor” host Jeff Probst’s new talk show landed Amy Coleman, a supervising producer on “Oprah,” to executive produce. “Probst” is from CBS Television Distribution.
Aaron Meyerson, president of programming and development for CTD, said in a statement: "Amy is a talented and creative producer who spent years working for the best — Oprah Winfrey. Her pedigree can’t be beat. We’re thrilled to have Amy leading our team."
Coleman was with “Oprah” for 16 years, and was a consulting producer on the “Probst” pilot. The new show, set for a fall 2012 launch, has been cleared in 24 of the top 25 markets and 80% of the U.S.