‘Survivor’ Host Jeff Probst and Others in Reality Business Rail Against Decision to Boot Reality Show Host Category to the Creative Arts Emmys; Will Reality Stars Boycott Show?

Aug 4, 2010  •  Post A Comment

One reality show host isn’t too happy about a recent development from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

Jeff Probst of "Survivor" says the ATAS’ decision to shift the outstanding reality show host category to the Creative Arts Emmys event is "disappointing," adding that the "category represents several of the highest-rated and most popular shows on all of television," the article says.

He’s not alone in feeling snubbed. Jen Bresnan, senior vice president of alternative programming at CBS Entertainment, called the move "a slap in the face" and "a shame," according  to  the article.

It’s even stirred up talk of a boycott of either the Aug. 29 Primetime Emmys or the Aug. 21 Creative Arts Emmys from some in the reality business, the article says.

This year’s nominated hosts include Probst; Heidi Klum of "Project Runway"; Ryan Seacrest of "American Idol"; Phil Keoghan of "Amazing Race"; and Tom Bergeron of "Dancing With the Stars."

Some wonder if the decision was a pushback from the Primetime Emmy telecast two years ago when some of the nominated hosts acted as hosts of the awards show, which was derided by TV critics, the article says.


  1. Who is this guy “some” who wonders if the decision is pushback from the Emmys two years ago? It seems more like “Some” just needed to pad the article with another paragraph. The idea is preposterous. The reality hosts didn’t produce the Emmys; it was the show’s producers who had the bad idea to offer them the hosting job, and then leave them stranded on stage with a weak structure and lousy writing.

  2. If they boycott would anyone notice?

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