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Deal Report: July 8, 2011

Jeff Probst gets a talk show, Ben Affleck lands a role in his own movie, and more

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Survivor host Jeff Probst has signed on to host a one-hour daytime talk show on CBS starting in fall 2012.

Ben Affleck has cast himself as the lead in his next directorial effort, Argo, a thriller about the 1979 Iran hostage crisis.

Tudors star Natalie Dormer, who played Anne Boleyn on the Showtime series, will join HBO’s Game of Thrones as Margaery Tyrell, who is pledged to marry the late King Robert’s brother Renly Baratheon.

BridesmaidsWendi McLendon-Covey will reprise her role as Liz, a possible love interest for David Spade, for at least five episodes when Rules of Engagement returns to CBS this fall.