*Here’s some surprising news regarding Steve Harvey. After 5 seasons “The Steve Harvey Show” has come to the end of the road.
But that doesn’t mean Harvey is going anywhere. He’s already hooked up to host a new daytime show that will launch in September.
His new show will also be distributed by NBCUniversal Domestic Television, which also distributed the other show. NBCU is currently shopping it to other stations with the expectations that the new show will be taken on by the majority of stations that carry “Steve Harvey.” According to Deadline, the terms of the deals are unclear but a shows of this caliber usually seek and get a two-year initial pickup.
Currently, “Steve Harvey” is based in Chicago, but his new show will be based in Los Angeles and he’ll be teaming with a new producing partner, IMG.
Because of the new location, the new show is expected to be more celebrity driven while keeping Harvey’s trademark comedy.
Harvey’s star as a TV host has risen meteorically since his self-titled talk show launched in 2012. Deadline also points out that having his new daytime talker in Los Angeles will be convenient for Harvey as three other shows he hosts are produced here, NBC’s Little Big Shots and ABC’s Celebrity Family Feud and Funderdome. (The Celebrity Feud syndicated strip films in Atlanta but such game shows usually are filmed in large batches).
For the record, “The Steve Harvey Show” has consistently been a top tier talker, ranking #4 behind Dr. Phil, Ellen and Live With Kelly. During the most recent week reporting, it averaged 2.3 million viewers and a 1.7 in adults 18-49.