Steve Harvey moving daytime show to Hollywood
Shonda McClain | 5/7/2017, 8:11 a.m.
Steve Harvey was a no-show at the Daytime Emmy Awards, but he was a double winner. The comedian took home trophies for best game show host for the popular “Family Feud” and best host of an informative talk show for “The Steve Harvey Show.” The wins bring his Emmy totals to five.
This is a time of celebration and transition for Harvey. “The Steve Harvey Show” has consistently ranked among the top four daytime talk shows on television since its launch in 2012, but Harvey is ready for a change.
He is pulling the plug on the successful Chicago-based show this month, after a five-year run, and relocating to Los Angeles.
The new show, titled “STEVE,” will be more celebrity-driven, hence the move to Hollywood. Harvey will also have an ownership stake in the new show, which will be co-produced by IMG, which represents him. NBC Universal will continue to distribute the syndicated show, which will remain in the same timeslots on NBC-owned stations throughout the country.
Harvey, one of the Original Kings of Comedy, has parlayed his popularity into a media empire. His syndicated radio show, “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” has given him a powerful voice for his millions of devoted listeners but his presence on television is what has taken him to a new level of success, gaining the affable funnyman a legion of new fans and clout.
In addition to “The Steve Harvey Show” and “Family Feud,” Harvey is the host of NBC's top-rated "Little Big Shots," and the reboot of “Showtime at the Apollo.” He has also served as host of the Miss Universe Pageant for the past two years, authored several books, including the New York Times Bestseller “Think Like A Man, Act Like A Woman,” which was developed into a film starring Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Michael Ealy and Gabrielle Union, and he has starred in his own television series, “The Steve Harvey Show,” which aired from 1996-2002.
“STEVE” will premiere Tuesday, Sept. 5 on NBC.
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