A no brainer joining the lists of renewed shows of 2013 and cancelled shows of 2013, as NBC Distribution renews Steve Harvey for season two of the talk show that has proven to be a hit in its freshman run, almost as much as Katie Couric´s Katie.
“Steve Harvey” is a one-hour daytime show hosted by TV personality, comedian, radio show host and best-selling author, Steve Harvey. Each weekday in his new multi-topic show, Harvey will talk to real people with real issues and bring his funny, fresh, insightful and common sense approach to everyday problems. Drawing from his varied life experiences, Harvey will entertain, inform and inspire, covering a vast range of relatable topics such as marriage, dating, finance, parenting, workplace issues, friendship and the daily dramas we face throughout our lives, all with his unique comedic spin.
“The instant success of ‘Steve Harvey’ with the daytime audience is being greeted with long term commitments from our station partners,” said NBCU’s Wallach.
“This project was a long time in the making and it would not have been possible without the incredibly talented Steve Harvey. His humor, honesty and insight were an immediate hit with the daytime audience,” said David Goldberg, Chairman and CEO, Endemol, North America. “I am grateful to Rushion McDonald, Mr. Harvey’s manager and longtime business partner, who has been instrumental from the beginning and to Barry and his team at NBCU who put their full power and resources behind the show from day one,” he said. I must also commend Alex Duda, executive producer, for her talent and tireless commitment. She and her team made our out-of-the-gate success possible. We have a bright future to look forward to,” he concluded.
In its premiere season, “Steve Harvey” has been a phenomenon in all key rating benchmarks. In the November 2012 sweep, “Steve Harvey” is the only new syndicated strip to increase over year-ago time periods, build on its lead-in and grow in consecutive quarter-hour ratings among Households and Women 25-54. In fact, “Steve Harvey” is one of only 4 syndicated talk shows over the last decade to accomplish all three of these feats in its premiere November sweep, alongside “Dr. Phil,” “Ellen” and “Dr. Oz.”
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