Obama Set For ‘Steve Harvey’ Debut

By | Friday December 13, 2013 @ 1:41pm PST

President Obama Steve Harvey Interview Syndicated talk show Steve Harvey today received at least one early Christmas present this year courtesy of the White House. “Yes ! Dreams do come True! Don’t ever give up !,” tweeted Harvey about his … Read More »

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NBC Stations Renew ‘Steve Harvey’ Through 2016

By | Wednesday June 12, 2013 @ 7:46am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution’s Steve Harvey has solidified its status as the breakout new syndicated talk show of 2012-13. On the heels of the Endemol USA-produced talker getting an early renewal for next season by stations — including the core NBC Stations group, in January –  the show now has been picked up for two additional seasons, through 2016, in more than 65% of the U.S. “Steve Harvey’s engaging, funny and warm style has been a hit with our audiences,” said Valari Staab, President, NBC Owned TV Stations. “The show has strengthened our daytime lineups and proven to be a strong lead-in to Ellen and, in turn, our local newscasts.” Steve Harvey got off to a solid start last fall and by the May sweep, it was the #1 new first-run show with women 18-49 and women 25-54 nationally, topping fellow rookie Katie, and was the only new show to build over its lead-in and improve the year-ago time period. Read More »

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NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution’s ‘Steve Harvey’ Renewed For Second Season

By | Thursday January 10, 2013 @ 7:32am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Steve HarveyNBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution’s Steve Harvey, the sleeper hit among this season’s crop of new syndicated talk shows, has been renewed for a second season. It joins ABC’s Katie Couric‘s Katie, which had a two-year deal from the get-go, as the two freshman syndicated talkers to be locked in for next fall. The odds for the rest are slim at best. Endemol-produced Steve Harvey has delivered strong demo ratings, improving dramatically its time periods and providing great lead-in for Ellen on the NBC stations, boosting the ratings for Ellen DeGeneres’ veteran talk show. Read More »

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‘Ellen’ Tops All Syndicated Talk Shows Last Week, ‘Katie’ Leads Newcomers

By | Monday September 17, 2012 @ 1:42pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show won bragging rights for the official fall syndication premiere week. Ellen averaged a 2.9 household rating/8 share and a 1.8/11 in women 25-54 in the metered markets, improving on its September 2011 average by a big 45% in households and 64% in women 25-54, in part thanks to a stronger lead-in on the NBC stations from newbie Steve Harvey. Ellen also was pretty steady through the week, starting with a 3.1 HH rating for its 10th-season premiere and finishing with a 2.9 on Friday. Read More »

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‘Katie’ Drops Again, ‘Steve Harvey’ Top New Syndicated Talker In Women 25-54 Thursday

By | Friday September 14, 2012 @ 2:32pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Uh-oh. In its fourth airing on Thursday, Katie Couric’s new syndicated talk show dropped 26% in households to a 1.7/5 in the metered markets and 38% to a 0.8/5 in the key Women 25-54 demographic. In households, Read More »

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‘Katie’ Down In Day 2, Still Leads Newbies; ‘Probst’ Dives, ‘Dr. Phil’ Bow Way Down

By | Wednesday September 12, 2012 @ 10:01am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

In its second outing, Katie Couric’s new syndicated talk show drew a 2.3 household rating/7 share in the metered markets, down 18% from its big series premiere. In women 25-54, Katie posted a 1 rating, down 38%. Even with the declines, it still led all freshman talkers and was outrated only by veterans Ellen (2.9/8 in HH, down a tenth from Monday’s premiere), Live! With Kelly & Michael (2.9/10, even) and Dr. Phil (2.4/7). Katie edged Dr. Oz (2.2/6), after tying the show on Monday, and was way ahead of Anderson Live! (1.1/4). Read More »

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‘Live! With Kelly And Michael’ Scores In Opener, ‘Steve Harvey’ Solid In Series Debut

By | Wednesday September 5, 2012 @ 10:13am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The premiere of the newly-rechristened Live! With Kelly And Michael yesterday scored an impressive 3.9 household rating/13 share in the metered markets. The show, which introduced former NFL star Michael Strahan as Kelly Ripa’s new permanent co-host, was up 24% … Read More »

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Steve Harvey’s New Syndicated Daytime Talk Show Hires Executive Producer

By | Monday March 12, 2012 @ 8:53am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Alex Duda has been named executive producer for Steve Harvey, the comedian’s nationally syndicated daytime show that launches in the fall. Steve Harvey, on which Harvey will give comedic spin on such topics as marriage, dating, parenting, the workplace and friendship, is being produced by Endemol USA and distributed … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Think Like A Man’

By | Friday December 9, 2011 @ 12:17pm PST

Screen Gems has released a trailer for Think Like A Man, the ensemble comedy based on the Steve Harvey book. It stars Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Taraji Henson, Romany Malco, Gary Owen and Gabrielle Union. Tim Story is directing a script by Keith Merryman & David A. Newman. … Read More »

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‘Family Feud’ Renewed Through 2015 In 75% Of U.S., Goes HD

By | Wednesday November 2, 2011 @ 11:55am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Distributor Debmar-Mercury has renewed Family Feud through 2015 in more than 75% of the U.S. on stations that belong to Fox, Sinclair, CBS, Tribune, Cox, Capital, NBC, Sunbeam, Newport and Belo broadcast groups. The show, hosted by Steve … Read More »

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Screen Gems Casts ‘Think Like A Man’

Mike Fleming

Screen Gems has set the cast to surround Kevin Hart in Think Like A Man, the comedy based on Steve Harvey’s bestselling book. Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Taraji Henson, Romany Malco, Gary Owen and Gabrielle Union have joined the cast. … Read More »

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Tim Story Set To Direct Screen Gems Comedy ‘Think Like A Man’

By | Tuesday April 26, 2011 @ 1:37pm PDT
Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Sony has given the film a wide-release date: April 6, 2012.
PREVIOUS, EXCLUSIVE: Screen Gems has set Tim Story to direct Think Like A Man, the ensemble comedy based on Steve Harvey’s bestselling 2009 book Act Like A Read More »

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Screen Gems Sets Kevin Hart To Star In Steve Harvey Pic ‘Think Like A Man’

By | Tuesday April 19, 2011 @ 5:43am PDT
Mike Fleming

Kevin Hart will star in Think Like A Man, the Screen Gems comedy based on Steve Harvey’s bestselling 2009 book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man. The book is a male-perspective self-help manual for relationships, with topics that included everything from why men cheat, to why men are in the fixing business and not in the talking business, to how to get the wedding ring and why independent women should reconnect with their girlish side to make their men feel necessary. Like I said, it’s from a male perspective. In the film, Hart will play a self-professed relationship expert who is quick to give advice to his crew of friends, even as he watched his own marriage crater and head toward divorce. The comedy’s scripted by Keith Merryman & David A. Newman, and Screen Gems’ Clint Culpepper is out to directors for a July production start. Will Packer’s producing through his Rainforest Films banner and Harvey is exec producing with Rushion McDonald and Rob Hardy. Read More »

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