STEVE HARVEY'S "STEVE" RENEWED FOR SEASON TWO
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 19, 2018) - Steve Harvey's daytime series "Steve" has been renewed for its second season in national syndication, it was announced today.
"Steve" has already been sold in 90% of the U.S. on NBC Owned Television Stations as well as leading station groups across the country including Sinclair and Hearst.
Produced by IMG and Steve Harvey, the program tapes before a live studio audience at the Universal lot in Los Angeles, where Harvey relocated to this past fall.
Following the move to the West Coast, "Steve" has brought Steve Harvey's signature style of comedy and fun to the daytime television landscape. His new show has featured more celebrity guests, daily audience games and his unique viewpoint on all things pop culture.
"Steve" started the year on the upswing delivering a season high 1.5 rating for the week ending 1/7/18. "Steve" recently averaged a 1.4 National Household rating for the November 2017 sweep, delivering the highest November sweep rating for a new first-run one-hour syndicated program in 5 years. The show also delivered winning ratings across the country during the November 2017 sweep among the key Women 25-54 demographic by ranking as a top time period performer in New York (#2: WNBC 2pm), Los Angeles (#2: KNBC 2pm), Dallas (#1: KXAS 2pm), Atlanta (#1: WAGA 3pm), and Boston (#2: WCVB 10am).
"Steve was determined to do something unique and different in daytime this season and it's rewarding to witness the reception to the new show," said IMG's Mike Antinoro. "We are proud to be a part of 'Steve', grateful for the commitment from our station partners, and excited to build on this current momentum."
"We are so proud of all of the hard work Steve and our staff bring every day to deliver a series different than anything else on daytime television," said Executive Producer Shane Farley. "We look forward to continuing to set ourselves apart in season two."
"It has always been a dream of mine to spend more time on the 405," said Steve Harvey. "Another dream of mine has been to bring laughs to daytime television. Here's to killing two birds with one stone with a season two renewal."
"Steve" is produced by EPs Steve Harvey, Shane Farley, Gerald Washington and IMG's Mark Shapiro and Mike Antinoro.
One of the most prolific entertainers on television, Steve Harvey is the host of six television series. Harvey recently hosted Fox's New Year's Eve special which increased total viewership by 98% from last year, marking an all-time high for the program.
More about Steve:
Steve Harvey is a TV personality, talk show host, actor and comedian who currently hosts six popular TV shows: daytime talk show "Steve"; breakout hits "Little Big Shots" and "Little Big Shots: Forever Young"; game show "Family Feud," which he began hosting in 2010; "Celebrity Family Feud"; and "Steve Harvey's Funderdome," an inspirational show featuring young innovators and entrepreneurs. He also hosts the nationally syndicated radio show "The Steve Harvey Morning Show," which premiered in 2000. He will host the return of SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, scheduled to premiere on FOX in 2018. He also recently hosted "Showtime at the Apollo: Christmas" and Fox's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey, which saw a 98% increase in viewership (8.5 million vs. 4.3 million), marking an all-time high for a Fox New Year's Eve special.
Harvey began his career doing stand-up comedy in the mid-1980s. His success as a comedian eventually led to a long stint as host of "It's Showtime at the Apollo," as well as various acting, hosting, writing and producing roles. His television and film career includes roles in "Me and The Boys," "The Steve Harvey Show," "Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge," "Love Don't Cost a Thing," "You Got Served," "Johnson Family Vacation" and "Madea Goes to Jail." In addition, Harvey is a New York Times No. 1 best-selling author and motivational speaker.
More information about IMG:
MG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media, operating in more than 30 countries. The company manages some of the world's greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in sports training and league development, as well as marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. IMG is part of the Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) network.
More information about NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution:
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution is responsible for the production, sales and distribution of NBCUniversal products to broadcast television within the United States. The division develops and produces first-run programming and distributes these shows, along with off-network content, in broadcast syndication. Current first-run broadcast syndicated programming includes "Steve," "Harry," "Access," "Access Live," "Maury," "The Jerry Springer Show" and "The Steve Wilkos Show." In addition, the division distributes the retro television broadcast network, Cozi TV and weekend syndicated series "On the Money" and "Open House." Current off-network programming includes "American Ninja Warrior," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Chicago P.D" and "Dateline."