'Tyra Banks' EP Tapped for NBC's New 'Steve Harvey' Talk Show

6:26 PM PST 03/12/2012 by Alex Ben Block
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Alex Duda, who also produces Style Network series "Jerseylicious" and "Glam Fairy," will serve as an exec on the new one-hour series.

A TV veteran who previously produced the Tyra Banks Show has been named Executive Producer of the one-hour daily syndicated Steve Harvey talk show which debuts in September, according to an announcement Monday by Barry Wallach, President, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution and David Goldberg, Chairman, Endemol North America.

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Besides serving as executive producer for The Tyra Banks Show. Alex Duda is Executive Producer on The Style Network's series Jerseylicious and the spin-off Glam Fairy.

Goldberg said her “wide range of producing expertise combined with her grasp of comedy, makes her so perfect for this show. Steve Harvey is a multifaceted comedic performer at the very top of his game and it was imperative that he be matched with someone of his caliber on the other side of the camera.”

“It’s rare to meet a talent with both gravitas and relatability, but Steve Harvey pulls off that quality combo effortlessly. His humor, honesty, and insight will bring a unique new perspective to daytime TV,” said Duda.

“Alex is a dynamic producer with years of daytime experience. She brings a wealth of creativity, vast energy and an enormous amount of passion; all which makes her the perfect executive producer for ‘Steve Harvey’,” said Wallach.

The show will shoot in downtown Chicago at the studios of WMAQ, the NBC affiliate in the Windy City.

NBC 5 will be unveiling our new best-in-class HD studio facility, which will further Illinois' efforts to bring new film projects to the state, said Larry Wert, President/General Manager NBC 5 Chicago.

The new talk show has been sold to station groups representing over 90% of the U.S. including NBC Owned Television Stations, Hearst Television, CBS Television Stations, FOX Television Stations, Cox Communications, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Local TV, Lin Television, Gannett, Post Newsweek, Raycom, Belo, Steve Meredith, Nexstar and more.

Steve Harvey is produced by Endemol USA with Duda, Harvey and Rushion McDonald serving as executive producers. It’s distributed in national syndication by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.

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