2:00pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
Steve Harvey Inks Overall Deal With Endemol Shine North America
Steve Harvey is furthering his relationship with Edemol Shine North America.
The production company has signed an overall deal with the daytime talk show host. Harvey, a comedian, businessman, radio mogul, TV personality and best-selling author, has worked with Edemol Shine on his eponymous show Steve Harvey, which just started its fourth season earlier in September.
Under the pact, Harvey’s 112th Street Productions will develop original unscripted, scripted and digital content. Gerald Washington serves as president and Donna-Marie Reid as director of development of 112th Street, which is now based at Endemol Shine’s Los Angeles offices.
"We are thrilled to be extending our relationship with Steve Harvey, arguably the hottest personality in TV right now," said Edemol Shine’s co-chairmen and co-CEOs Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin. "We’ve enjoyed a great relationship with him on our hit Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show for several years now and we’re excited to explore new programming opportunities with Steve and his team at East 112th Street across a wide variety of platforms and genres."
Added Harvey, who also hosts the hit game show Family Feud and its ABC primetime counterpart Celebrity Family Feud: "I’m truly excited to bring East 112th Street Productions to Endemol Shine, where I’ve enjoyed a great partnership with my talk show over the last four years. Cris, Charlie and the team at Endemol Shine offer us the opportunity to expand our vision for East 112th Street globally and we’re already exploring a number of potential projects together that I can’t wait to see get off the ground.”