2:33pm PT by Lacey Rose
Steve Harvey Sets Daytime Showrunner, Premiere Date
Steve Harvey will be back in your living room on Sept. 5.
His new show, eponymously titled Steve, is poised to be more Ellen-esque in its focus on pop culture and celebrity guests than his last daytime entry. The talk show, which Harvey is producing in partnership with IMG, will be shot on a new set on Universal's Los Angeles lot and will continue to be distributed by NBCUniversal Domestic Television.
Harvey is said to have considerably more creative control this time out, as well as an ownership stake in the show. "As I embark on this new adventure, I'm excited to explore everything Los Angeles has to offer for this new show," he said Monday in a statement. "Steve is going to be different than my current daytime show. The new location will allow me to welcome more celebrity guests and more importantly let me do what I enjoy doing best, being funny!"
Harvey has tapped veteran daytime producer Shane Farley to serve as his executive producer. Farley brings with him some 25 years of experience, having created, managed, overseen or consulted on programs including NBC's The Voice and VH1's Big Morning Buzz. To date, he has earned four Best Show Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on The Rosie O'Donnell Show, Rachael Ray and The Wayne Brady Show.
WME-repped Harvey will continue with his other popular hosting duties, including NBC's Little Big Shots and ABC's Celebrity Family Feud.