9:42am PT by Michael O'Connell
Steve Harvey's Latest Talk Show Renewed for Season 2
Steve Harvey's gamble is paying off. Steve, his new syndicated talk show, has been renewed for a second season.
The daytime show has been averaging a 1.4 rating among national households, not skipping a beat from his previous syndicated effort that he ditched in 2017 in favor of a new series with an ownership stake. The new version also saw Harvey close up shop in Chicago, relocating to Los Angeles full time, where his show has tried to lean more heavily into celebrity interview — a la Ellen.
“It has always been a dream of mine to spend more time on the 405,” said 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 has been sold to 90 percent of U.S. homes, airing on NBC-owned stations and station groups Sinclair and Hearst. Among daytime's favored demographic of women 25-54, he has ranked No. 2 in his time period in top markets New York and Los Angeles. He is tops in Dallas in Atlanta.
"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 Mike Antinoro of show producer IMG. "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,” added showrunner Shane Farley. “We look forward to continuing to set ourselves apart in season two.”
Steve, produced by IMG and Harvey, tapes before a live studio audience at the Universal lot.