Meet the new Steve Harvey talk show, almost the same as the old Steve Harvey talk show.
The mustachioed comedian is putting an end to his syndicated daytime talk show, our sister site Deadline reports, only to create a new one.
Harvey’s current chatfest has run for five seasons and is produced by EndemolShine North America. The contract with that producer ends in 2017. He will produce the new series in partnership with IMG, and it will go into production sometime after Steve Harvey wraps in May, with a planned September debut.
What does this mean for diehard Harvey fans? The comedy-heavy series will move from Chicago to Los Angeles and, as such, likely will attract more celebrities as guests. The NBC stations which now carry Steve Harvey are expected to air Harvey’s new project, as well.
In the meantime, Harvey will host a two-hour Showtime at the Apollo special for Fox airing Dec. 5 on Fox and will produce and host a Little Big Shots spinoff — focusing on the elderly — at NBC. Plus, he’s always got that return to his Miss Universe emcee gig waiting for him, should he choose.
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