“STEVE HARVEY” FINDS THE FUNNY IN NEW DAYTIME SYNDICATED SERIES PREMIERING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012

NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution

CHICAGO – August 31, 2012 – Television gets a fresh new sense of humor when “Steve Harvey” premieres in syndication on Tuesday, September 4 (check local listings). Each weekday, comedian, radio show host and best-selling author Steve Harvey will offer his insightfully funny, common sense advice to those seeking solutions to their most personal relationship problems. Husbands and wives, moms and dads, boyfriends and girlfriends and more will open up as Harvey shares his wit and wisdom on the issues they face. Every hour features multiple topics such as marriage, dating, parenting, workplace issues, personal finance, friendship dilemmas and the daily dramas we face throughout our lives, all with Harvey’s unique comedic spin.

Known for his best-selling dating advice book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” Harvey will also share the naked truth about the male perspective on dating, marriage, love and sex, using humor to discuss and demystify why men do the things they do – and offering information and tips for viewers to get everything they want out of all the relationships that matter most in their lives.

 

Said Harvey, “I’m not a doctor or a therapist, but I am an expert on men – I know what makes us tick. So I’m going to bring that male perspective to daytime in the hopes of helping women at home who are wondering ‘what’s up’ with their men.” Harvey continued, “I’m so excited to begin this next phase of my career. I loved doing stand-up comedy more than anything else I’ve ever done in my life. But I gave it up for this. So I’m going to give it everything I’ve got.”

 

Executive producer Alex Duda said, “This is a show for anyone who wants to live smarter, love better and laugh harder each and every day. Steve is going to bring a sense of joy to daytime as he helps all of us find the funny in all of life’s trials and tribulations. Plus, viewers will get lots of info and tips they can apply to their lives.”

 

On premiere day, Tuesday, September 4, Steve kicks things off by answering the studio audience’s burning questions with his funny, frank answers in “Ask Steve.” Next, it’s Steve to the rescue when he helps the person behind the national headlines dubbed “The Worst Dater In America!” Then, Steve hears from a mom with a habit of sharing way too much information about her kids all over the web in a new trend called “over-sharenting.” Plus, former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky reveals the best dating destinations from one side of the country to the other.

 

In addition to hosting his new daytime show, Harvey also serves as the host of the long-running syndicated game show, “Family Feud” and is the host of the #1 rated nationally syndicated morning radio show, “Steve Harvey Morning Show,” which attracts approximately 7 million listeners each week. His first book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man was released in 2009 and became a #1 New York Times Bestseller, selling over 2 million copies and spending 64 weeks on this prestigious list. In December 2010, Harvey released his second book, Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers list. The hit film based on Harvey’s best-selling book, “Think Like A Man,” starring Taraji P. Henson and Kevin Hart, debuted April 20, 2012 as the #1 movie in America for two weeks in a row.

 

“Steve Harvey” is produced by Endemol USA with Steve Harvey, Alex Duda and Rushion McDonald serving as executive producers. The show is cleared in 98% of the country, including all of the NBC Owned Television Stations, and is distributed in national syndication by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution. “Steve Harvey” is taped before a live studio audience at the state-of-the-art HD NBC 5 studios in downtown Chicago.

 

About Endemol USA:

 

Endemol USA is a leading producer of television programming specializing in unscripted and scripted genres for network and cable television. David Goldberg is Chairman and CEO of Endemol North America. The company produces the hit series including Big Brother (CBS), Chicagolicious (Style), Jerseylicious (Style), Love in the Wild (NBC) and Wipeout (ABC). They are also known for producing some of the most popular non-scripted primetime programming in North America, including Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Fear Factor. Endemol USA launched Endemol Studios in August, 2011 following Endemol USA’s successful development of the break-out hit series Hell on Wheels (AMC), which was recently ordered for a second season. Endemol USA’s subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Endemol Studios, 51 Minds, Original Media and True Entertainment. Endemol USA is a division of the Endemol Group, a leading international content developer, producer and distributor of television and online programming. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands and the UK, has over 80 subsidiaries and joint ventures in 31 countries, including the major European markets, the U.S., Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. Endemol is a privately held company. For more information, please visit http://www.endemolusa.com.

 

About NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution:

 

The NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution division is responsible for the sales and distribution of NBCUniversal product to all forms of television within the U.S. and Canada. The division develops and produces first-run programming and distributes these shows, along with off-network content, to broadcast syndication. Current first-run broadcast syndicated programming includes “Access Hollywood,” “Access Hollywood Live,” “The Jerry Springer Show,” “Maury,” “The Steve Wilkos Show,” “The Chris Matthews Show,” “The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo” and the upcoming talk shows “Steve Harvey” and “Trisha Goddard,” both debuting in Fall 2012. Current off-network programming includes “30 Rock,” “Baggage,” “House,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Monk” and “The Office.”

In the Canadian marketplace, the division sells current television and film product as well as content from NBCUniversal’s vast library (Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Television, Universal Cable Productions, NBC Late Night properties) to broadcast, basic cable, pay cable and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platforms. Current programming includes “Whitney,” “Up All Night,” Covert Affairs,” “The Tonight Show” and “Smash.”

 

Online Information:

 

Show & ticket inquiries: www.steveharveytv.com

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SteveHarveytv

 

Twitter: twitter.com/IAmSteveHarvey

 

For artwork and a complete press kit from the show please visit the NBC Universal Media Village website at http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/

 

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NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution
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“STEVE HARVEY” FINDS THE FUNNY IN NEW DAYTIME SYNDICATED SERIES PREMIERING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012