Steve Harvey’s Relationship Empire
(The Root) — Comedian Steve Harvey, who has made Family Feud the fastest-growing program in syndication, recently shot a pilot in Stamford, Conn., for his own syndicated daytime talk show to debut in late 2012. If sold, NBC Universal Television would distribute the show, which would be produced by Harvey and his longtime business partner Rushion McDonald. It will be a relationships show, focusing on Harvey’s unique brand of humor about what makes women and men tick. And why not? Harvey has had a powerful run of good luck with the topic lately. His book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment, topped the New York Times best-seller list for 44 weeks in 2009. It was quickly followed in 2010 by Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man. The two secured Harvey’s place among dating gurus.