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2013 has been absolutely wonderful to comedian Steve Harvey and we’re only eleven days in! Just Wednesday, he took home the People’s Choice Favorite New Talk Show Host award. Now, it has been announced that his NBC syndicated talk show will be returning for a second season.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show is currently sold in 98% of the country, including all stations owned by NBC. It probably goes without saying that NBCUniversal is extremely satisfied with the performance of Harvey’s talk show.
“The instant success of Steve Harvey with the daytime audience is being greeted with long-term commitments from our station partners,” expressed NBCUniversal’s Domestic TV Distribution president Barry Wallach.
The show is also said to have dramatically grown in popularity in households and women 25-54. It ranked number two among syndicated talk shows in 2012 and is even reported to have raised his Family Feud show ratings. Television executives say they aren’t surprised at all by the show’s success.
“This project was a long time in the making and it would not have been possible without the incredibly talented Steve Harvey. His humor, honesty and insight were an immediate hit with the daytime audience,” revealed David Goldberg, Chairman of Endemol’s North America.
The recent November sweep revealed that Steve Harvey was only one of four syndicated talks shows over the last decade to perform the way that it is has in it’s debut sweep. The other three shows include Ellen, Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil.
We anticipate that 2013 will be a huge year for Steve as he continues to host the extremely popular game show Family Feud and prepares for release the of the sequel to Think Like A Man.
Have you checked out his talk show yet? What did you think of it?
Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise
Steve Harvey may be on top of the world these days, but there was a time when Harvey wasn’t as pious and peaceful. He credits his faith and his third wife, Marjorie Harvey, for his transformation.
The retired comedian tells People about his life, “The Lord saved my soul. Marjorie saved my life…”
Read more at Essence
Mama Tyra is ready to become a mommy for real, she told Steve Harvey in an interview that will be aired on the comedian’s new talk show tomorrow.
In the midst of talking about how she’s been linked to all these young boys, to which she replied, “I ain’t no cougar,” Tyra switched the topic to what she really wants:
“I’m really ready to have some babies. I want babies!”
Surprised by her admission, Steve Harvey said he never expected that to come out of Tyra’s mouth, but apparently the model mogul has been thinking about kids for a while.
“I’ve always wanted them,” she said, “but I’ve been saying ‘I want babies in three years’ since I was, like, 27. And now I’m 28…No, I’m 38 — I think it’s time. [My eggs are] going to be hard-boiled and fried and scrambled up in there, so it’s time to get those eggs working!”
We know Tyra loves the girls so she would probably be an excellent mother to a little mini-T About that baby daddy though…
Today is the day Michelle Obama makes her Steve Harvey debut!
You know we can’t get enough of the Obama love story and today Michelle Obama talks more about that with funnyman Steve Harvey on his new daytime talk show. The FLOTUS talked about being drawn to President Obama because of his work in the community on issues like voter registration and the like, but she says when Barack told her he was thinking about entering the world of politics she was hesitant. Michelle said she saw the realm as a nasty game and initially didn’t want Barack to get wrapped up in it, but then she thought:
“This is the kind of man — person — we want in office and if I don’t support him, then I’m being really selfish. I’m just looking out for me.”
Michelle also relived that fateful first kiss between the pair that we love to hear about — and how Barack loves her chocolate kisses, which he confirmed in a Happy anniversary tweet this morning.
Check out the clips below. Don’t forget to tune in today!
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There’s one black woman out there who doesn’t totally hate Steve Harvey, and it’s none other than the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. The Associated Press dropped word that the veteran comedian who just debuted his talk show at the beginning of the month has been granted an interview with one of the most loved women in the world today.
Though we won’t see the episode until October 3, Mrs. O should be arriving at Steve’s studios shortly for what we’re sure will be a hilarious one-on-one segment. The funny man said he is honored to be able to have Michelle as a guest and I imagine the audience can hardly contain their excitement — not to mention the shows producers thinking about all the views this episode will win. As you know, the Obamas are going heavy on the talk show circuit right now with the election just a little over a month away so it’s only right Michelle Obama grace Steve’s couch as well. Right? Though we won’t see all the couple cuteness between the commander-in-chief and his wife that we saw on “The View” Tuesday, we’re pretty sure Michelle can hold her own. Plus, you gotta love the black on black support. Make sure you tune in next Wednesday!
Are you surprised Michelle Obama is doing Steve Harvey’s show? Will you tune in?
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It used to be folks in the African-American community would get excited just to see a black face on TV. While things have improved slightly, there still remains a dearth of positive black men on television. But now the airwaves have not one, but three African-American men on high-profile shows. Ex-106th & Park BET host Terrence J (Jenkins) has replaced Ryan Seacrest as co-host of E! News. Former NFL player Michael Strahan was selected as co-host of the popular syndicated morning show Live!, replacing Regis Philbin and sitting alongside Kelly Ripa. Lastly, there’s The Steve Harvey Show.
African Americans are the largest minority segment of the U.S. television-viewing population. So will these additions lure more black viewers to their respective networks?
Media critic Paul Porter, co-founder of Industry Ears, a nonprofit, non-partisan and independent organization focused on the impact media has on children and communities of color, isn’t optimistic.
“Black men as TV hosts is a strong positive,” he said. “Unfortunately many of these positive images don’t translate to the younger demographics where black male images consistently take a visual beating. Harvey’s, Terrence J’s and Strahan’s new positions are admirable. But unfortunately black America is tuned in for Love & Hip Hop.
“Since Harvey is the sole star it will take time to see if he can survive the test of time,” Porter added. “Strahan has been lucky enough to join a proven ratings winner. Terrence J on E! will be no ratings boost but a great career move for a young man who has talent,” said Porter.
In all likelihood, Harvey was hired because he already has a following, reaching millions of listeners to his radio program. But African Americans have strides to make. “There has only been one ‘Oprah,’” said Porter. “Blacks and daytime television are still a test market.”
Emmy- and NAACP Image Award-winning producer P. Frank Williams, who has produced shows for BET, TV One and other networks, predicts a rating increase. “I think Steve Harvey’s controversial and irreverent tone will be a ratings winner for NBC,” he said. “Same goes for Michael Strahan with Kelly Ripa. Strahan is charismatic and likable for people of all walks and races. Terrence Jenkins still has some proving to do since he has mainly honed his skills at BET Networks. Still, he has always appeared classy and smart. Plus, that nice job he did in Think Like a Man sure did boost his stock,” he speculated.
Usually a ratings jump is followed by increased advertising for networks and shows. Williams isn’t sure whether these new hosts will drive ad dollars, but money will ultimately do the talking. “Hopefully advertisers will see the light and realize how smart and attractive black men on TV means more money,” he said. “But we still live in a sometimes racially polarizing society where race matters more than talent to advertisers and, more importantly, to a lot of viewers in middle America,” says Williams.
Beyond ratings, Williams feels the additions will have a positive effect on the image of black men. “Anytime positive and smart black men represent on TV and film it’s a great thing for our little black boys and girls. We have plenty of chest pumping images of brothers grinding up against scantily clad women, so it’s refreshing and offers crucial balance. And for society in general, Steve Harvey, Michael Strahan and Terrence Jenkins are shining in more mainstream TV slots than we usually see,” he notes.
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