via press release:
UP ACQUIRES PRIOR SEASONS OF HIT SHOW
“Steve Harvey” Premieres on UP with Marathon on Saturday, January 4
ATLANTA – December 10, 2013 – UP, America’s favorite channel for uplifting entertainment, announced today that it has acquired prior seasons of the hit daytime show “Steve Harvey” from NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution. The show will premiere on UP on Saturday, January 4 with a marathon of episodes from the show’s premiere season before settling into its regular weeknight time slot on Monday, January 6.
UP’s “Steve Harvey” acquisition includes exclusive cable rights to both seasons of the ongoing series. UP’s “Steve Harvey” marathon will begin at 3 p.m. EST on Saturday, January 4 and the series will then air on weeknights at 10 p.m. and 1 a.m., and the show will also air on Saturdays.
Leslie Glenn Chesloff, UP’s executive vice president, programming, said, “The acquisition of ‘Steve Harvey’ brings a fresh, relevant and widely popular series to the network. Steve Harvey is a phenomenal and uplifting brand that aligns perfectly with our network’s mission. The ‘Steve Harvey’ daytime show engages a diverse audience with discussions of relevant topics that affect everyone’s lives. The show is a great, new addition to our line-up.”
“Steve Harvey” is a hit daytime show hosted by TV personality, comedian, radio show host and best-selling author, Steve Harvey. Each weekday, Harvey talks to real people with real issues and brings his funny, fresh, insightful and common sense approach to everyday problems. Drawing from his varied life experiences, Harvey entertains, informs and inspires, while covering a vast range of relatable topics such as marriage, dating, finance, parenting, work place issues, friendship and the daily dramas people face throughout their lives, all with his unique comedic spin.
The show is produced by Endemol USA with Alex Duda, Steve Harvey and Rushion McDonald serving as executive producers. “Steve Harvey” is produced at WMAQ/NBC 5 studios in Chicago.
About Steve Harvey
In addition to hosting “Steve Harvey,” Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) also serves as the host of the long-running syndicated game show, “Family Feud“ and is the host of the #1 rated nationally syndicated radio show, “Steve Harvey Morning Show,” which attracts approximately seven 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 more than two 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 Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, starring Taraji P. Hensen and Kevin Hart, debuted April 20, 2012 as the #1 movie in America for two weeks in a row. Think Like A Man Too is scheduled to debut in Spring 2014.
About NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution
The NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution division is responsible for the sales and distribution of NBCUniversal product to broadcast television within the United States. 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,” “Maury,” “Steve Harvey,” “The Jerry Springer Show,” “The Steve Wilkos Show,” “Trisha Goddard,” “On The Money,” as well as “The Meredith Vieira Show” debuting in fall 2014. Current off-network programming includes “30 Rock,” “House,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Monk” and “The Office.”
UP, America’s favorite network for uplifting entertainment is a 24-hour television network that provides high-quality, diverse, family-friendly programming, including original and premiere movies, theatricals, drama and comedy series, music and holiday specials. UP can be seen in more than 65 million homes in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) on cable systems including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Charter and Cox Communications as well as DIRECTV (Channel 338), DISH Network (Channel 188) and Verizon FIOS (Channel 224). As part of its mission to entertain and uplift, the network’s pro-social initiative “Uplift Someone” reminds and inspires people to do simple acts of kindness. UP is also a service provider to its sister network ASPiRE. Based in Atlanta, UP is a division of UP Entertainment, LLC, which also offers gMovies, the first faith-friendly streaming movie service. Follow UP on the Web at www.UPtv.com, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UPtv, Twitter on @UPtv and Instagram at UP_TV.