via press release:
“STEVE HARVEY” SOLD IN MORE THAN 70% OF THE U.S. FOR ITS FALL 2012 DEBUT
New, One-Hour Syndicated Talk Show Now Sold in 40 of the Top 50 Markets
New York, NY—November 16, 2011 — NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution has sold “Steve Harvey” in more than 70% of the U.S., including in 40 of the top 50 markets, for its debut in national broadcast syndication next Fall 2012, it was announced today by Barry Wallach, President, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.
The new one-hour talk show, produced by Endemol USA and hosted by TV personality, comedian, radio show host and best-selling author, Steve Harvey, has already been sold in the nation’s top markets to station groups including NBC Owned Television Stations, Fox Television Stations, CBS Television Stations, Hearst Television, Cox Communications, Capitol Communications Company, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Local TV and Lin Television. New station groups added over the past week include Gannett, Gray, Post Newsweek, Weigel, Young and more.
“’Steve Harvey’ is the most versatile show to come to daytime syndication in a long time and the response that we have received in the marketplace in the past several weeks has been phenomenal,” said Wallach. “This new talk show has a unique appeal in daytime as Steve’s comedic approach to a wide array of relatable topics attracts a broad audience and allows all affiliates to benefit from his popularity.”
In his new daytime talk show, Steve Harvey will bring his fresh, insightful and common sense approach to life’s funny moments that we all experience. Each weekday, Steve will cover a vast range of relatable topics such as marriage, dating, parenting, workplace, friendship and the daily dramas we face throughout our lives.
“Steve Harvey” is produced by Endemol USA with Harvey and Rushion McDonald serving as executive producers. The show is distributed in broadcast syndication by NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution.
About Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey is a media conglomerate personified in a man whose career began doing stand-up comedy in the mid-1980s. His success led to a long stint as host of It’s Showtime at the Apollo and then to multiple TV shows and movies. Currently, Harvey’s serves as host of the long-running and highly rated syndicated game show, Family Feud and is host of the #1 rated nationally syndicated radio show, Steve Harvey Morning Show, which attracts approximately 7 million listeners each week. His first bookAct 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 April 2012, a movie based on this best-selling book will be released nationwide starring Taraji P. Hensen and Kevin Hart. In December 2010, HarperCollins released Harvey’s 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. Long dedicated to philanthropy, Steve Harvey believes that “dreaming is more important than anything.” Advocating for the education, health and welfare of men, women and children worldwide, The Steve Harvey Foundation creates and supports programs, events and organizations including the Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men, Disney Dreamers Academy, The Steve Harvey Foundation Gala, The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, the Hoodie Awards, Steve Harvey Big Turkey Give and more. Harvey continues his unending pursuit to further uplifting, educational opportunities with youth through the Steve Harvey Foundation. For more information, log onto www.steveharvey.com.
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 of Endemol North America. The company produces the hit shows “Wipeout,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “Fear Factor” “Deal or No Deal,” and “Big Brother.” 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 subsidiaries and joint ventures in 26 countries, including the major European markets, the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. Endemol is owned by a consortium consisting of Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Mediaset Group and Cyrte Group. For more information, please visit http://www.endemolusa.tv. Endemol is a privately held company.
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 show “Steve Harvey” debuting in Fall 2012. Current off-network programming includes “30 Rock,” “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 the upcoming series “Smash.”