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Steve Harvey’s fall talk show set in Chicago, not Atlanta

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Actor, comic, author and radio personality Steve Harvey set roots in Atlanta a few years ago.

He now operates a Buckhead studio for his syndicated radio show (heard locally on Majic 107.5/97.5 and more than 60 markets nationally) and last year added a green screen studio for commercial use. In 2011, as the host, he convinced the producers of “Family Feud” to move operations from Orlando to Atlanta.

But his new syndicated TV talk show, produced by Endemol USA (”Wipeout,” “Fear Factor,” “Big Brother”), is set to debut this fall in Chicago, not Atlanta. He will tape at NBC affiliate WMAQ-Channel 5 in Chicago. This can’t be a coincidence since NBCUniversal distributes his show.

Harvey’s publicist sent out this quote:

“Chicago has proven to be a great talk show town. I started my radio career in Chicago, and I thought it only appropriate to start my talk show career in Chicago as well. I’m not afraid of hard work, because I will continue to host Family Feud and my syndicated morning radio show.” – Steve Harvey

Harvey’s show, according to a press release, will focus on “relationship themes,” including romance, marriage, parenting, friendship and the workplace. This makes sense since it’s a major topic on his radio show and his two-best-selling books, as well as an upcoming film based on his first relationship book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,” set to debut April 20.

Given how much of a time commitment a syndicated talk show takes, this means he won’t be spending nearly as much time in Atlanta as he has been.

“Family Feud” will be taped in Atlanta from April through July, according to Harvey’s publicist. He will then start production of the talk show in Chicago in August with a debut date of Sept. 10.

Chicago has been home to several talk shows over the years in the past, including “The Jerry Springer Show” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”  OWN’s struggling Rosie O’Donnell talk show tapes there but there are rumors she may uproot to New York.

Atlanta has hosted one major talk show in the recent past: “The Mo’Nique Show” for two seasons on BET until last year.

Fox 5 will be picking up his show this fall.

He has already decided to scale back his stand-up commitments.

The executive producer Alex Duda served as executive producer for “The Tyra Banks Show,” which ended its five-year run in 2010. He currently executive produces Style Network’s “Jerseylicious” and its spinoff “Glam Fairy.”

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

21 comments Add your comment

A person SMART enough to know......

March 12th, 2012
5:25 pm

It will last 3 months at most.

Loette D Johnson

March 12th, 2012
5:38 pm

I think it will do very well he’s been through three marriages and this last one is going to last because he has learned from the past two I for one will be watching ………Team Harvey!!!!!!

A person SMART enough to know......

March 12th, 2012
5:42 pm

So he is on a 3rd marriage and back to working 3 jobs in 2 different states and you think his 3rd marriage will work? It might because she will hire a cute pool boy and spend all his money while he is away.

Pat Smith

March 12th, 2012
5:42 pm

Steve is no stranger to Chicago. He’s a former host of one of Chicago’s most famous radio stations. he use to get his hair cut in the Loop. Although Chicago needs Steve right now, hopefully he’ll understand that it’s still Bernie Mac’s city.

Justin

March 12th, 2012
7:19 pm

A person SMART enough to know……

March 12th, 2012
5:42 pm

The definition of hate = A person SMART enough to know……

Speaking of TV

March 12th, 2012
7:45 pm

Since all these celebritites moved to Atlanta, the city has spiraled down. Steve and Marjorie have been at practically every event, all over ATL. Enuf already. Sometimes you can’t believe everything you see–or, what people present to you.

Rick James

March 12th, 2012
8:30 pm

@A person SMART enough to know…..

So he is on a 3rd marriage and back to working 3 jobs in 2 different states and you think his 3rd marriage will work? It might because she will hire a cute pool boy and spend all his money while he is away.
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I thought you limited your midless dribble to sports blogs…You’re such an ignorant,unhappy and envious human being.At 5:42 pm most productive people are stuck in traffic or working.Not sitting home on a computer or stealing time at work.

A person SMART enough to know......

March 12th, 2012
8:34 pm

Why JUSTIN? I don’t think his show will last that ain’t hate. Do you really think the ladies will watch him over another woman?
He could need relationship help if he has been married that much. if he is working that much he could well be divorced again too. Women need attention and him giving it to the TV show AGAIN he cause problems Again.

A person SMART enough to know......

March 12th, 2012
8:37 pm

Pricked James that depends on the type of work you do and where it can be done from. Why don’t you just comment on the Article. TALK Shows fail way more than they succeed.

Angela

March 12th, 2012
8:40 pm

How in the world will he be able to work three jobs? He’ll have to let something go.

A person SMART enough to know......

March 12th, 2012
8:45 pm

james shouldn’t you be reading about the Housewives and commenting?

Darian Hall

March 12th, 2012
9:52 pm

People get a life. To criticize a black man because he’s working and doing the right thing, for real. You got to be kidding me. We are so quick to judge. Wow. Dissappointment. Disappointment.

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DCstan

March 13th, 2012
5:53 am

A person Smart is obviously a whte person who can’t stand sucess from a Black man, is same negativity my President suffers from. People are blaming him now for the high gas prices, how stupid is that?

Disgusted

March 13th, 2012
6:20 am

Steve Harvey is not a Man I would take relationship advice from. He blindsided his ex-wife Mary and because of his ever growing Fame and popularity was able to deflect her cries of foul when he short changed her in their divorce after many many years together.

Some of us see you for who you really are Steve and at the end of the day you know who you (were) too.

LADY D

March 13th, 2012
9:34 am

I agree with disgusted, I hope he don’t mumble like he does on his morning show and you cannot understand a word he is saying, he only talk with the people in the studio.

Chuck Diesel

March 13th, 2012
10:22 am

@Angela you ask “How in the world will he be able to work three jobs?” Keep this in mind, unlike most people who work more than one job, Steve has enough dinero that he doesn’t have to work all three at once. Family Feud will be taped from April until July. The talk show will be taped beginning in August & it is unlikely that he will be taping year round. So he can do it.

Mspegged

March 13th, 2012
10:46 am

We all have a past a present and a future. The same people we pass going up are the same ones we see on the way down. Steve is gettig his blessing from above. He is a busy man and a good woman will go with him and represent. Lonlieness comes with his craft so she will have to be there spritually, emotionally and most of all physically. Black men need love and they have a lot of love to give. God Bless Steve and may he continue to SOAR!

A person SMART enough to know......

March 13th, 2012
11:07 am

DCstan…you are Black and see anything you don’t agree with as racists and that just isn’t the case.

Jeanette

March 16th, 2012
12:29 pm

I for one will NEVER listen to Steve Harvey’s talk show in Chicago, when he is on radio here,(in Chicago) We have to listen because the Pace Paratransit Drivers have his show on when we are going to the Doctor’s office or shopping, he is LOUD ,RUDE,
AND VERY VULGAR, HE NEEDS TO STICK 2 STAND UP COMEDY, and grow his Hair back, 2 me his BALD HEAD IS VERY UNATTRACTIVE ,JUST LIKE HOSEA SANDERS ON CHANEL 7 NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!