Steve (talk show)

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Steve on Watch
Steve 2017 Logo.png
GenreTalk show
Presented bySteve Harvey
Narrated by
  • Gary Owen (2017)
  • Steve Kamer (2018–19)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes310
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Steve Harvey
  • Shane Farley
  • Gerald Washington
  • Mark Shapiro
  • Mike Antinoro
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution (Seasons 1-2)
Facebook Watch (Current series)
Release
Original networkSyndication
(Seasons 1-2)
Facebook Watch
(2020-Present)
Original releaseSeptember 5, 2017 (2017-09-05) –
June 26, 2019 (2019-06-26) (Original series)
January 6, 2020 (2020-01-06) (Facebook Watch) - present
Chronology
Preceded bySteve Harvey
Steve
External links
Website

Steve on Watch is an American web television talk show hosted by comedian and television personality Steve Harvey which airs daily on the streaming platform Facebook Watch. It is the direct successor of Harvey's previous series, titled Steve.

Steve was a syndicated talk show that was hosted by Harvey. It premiered on September 5, 2017, as a successor to Harvey's Chicago-based Steve Harvey talk show produced by Endemol. The series was produced from Universal Studios in California in partnership with IMG and NBCUniversal Television Distribution, and was described as having a larger focus on celebrity guests and Harvey's comedy (as opposed to the previous series, which focused more on human interest topics).

In 2018, the show was dropped by NBCUniversal and its stations for the 2019–2020 television season, in favor of The Kelly Clarkson Show. As a result, Steve was cancelled, and aired its final episode on June 26, 2019. The first episode of Steve on Watch aired on Facebook Watch on January 6, 2020 as an original series.

History[edit]

Harvey's previous talk show, Steve Harvey, was produced by Endemol Shine North America in Chicago, and ran for five seasons. In November 2016, it was announced that the program would be cancelled after the 2016-17 season. Concurrently, it was announced that Harvey had entered into a partnership with IMG and his previous distributor, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, to produce a new talk show in Los Angeles with an ownership stake, more creative control, and a celebrity-oriented format.[1] The new series, Steve, originated from a new set at Stage 1 at Universal Studios in Universal City, California.[2]

Format[edit]

Harvey described the new show's format as being more akin to a late-night talk show and one of his competitors, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, with a monologue, audience games, and celebrity guests. Harvey lamented that it was harder to secure celebrity guests for his previous show in Chicago, explaining that "I designed that show around a great city and those great people. We flew people in, but we didn't have to. In five years, I never had a regular person cancel. I don't expect that to be the case out here. Famous people cancel."[2][3] Harvey stated that the new show would still feature human interest segments, but that he would be able to "interject a little bit more of my personality in terms of humor in a lot more areas".[3]

Steve[edit]

Steve
Steve 2017 Logo.png
GenreTalk show
Presented bySteve Harvey
Narrated by
  • Gary Owen (2017)
  • Steve Kamer (2018–19)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes310
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Steve Harvey
  • Shane Farley
  • Gerald Washington
  • Mark Shapiro
  • Mike Antinoro
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkSyndication
Original releaseSeptember 5, 2017 (2017-09-05) –
June 26, 2019 (2019-06-26)
Chronology
Preceded bySteve Harvey
External links
Website

Production[edit]

Steve tapped Shane Farley as the executive producer, alongside Gerald Washington, Mark Shapiro, and Mike Antinoro.[4] To accommodate the new series, Family Feud and Harvey's syndicated radio morning show were re-located from Atlanta to Los Angeles (the primetime Celebrity Family Feud had already been filmed in Los Angeles ahead of the move of the main, syndicated series).[5][6] The show premiered on September 5, 2017,[7] with guests Chelsea Handler, Marlon Wayans, and James Arthur.[8]

Steve was picked up in 90% of the U.S., including most of the NBC Owned Television Stations group (where it inherited the previous program's timeslots as a lead-in to The Ellen DeGeneres Show).[9] In January 2018, the show was renewed for a second and final season (seventh overall) that premiered on September 4.[4][10]

Cancellation[edit]

On September 19, 2018, it was announced that NBC Owned Television Stations had picked up The Kelly Clarkson Show—which is produced and distributed by NBCUniversal, to replace Steve on its stations for the 2019–20 television season. Insiders reported that IMG had been shopping the series to a new distributor or outlet.[11][9]

In January 2019, Harvey stated that he was caught off-guard by the news, arguing that he "thought it would have been nice of [NBC]" to inform that he was being replaced by Kelly Clarkson. Harvey noted that, across both shows, he had hosted daytime talk shows for seven consecutive seasons, despite volatility in daytime television due to other options such as streaming.[12] In May 2019, Steve was officially cancelled, and its final episode aired on June 26.[13][14][15]

Steve on Watch[edit]

Steve on Watch
Steve 2017 Logo.png
GenreWeb television talk show
Presented bySteve Harvey
Narrated by
  • Gary Owen (2017)
  • Steve Kamer (2018–19)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Steve Harvey
  • Shane Farley
  • Gerald Washington
  • Mark Shapiro
  • Mike Antinoro
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)Facebook Watch
DistributorFacebook Watch
Release
Original networkFacebook Watch
Original releaseJanuary 6, 2020 (2020-01-06)
Chronology
Preceded bySteve Harvey
Steve
External links
Website

Facebook Watch[edit]

It was later announced in December 2019 that Harvey and Endeavor Content had signed a deal with Facebook Watch to produce a continuation of the show as a web series, Steve on Watch, with an initial 10-week run beginning January 6, 2020. The new program is filmed at the Tyler Perry Studios in Steve Harvey's hometown Atlanta.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 11, 2016). "Steve Harvey To End Daytime Talk Show, Launch New One With IMG & NBCU". Deadline Hollywood. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Roberts, Kimberly C. "Steve Harvey returns to daytime with new look, new vibe". Philadelphia Tribune. Philadelphia: Tronc. ISSN 0746-956X. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Cohn, Paulette (September 5, 2017). "Steve Harvey on Bringing Late Night to Daytime With His New Talk Show Steve". Parade. United States: Athlon Media Group. OCLC 1772138. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Holloway, Daniel (April 24, 2017). "Steve Harvey's New Daytime Show Lands Exec Producer, Premiere Date". Variety. Los Angeles: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Ho, Rodney (June 15, 2017). "'Family Feud' moving production from Atlanta to Los Angeles". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Dunwoody, Georgia: Cox Enterprises. ISSN 1539-7459. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  6. ^ Ho, Rodney (April 24, 2017). "Steve Harvey moving radio show from Atlanta to Los Angeles". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Dunwoody, Georgia: Cox Enterprises. ISSN 1539-7459. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  7. ^ Pedersen, Erik (September 1, 2017). "Fall Premiere Dates For New & Returning Series: 2017 Edition". Deadline Hollywood. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  8. ^ Swartz, Tracy (September 1, 2017). "Chelsea Handler, Marlon Wayans to appear on premiere of Steve Harvey's new talk show". Chicago Tribune. Chicago: Tribune Publishing. ISSN 1085-6706. OCLC 60639020. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  9. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (September 19, 2018). "Kelly Clarkson Syndicated Talk Show Set For Fall 2019 Launch On NBC Stations, Replaces Steve Harvey Talker". Deadline. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  10. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (January 19, 2018). "Steve Harvey's Daytime Talk Show Renewed for Season 2". Variety. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  11. ^ "Kelly Clarkson Daytime Talk Show to Debut on NBC Stations in Fall 2019". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  12. ^ Spangler, Todd (January 9, 2019). "Steve Harvey on the Fate of His Daytime Talk Show as NBCU Deal Ends". Variety. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  13. ^ Roots, Kimberly (May 10, 2019). "Steve Harvey's Talk Show Cancelled". TVLine. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  14. ^ "Steve Harvey's Talk Show Is Officially Done at NBC". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  15. ^ Keegan, Kayla (June 26, 2019). "Steve Harvey Shared an Emotional Last Message in the Final Minutes of His Talk Show". Good Housekeeping. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  16. ^ Schneider, Michael (December 10, 2019). "Steve Harvey Revives His Daytime Talk Show For Facebook Watch (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved December 28, 2019.

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