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Shalev Named Exec Producer of ‘Nate Berkus Show’

Terry Murphy will be co-executive producer of Harpo Studios/Sony TV syndicated series

Zev Shalev has been named executive producer of syndicated series "The Nate Berkus Show," a production of Harpo Studios and Sony Pictures Television.

Also, Terry Murphy has been brought on as co-executive producer of the show, which is expected to premiere this fall.

The show will be based in New York and shot in high definition.

"We’re delighted about the appointment of these creative and well-respected executives to lead ‘The Nate Berkus Show’ team," Valerie Schaer, Harpo Studios’ executive VP of creative development, said in a statement. "Zev and Terry’s ideas, energy and enthusiasm will make ‘The Nate Berkus Show’ must-see television for viewers who want to transform their lives."

"I’m incredibly excited about the opportunity to lead the launch of ‘The Nate Berkus Show,’" Shalev said in a statement. "Viewers trust Nate to bring positive change to their lives, and they feel a deep connection to him through everything he has shared in his appearances on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ over the years."

Shalev, formerly executive producer of CBS’ "The Early Show," most recently founded NewsTsar, a content project company that marries news with social media tools. During his tenure, "Early" received its first Emmy nomination for outstanding morning show and was the only morning broadcast to show ratings growth for the 2008-09 season.

Murphy most recently was a team leader for CNBC’s "the Business of Innovation" and "Collaboration Now." Before that, she was an executive producer on CNBC’s "The Big Idea With Donny Deutsch." She also was an executive producer on "Queen Latifah" and "The Gordon Elliott Show" and a producer for "Sally Jesse Raphael."

Berkus’s first-run syndicated series will be a daily, multi-topic show that presents a broad range of subjects and guests based on lifestyle, entertainment and personal transformation.

It’s the second series partnership for  Harpo and SPT following "The Dr. Oz Show," which launched in September 2009 as the highest-rated first-run syndication premiere in seven years.