Steve Harvey is ending one talk show to start another.
“The Steve Harvey Show,” which has been on the air for five seasons, will conclude this season, with the talk show host to launch a new series in Fall 2017, which he is producing with IMG.
NBCUniversal Domestic Television, which syndicated “Steve Harvey,” will distribute, with the hope that the new show will be picked up by many of the same stations that carried the last.
The new show is expected to be much like “The Steve Harvey Show,” which IMG replacing Endemol Shine North America as the producer. The shift to IMG is expected to give Harvey, who is repped by WME, more control over the creative direction of the show.
Another big change is the current show is based in Chicago, while the new one will be based in Los Angeles and is expected to draw more celebrity guests.
Harvey also currently has several other TV hosting gigs to juggle in addition to his daytime gig: “Little Big Shots” at NBC, a franchise recently expanded to include a spinoff which Harvey is also expected to host; “Celebrity Family Feud” on ABC, which films in Atlanta; and the upcoming ABC reality competition series “Funderdome.”