Veteran comedian Steve Harvey’s syndicated daytime talk show, aptly titled “Steve,” is coming back for a second season — and that’s no mistake.
“Steve” was renewed by NBCUniversal Domestic TV on Friday, extending the show through 2018-19. It’ll air on 90 percent of NBC stations, along with Sinclair and Hearst channels.
The show is produced by Harvey, Shane Farley, and IMG and filmed in Los Angeles. It debuted last September, following the five-year run of “Steve Harvey,” a similar program based in Chicago and syndicated by Endemol.
“It has always been a dream of mine to spend more time on the 405,” joked Harvey in a statement. “Another dream of mine has been to bring laughs to daytime television. Here’s to killing two birds with one stone with a season two renewal.”
The 2.0 version of Harvey’s daytime run has relied more on celebrity interviews and comedy routines than its predecessor. It pulled in a healthy 1.4 National Household rating during November sweeps week. “Steve” has also been strong with the 25-54 female demo, coming in second in Los Angeles and New York during its 2 p.m. slot.
“We are so proud of all of the hard work Steve and our staff bring every day to deliver a series different than anything else on daytime television,” said Farley in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to set ourselves apart in season two.”