Steve Harvey Set to Relaunch Daytime Talk Show on Facebook

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Steve Harvey is returning to the talk show game — on Facebook Watch.

The comedian and TV host will launch a revamped version of his daytime talk show on the social media platform next month, with the new series titled Steve on Watch.

The show is a continuation of Steve, the comedian’s canceled talker that ended its run in June 2019.

“Reaching my audience anywhere and everywhere they are has always been the goal,” Harvey said in a statement Tuesday to Variety. “Facebook Watch viewers are the most energetic, engaged community, and so are my amazing fans. Getting all those people to directly engage on a platform like this is the perfect evolution of the show.”

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Harvey taped the first round of new episodes in Atlanta at Tyler Perry Studios.

Steve on Watch will launch Jan. 6 for an initial 10-week run, with multiple segments debuting each week. The show will feature Harvey offering advice on issues affecting his audience, along with celebrity interviews.

The series is owned by Harvey and Endeavor Content. It will be produced by Endeavor’s unscripted and branded content arm, Film 45, along with Harvey’s company East 112. Ianthe Jones is executive producing.

Harvey’s daytime strip first launched in 2012. It was originally titled Steve Harvey and produced in Chicago. The series aired for five seasons in Illinois before it was re-branded and moved to California.

Harvey relocated to Los Angeles in 2017, changed the name to Steve, and shifted the format to focus more on celebrity guests. He also changed production partners from Endemol Shine North America to IMG Original Content.

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In 2017, the show counted the NBC-owned stations as its flagship station group. But NBC dropped the talker heading into the 2019-20 season, and gave its timeslot to The Kelly Clarkson Show, which was just renewed for a second season.

Once NBC said it was dropping Steve, the show was shopped to other station groups and cable outlets, before finally landing at Facebook Watch.