Steve Harvey’s Talk Show Wins Second-Season Renewal

Steve Harvey (Photo: NBC)

Steve Harvey’s afternoon talk show has earned a second season.

NBC’s syndication unit made the announcement Thursday. Harvey’s show — titled simply “Steve Harvey” — premiered in September on afternoon timeslots on local stations, many of them NBC affiliates.

The multifaceted entertainer was just named Favorite New Talk Show Host on “The People’s Choice Awards” earlier this week.

In making the announcement, NBC said the “Harvey” show will be getting some improved time slots in some markets — as strong a sign as any that local stations, and audiences, have embraced his show.

Harvey, 55, is a talk-show host, comedian, sitcom star, author and radio personality. His show was one of several that entered the daytime talk fray in September, with Katie Couric’s “Katie” leading the pack of afternoon newcomers.

As the highest-rated of the new daytime talk shows, Couric’s show will be back for a second season too. There’s been no word yet on whether the freshman talk shows hosted by “Survivor” host Jeff Probst and former talk-show host Ricki Lake will make it to their second seasons, however.

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