Good news for “Original Kings of Comedy” funnyman Steve Harvey. His daytime talk show has been renewed through 2016.
NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution has solidified its agreement with Harvey’s show, which is confirmed for more than 65% of the U.S.
The 56-year-old comic’s daytime talk show was a breakout hit in its first season, beating out fellow freshman talk show “Katie” hosted by Katie Couric. The show was the number one debut series for the 2012-2013 season and was at the top of the demographic categories with women 18-49 and women 25-54 nationally.
Harvey’s show, airing on NBC stations, saw significant increases in timeslot percentages nationwide and also offered a ratings boost as the lead-in to “Ellen” hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.
The New York Times bestselling author received a 2013 People’s Choice Award as Favorite New Daytime Show Host.
In addition to his talk show, Harvey continues to also host the game show “Family Feud,” his daily syndicated radio morning show and the annual BET special, “Celebration of Gospel.”