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Screenshot: Steve Harvey Doesn’t Want To Host Little Big Shots Anymore

Now that he’s discovered he simultaneously doesn’t want to host Family Feud any more and will unfortunately be hosting Family Feud forever, Steve Harvey is attempting to broaden his horizons with a kid-centric talent show that is guaranteed to crush his soul in a new and different way. Little Big Shots, which recently concluded its second season, is a show produced by Steve Harvey and Ellen DeGeneres in which a revolving door of talented youngsters provide Harvey with a series of crippling existential crises. At least, that’s what the latest Vic Berger Presents video from Super Deluxe would have you believe.

The video starts off innocently enough with our confounded host coming to grips with the existence of a pet duck. But soon, after being straight-up roasted by a knee-high Shakespearean scholar, Harvey begins a downward spiral into spiritual ennui as his inner monologue repeats mantras like “Life has no purpose” and the now classic catchphrase “I don’t wanna host this show no more.” As per usual, Berger is fantastic at finding and highlighting those small moments where the emptiness behind his subject’s eyes is so glaringly apparent. And while we could stand to watch 50 more of these amazing edits, the humane thing to do at this point is to please, for the love of God, let Steve Harvey retire and escape this living hell of his own design.


Steve Harvey Fires Entire Chicago Crew Before Move to LA: Report

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*Steve Harvey is reportedly laying off his Chicago staff after five years together, and hiring a new crew for his L.A. based show that launches in September.

Radar Online reports that Harvey’s new show is simply titled “Steve,” and he “hurt” a lot of people who have worked for him for years when he didn’t offer them jobs at the new gig.

Many current staffers were willing to make the move with Harvey, but according to an insider, they won’t get that chance.

“He didn’t offer interviews to many people who have been with him since beginning, and hurt lots of people who would move on their own to LA to be part of the new show,” one staffer told Radar. “Steve never even addressed the staff about it. He never said a word about them all losing their jobs. These are die-hard loyal staff members.”

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Harvey, who also serves as host of the NEW “Showtime at the Apollo”series on FOX, didn’t even have the courage to deliver the bad news to his staff himself — he made one of his underlings do it, the insider claimed.

“The staff were told by the Executive Producer, not Steve,” the insider said. “The EP said that Steve would talk to them and then he never did. Not even an email saying ‘thanks for what you do’, or ‘good luck.’”

Other insiders say Harvey grew tired of his daily commutes from Chicago to Hollywood to host other shows like “Little Big Shots.”

“Steve likes the weather better in LA,” a source said.

“As I embark on this new adventure, I’m excited to explore everything Los Angeles has to offer for this new show,” Harvey says in the release. “STEVE is going to be different than my current daytime show. The new location will allow me to welcome more celebrity guests and more importantly, let me do what I enjoy doing best, being funny!”

Will you be tuning in to Steve’s new show when it launches later this year?

Steve Harvey is saying goodbye to his show, and with that, to his entire staff!

As has learned, the star just filmed the final episode of his syndicated daytime talk show, Steve, and has already moved on – not returning any of his former staff’s calls or emails.

“Steve is the King of being not grateful. He filmed his last show on Thursday and by Friday he had already moved on,” a source told Straight Shuter.

In his podcast, “Straight Shuter: Naughty But Nice,” Rob Shuter spills details about Harvey’s unfriendly show exit.

“Steve didn’t know many of his staff’s names, so he didn’t have many to forget,” said the insider. “The few staff who have his email and contact number have already been deleted and the one or two farewell notes he received were not returned.”

Radar readers know Harvey’s show was canceled because he was too cheap to hire any real talent! Now, Kelly Clarkson is taking over his time slot.

“After a show gets cancelled its usual for the host to take the crew and producers out to say thank you and goodbye. However, with Steve it’s out-of-site, out-of-mind. He will be blaming them for getting bumped,” said the source.

As if that wasn’t enough NBC is quickly replacing Harvey, 62, with Melissa McCarthy as host of Little Big Shots!

Steve Harvey Mercilessly Fires His Entire Chicago Team As He Gets Ready For New Los Angeles Show!

Before his move to Los Angeles, Steve Harvey has decided to fire all of his Chicago staffers. After five years of working together, he is just going to replace his old team with a brand new one!

As fans may already know, Harvey is wrapping up his Chicago-based show and starting another one in L.A. simply called ‘Steve.’

Apparently, many of the people working for him were excited for the move too, but according to a source, Harvey does not intend to take any of them with!

“Steve never even addressed the staff about it. He never said a word about them all losing their jobs. These are die-hard loyal staff members,” the source explained, adding that the comedian made someone else deliver the blow later on!

“The staff were told by the Executive Producer, not Steve,” the insider said.

The EP allegedly informed the employees that Harvey would explain more in depth personally, but in the end, he did not even send them one email!

Besides, other insiders claimed that Harvey, who commutes from Chicago to Hollywood to host other shows was sick of the travel. He enjoys the warm weather of Los Angeles more anyway.

NBC has recently released an official statement about the host’s change of scenery and promised the new show is going to have an entirely new format; full of what he does best – comedy.

The insider claimed the staffers are not amused at all, however!

“The only contact the staff has heard about the show moving to L.A. with Steve was an email sent at the beginning of the year that basically said not to stop him in the office, that he was too busy to talk.”


Do you think Steve should have taken his loyal team with him to Los Angeles?

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Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey is the host of the Steve Harvey Morning Show radio program, and the popular TV shows Family Feud and Celebrity Family Feud, The Steve Harvey Show, family favorite Little Big Shots, and the new competition reality program Funderdome. His popularity continues to grow to global proportions, bolstered by his new role as host of the Miss Universe Pageant. Harvey is currently one of the most powerful voices in media, touting a career spanning nearly 30 years as a top stand-up comedian, actor, award winning TV personality and talk show host, best-selling author, entrepreneur, and humanitarian.

Harvey began his entertainment career in comedy, working the stand-up circuit. His popularity as a comedian enabled him to make his mark in television and film, first as host of It’s Showtime at the Apollo. He went on to star in several popular shows, including The Steve Harvey Show. Harvey then expanded his reach into radio, as host of the nationally syndicated, The Steve Harvey Morning Show. He is also the author of multiple New York Times best-selling titles. His first book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think… inspired the 2012 box office topping movie, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. His newest book Jump is set to release on December 5, 2016.

Harvey’s list of accolades includes several NAACP Image Awards, a People’s Choice Award, induction into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He also won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host for The Steve Harvey Show in 2014 and 2015, as well as Outstanding Game Show Host for Family Feud in 2014. Harvey most recently received a Primetime Emmy Nomination for Little Big Shots, as Outstanding Host for A Reality or Reality-Competition Program.

Harvey is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and a proud parent with wife Marjorie to seven children. Harvey hopes to use his platform to motivate others to pursue their dreams, and serve as an example of the power of faith and hard work.

ABC Ronny Marshall Hallin, center, with her sister and brother, Penny Marshall and Gary Marshall, niece, Tracy Reiner and nephew Scott Marshall at a taping of Celebrity Family Feud in 2015.

Fans of Celebrity Family Feud are going to have to wait a little longer for their favorite reality game show competition to return to television.

Celebrity Family Feud will not air tonight on television.

When the show returns for a June 30 episode, it will pit The Chainsmokers against 5 Seconds of Summer, and Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker (of “Empire”) against Eric Winter and Roselyn Sanchez (from ABC’s “Grand Hotel”). The episode will air Sunday, June 30, on ABC from 8-9pm ET.

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Celebrity Family Feud is now in its sixth season, and is hosted by comedian, actor, and Emmy Award winner Steve Harvey. On the show, celebrities and their families and friends team up against another team of celebrities to name the most popular responses to survey-type questions asked to 100 people. What do they win if they leave the competition victorious? Money to a charity of their choice.

When The Chainsmokers takes the stage on June 30, fans will see Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, along with Matt McGuire, their drummer, Rory Kramer, their videographer, and Craig Giambroke, another videographer. They will face off against 5 Seconds of Summer, Ashton Fletcher Irwin, Luke Robert Hemmings, Michael Gordon Clifford, Calum Thomas Hood, and Andrew Watt, who will be playing for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Team Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker, who will be playing for The Kodjoe Family Foundation, will include Patrick Kodjoe, Boris’ brother, Nicole Kodjoe, his sister in law, and Susan Parker, Nicole’s mother. They will face off against Eric Winter, Roselyn Sanchez, April Monee Hauducoeur, Eric’s cousin, Gwen Winter, Eric’s mother, and Nino Alicea, Roselyn’s cousin.

In 2015, ABC premiered Celebrity Family Feud. Hosted by Steve Harvey, this installment marked the first time that a version of the series had aired on ABC since the original version took place in June 1985.

In August 2016, Celebrity Family Feud was renewed for a fourth season, and one year later, it was renewed for a fifth season.

In a 2016 interview with TV Insider, Harvey was interviewed about his role on the reality game show. Asked how he approaches CFF differently than the syndicated version, he responded, “You’ve got to be careful because you’re dealing with some pretty big egos when talking to celebrities. Celebrities really have a problem coming across as normal people, especially when they get something wrong. A lot of the questions on Family Feud are such regular-person questions, and a lot of celebrities are so out of touch. They’ve got people who do their hair and go grocery shopping for them, so they don’t know how much a damn gallon of milk is! I’m supposed to coddle them, but I don’t really know how to do that, so it makes it even funnier.”

Be sure to tune into a new episode of Celebrity Family Feud airing Sunday, June 30, on ABC from 8-9pm ET.

TORONTO — Gerry Dee remembers watching “Family Feud” as a kid, wishing he could test his wits in the intense Fast Money bonus round, in which a contestant answers rapid-fire survey questions with the risk of blurting out something odd on national TV.

“We’ve all wondered what it would be like to be on it,” said the Toronto standup comedian and co-creator/star of the former CBC series “Mr. D.”

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“And now Canadian families can be on it — and that’s something we’ve never been able to do.”

More than 40 years after the beloved American TV game show’s premiere comes the new homegrown version “Family Feud Canada,” debuting Monday on the CBC with Dee as host.

“It’s a pinch-me-type moment every time,” Dee said in a recent on-set interview at the downtown CBC Toronto building.

“I’m like, ‘Wow, who would’ve thought — at 13 watching Richard Dawson kiss everybody — that I’d be up here.'”

Dawson was the original host of the Emmy Award-winning U.S. version and was known to kiss the female contestants.

Dee jested he will not be doing that on the Canadian instalment. He plans to put his own spin on the hosting role, although he and the show can’t stray from the time-honoured, comical format.

“Family Feud Canada” looks and plays out like the American version, with a virtually identical structure and blue-hued, flashy set. There’s also the familiar big band-style theme song and soul-crushing buzzer that sounds when an answer is wrong.

Two groups of families compete to guess the most popular answers to survey questions from a sample of Canadians in front of a studio audience.

Dee has never hosted a game show before, but he has the standup and improv background needed for the spontaneous atmosphere, in which contestants sometimes give bizarre responses.

“That’s my favourite part,” Dee said. “I want bad answers, I want funny answers I can play with it.”

American “Family Feud” host Steve Harvey is a master at playing with contestants’ off-the-wall responses, resulting in moments that sometimes go viral on social media.

Dee said Harvey’s brilliance on the U.S. version poses a challenge for him, as he’ll always be compared to his performance.

“I’ll never be Steve Harvey and that’s fine,” Dee said. “I’ll just be Gerry Dee.

“This is new to me, too, so I’m learning as I go. But it is a lot of fun. I think people are going to really enjoy it, because it’s not really as much about the game as it is about the comedy and eventually the families I banter with.”

The families are vying for a $10,000 prize each night. Families can stay on for up to three episodes in a row if they win, for a chance at a total of $30,000.

“I don’t even know if (the prize money) is as huge a priority for them as being on the show and having fun,” Dee said.

“When they lose, they seem just as happy.”

The CBC auditioned families in 16 cities across the country. Contestants include “a high-energy Italian-Canadian family,” “a proud family of fifth-generation Yukoners from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nation,” and a “French-Canadian family,” says a news release.

A trailer for the show features Dee in a family’s home, interrupting their daily routine with questions including “Name something that Canadians do in bed?” and “What’s the most popular breakfast food in Canada?”

Jennifer Dettman, executive director of unscripted content at CBC, said the public broadcaster had been talking about the show “for so many years” and brought it on board now to fill a hole in the 7:30 p.m. weekday slot.

CBC executives also said it also fit their goal of airing “fun and entertaining” programming that will appeal to advertisers and sponsors.

Dee said he receives some information on the families prior to taping but doesn’t know the survey questions or answers beforehand.

“The rules are very strict and we abide by them very carefully.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 12, 2019.


“Family Feud” is headed to Africa, and Steve Harvey is going along for the ride — err, flight. It’s a long flight.

Harvey will host South African and Ghanian versions of the popular game show. Rapid Blue will be his (through Steve Harvey Global) and Fremantle’s local production partner on the ground over there.

“Bringing ‘Family Feud’ to Africa has long been a dream of mine,” Harvey, who has hosted the American version of the format since 2010, said on Monday. “I believe ‘Family Feud’ will become a household name for local South African and Ghanaian families. And this is just the beginning in Africa. I expect this show to lead to multiple media and business projects in and throughout the continent.”

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The Johannesburg version will begin production in the fourth quarter of 2019 and begin airing in Africa in the second quarter of 2020.

“We are thrilled to be working closely with Steve Harvey and his team to produce two African versions of ‘Family Feud,’” said Duncan Irvine, CEO of Rapid Blue. “Family is the cornerstone of life in South Africa and Ghana, and we are confident that we will see some wonderful families take part and that both seasons will resonate well with audiences here. We’re planning additional projects with Steve Harvey and his team for viewers here in Africa, so watch this space!”

Rapid Blue, which is part of the BBC Studios international family of production companies, has made localized African versions of hit global formats like “Dancing With the Stars,” “X Factor,” “Got Talent,” “Shark Tank” and “Project Runway.”

“We have a longstanding relationship with Steve Harvey and once we heard about his dream of taking our iconic format to Africa, we partnered to make it a reality,” Anahita Kheder, Fremantle’s senior vice president of sales and distribution for the Middle East, Africa and South Eastern Europe, added. “Rapid Blue has been our trusted producers across the region for many years, so it made sense to join them up with Steve Harvey Global to make the local African versions of ‘Family Feud.’”

8 Weirdest, Most Outrageous TV Game Show Moments (Videos)

  • James Holzhauer lost his 33rd game of “Jeopardy!” after wagering an uncharacteristically modest $1,399 in his final “Final Jeopardy” round on June 3. He was expected to beat Ken Jennings’ all-time highest winnings record of $2.5 million that day, but lost in a shocking turn of events to opponent Emma Boettcher. Holzhauer, a professional gambler, explained why he bet so low, telling The Action Network, “I knew I could only win if Emma missed Final Jeopardy, as there was no way she wouldn’t bet to cover my all-in bet. So my only concern was getting overtaken by third place, and I bet just enough to make sure of locking him out.”
  • Bob Barker Is a True Professional, Exhibit A: The host dealt with a dopey “Price Is Right” contestant who prematurely reveals the correct answer.

  • It’s rare but not unheard of for “Jeopardy!” episodes to end with all three contestants going all in on Final Jeopardy and losing. Here’s the most recent example of such a humiliating triple defeat from January 2016.

  • You could always count on “Match Game” for some wild times, and one of the highlights was when host Gene Rayburn attacked the cameraman for not allowing Charles Nelson Reilly to prep off-camera for his (admittedly off-color) visual gag.

  • Bob Barker Is a True Professional, Exhibit B: The host dealt with a game of Ten Chances that gave away all the answers.

  • Meet Leonard Cooper, 2013 “Jeopardy!” Teen Tournament Champion and author of one of the greatest victory declarations in game show history.

  • Arguably the raunchiest answer in game show history came on a 1977 episode of “The Newlywed Game,” which has since become an urban legend.

  • Here is the raw footage from Whoopi Goldberg’s last episode of “Hollywood Squares,” featuring all the NSFW stuff that gets cut out of what you see on TV.

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Sometimes, game shows are at their best when things don’t go according to plan

James Holzhauer lost his 33rd game of “Jeopardy!” after wagering an uncharacteristically modest $1,399 in his final “Final Jeopardy” round on June 3. He was expected to beat Ken Jennings’ all-time highest winnings record of $2.5 million that day, but lost in a shocking turn of events to opponent Emma Boettcher. Holzhauer, a professional gambler, explained why he bet so low, telling The Action Network, “I knew I could only win if Emma missed Final Jeopardy, as there was no way she wouldn’t bet to cover my all-in bet. So my only concern was getting overtaken by third place, and I bet just enough to make sure of locking him out.”

Survey says: Family Feud is going international — Africa to be specific. Steve Harvey has been set to launch and host versions of Fremantle’s Family Feud in South Africa and Ghana.

In an unprecedented deal with Fremantle, Harvey’s media company Steve Harvey Global has obtained the rights to license the format for the African versions of Family Feud. The local versions will be produced by Fremantle’s local production partner in the region, Rapid Blue.

Harvey has hosted the American version of of the iconic game show Family Feud since 2010 and has since then, it has become ratings giant. Harvey is also on track to become the longest-serving host in Family Feud history. The show has also given way to meme-worthy moments and viral videos.

“Bringing Family Feud to Africa has long been a dream of mine,” Harvey said. “I believe Family Feud will become a household name for local South African and Ghanaian families. And this is just the beginning in Africa. I expect this show to lead to multiple media and business projects in and throughout the continent.”

For those of you who aren’t familiar, Family Feud features two families competing to name the most popular responses to gathered survey questions in order to win cash and prizes is one of television’s longest-running and top-rated game shows watched by audiences around the world. Family Feud first entered the American zeitgeist in 1976. Since then, Fremantle has placed it in over 70 international markets including the U.S., United Kingdom, Australia, France, India, Indonesia, and now Africa. Family Feud Africa will be the first international version of the popular show hosted by Harvey.

The local version of Family Feud will kick off production in Johannesburg in the last quarter of 2019 and will begin airing in Africa the second quarter of 2020. It will be produced locally by Rapid Blue, part of the BBC Studios international family of production companies. They have also produced localized African versions of international formats, including Dancing with Stars, The X Factor, Got Talent, Shark Tank, Come Dine With Me, Project Runway and First Dates.

The Family Feud Africa business deal was negotiated and executed by Fremantle’s Senior Vice President, Sales and Distribution, Middle East, Africa and South Eastern Europe, Anahita Kheder, and by Steve Harvey Global’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer, Brandon R. Williams.

Harvey isn’t a stranger to Africa. He recently documented his trip to Ghana in various videos including an emotional visit to a Ghanian prison slave camp.

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Leaving out of the Cape Coast Slave Castles there was a group of brothers waiting to meet me… They showed me so much love… Thank you for that welcome back home Soldiers. #TheYearofTheReturn #Ghana

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This was real pain I felt going back to Ghana’s slave castles…I could feel my ancestors on me… Powerful beyond words that I can explain. I encourage as many of you as possible to go HOME for your ancestors. Their strength is in each of us and we must honor their ultimate sacrifice in all that we do. #TheYearofTheReturn 🎥: @madebycourtney

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