What to Expect From 'Steve Harvey' in Daytime
The comedian is promising to entertain, inform and inspire
"Life can get pretty confusing," Harvey said in the show's first promo (above). "That's why I'm coming to daytime. I'm here to help. You and I will get through this together."
Another promo reminds viewers that Harvey's more than just a comedian, author and radio and game show host.
"Did you know, Steve Harvey is also happily married, raising seven kids, always searching for the perfect diet?" asked the voiceover. "And he's learned from his mistakes! Anything that you're going through at home, Steve probably is too."
Harvey expanded on that message in a recent interview.
“I just have a life experience that I’m willing to share, and to be open about my flaws, my faults and my shortcomings,” Harvey told The Boston Herald. “I think I’m a pretty good example of how you can really, really get it wrong. I mean really, really mess it up, and then get it right… I’m just a common sense guy.”
Harvey is looking for guests via the Steve Harvey TV facebook page, which also features videos of him answering life questions and promises, "Harvey will entertain, inform and inspire, covering a vast range of relatable topics such as marriage, dating, finance, parenting, workplace issues, friendship and the daily dramas we face throughout our lives, all with his unique comedic spin."
A look at the stories he wants to hear give a better indication of what viewers can expect.
Tell Us Your Story
Worried about the guy your daughter is dating? Do you want Steve to check him out for you?
Are you afraid to talk to your son about the birds and the bees? Want Steve to help?
Do you need Steve's no-nonsense advice on something specific? Family? Dating? Finances? Work? Friends?
Do you need Steve's help apologizing to someone in your life? We'd like to hear your story.
Are you bored in the bedroom? Need Steve's help putting the spice back in your relationship?
Is your mother-in-law a monster-in-law? Do you need help getting her to back off?
Do your kids use you as a human ATM? Want to know when to cut them off? Steve can help.
What part-time job would you like to see Steve take on?
Are you the worst on-line dater in America? Always choose the wrong guys? Never get the call for a second date? Want to know what you're doing wrong? Steve can help.
Would people be surprised to know that you've cheated on someone in the past or are currently cheating? Are you a reformed cheater who's changed his ways? Are you a good guy who's done bad things in relationships? Steve would like to hear your story.
What's the most entertaining video you've seen online this week?
Are you a man or a woman who's gotten ripped off at the auto repair shop? Do you dread having to take your car in for servicing? Want Steve's help?
Anyone on Facebook can apply to be a guest by answering one of the above questions here.
Of course, Harvey is also a funnyman. He's giving up his stand up life, with his final performance scheduled for Aug. 2, and planning to bring those laughs to daytime. He's so confident he'll be the funniest pick on the daytime lineup that one of his promos simply features two African American women and redhead laughing, with Harvey chiding, "Wait until the show starts! Save some of that."
Harvey is breaking into a crowded daytime scene, but will get the jump on most of the competition with his early premiere. Trisha Goddard's new talk show premieres Sept. 1, but Katie Couric, Ricki Lake and "Survivor" host Jeff Probst don't hit daytime until Sept. 10 and Marie Osmond won't join the lineup until October 1.
"Steve Harvey" premieres Tuesday, Sept. 4, in syndication.