Chicago is getting hit every which way but loose. This city is a great place for entertainment and history has shown that many people have come here and “used” this city as a platform to build their brands, once they feel they have gotten what they wanted out of Chicago they pack up and go someplace else to further their agenda. The Steve Harvey Show which premiered in 2012 is yet another product that has rooted itself in this great city only to get ready to pack up and head for a “greener” pastures. He’s definitely no Oprah Winfrey who managed to stay in Chicago for more than 25 years and had absolutely no problem attracting talent, celebrities and such to her set.
So why after 4 years is the show jumping ship to land in California as if the location would make a difference. According to Chicago columnist Robert Feder, the show will be heading to Los Angeles after the close of the current season.
Read more as reported by Robert Feder:
In a blow to Chicago’s television production community, Steve Harvey is moving his nationally syndicated daytime talk show to Los Angeles at the end of the current season, sources said Friday.
More than 100 jobs are expected to be lost when the show ceases production in May at NBC Tower, where it has been based since 2012. Official announcement of the move is expected soon.
Broadcasting & Cable reported last December that Harvey wanted to relocate to Los Angeles where it was believed the show “could attract more celebrities.” Sources said Harvey’s agent, Ari Emanuel, was instrumental in negotiating the move. Emanuel is the brother of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
“The Steve Harvey Show” is produced by Endemol USA and distributed in national syndication by NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.
In Chicago it airs at 2 p.m. weekdays on NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5.
Source: Robert Feder