With the success of his first two books, one of which has been turned into a star-studded feature film, Steve Harvey is working on book #3.
“I’m about to sign another book deal, so I’ll continue to be an author,” said Steve, who is already figuring out how to fit writing and radio hosting into his busy schedule once his TV talk show begins.
“This is the way I’ve got my days planned. I’m going to get up and do the radio show like I always do. Right now, I wake up at 3:45 a.m. I go to the gym until 5 a.m. I make it to the studio by 6 a.m. I do my show until 10 a.m. — same schedule. Then, I’ll go right over to the TV studio and do my prep work. Around 1 or 2 p.m., we’ll start rolling tape. In the evening, I’ll do some homework to prepare for the next day’s TV show. That’ll be my schedule five days a week,” he told TVNewsCheck.com.
While Steve didn’t reveal much about the upcoming book, he did offer some insight into his new show.
“It’s going to be a combination of things. I want to do a daytime show that is inspirational, uplifting and insightful. Then, the twist I’m going to put on it is that, in the middle of the day, it’s going to be funny. I think I can deliver that,” said Steve, who will be bringing some of the knowledge he shared in his books, to his show.
“I’m going to be a guy on daytime television who is like a teammate for women. I’m championing their cause. I’m not telling secrets on guys. I’m giving the male perspective,” said Steve, who has been criticized by some men for revealing too much about what guys think; but that isn’t stopping him.
“When [men] are talking to women, they have an ulterior motive. I don’t have that right now because I’m really into one woman. I couldn’t have said that 10 years ago. Now that I am, I can unveil a man’s perspective to women. I think that gives me an edge in daytime television,” he said.
Along with his honest and unique perspective, Steve said he’ll also be bringing the comedy. Though he said he is retiring from stand-up, the genre that first put him on the map, he does plan to take the stage during each show to talk to the audience and bring the funny.
“I think we will open the show in the ‘Carol Burnett Show’ style. I’m a huge Carol Burnett fan. I’m going to talk to people. I’m going to take questions. That’s my forte. That will be the comedic moment in the beginning,” he said.
—Tracy L. Scott
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