Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey to produce African versions of ‘Family Feud’

Steve Harvey, who hosts the US version of Fremantle-owned gameshow format Family Feud, has secured the rights to create African versions of the classic franchise – for South Africa and Ghana. The deal was done through Harvey’s company Steve Harvey Global, with the local versions to be produced by Fremantle’s local production partner in the […]

Little Big Shots goes big

Warner Bros. has secured a raft of new deals for its Little Big Shots, format including getting a local version away with ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany. The series launched on NBC in the US, with a second season commissioned, and showcases the skills of gifted children. Warner Bros. International Television Production sells the format, and has […]

Burnett, Harvey in business for ABC

Unscripted industry figures Mark Burnett and Steve Harvey are coming together to create a seed funding-focused business series for US broadcast network ABC. The series, currently unnamed, will go to air this season. It will see rival entrepreneurs pitch their ideas in front of a live studio audience, which will then vote for the winner. […]

ITV, Mediaset take Warner’s Little Big Shots

ITV in the UK and Mediaset in Spain have ordered local versions of breakout US variety format Little Big Shots. The Steve Harvey-fronted original series for NBC in the US is the top-rating new series among total viewers in the 2015-16 season, prompting a wave of interest in the Warner Bros. International Television Production-sold show. […]

David Goldberg out at Endemol

David Goldberg is leaving Endemol USA at the end of the year. The chairman and CEO of Endemol’s North American division has been with the company for over a decade having been brought in by John de Mol in 2000 to build a US business. Goldberg will depart in December but remain as a consultant […]

NBC pins hopes on Wall of Fame

US broadcast network NBC has ordered an eight-episode series of Endemol USA’s new gameshow series Wall of Fame. The programme, which launched at MIPTV in April, is an hour-long comedy show in which families answer trivia questions to win cash prizes. The twist is they can win more by guessing which celebrities on the titular […]

Endemol bringing Hollywood talent to MIPTV

Hollywood actors Mark Strong and Lennie James will be at MIPTV to promote Low Winter Sun, the AMC- and Endemol-produced remake of the UK miniseries. The pair will join showrunner Chris Mundy (Criminal Minds, Cold Case) in Cannes in April to promote the gritty drama, which is a coproduction between Endemol Studios and AMC Studios […]