The Steve Harvey Show

The WB (ended 2002)



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Mixing it up with laugh-out-loud comedy, youthful appeal and a likable namesake lead, The Steve Harvey Show crackles with high school hijinks and teacher entanglements in a hip urban setting. The series' successes as a multiple NAACP Image Award winner and as one of The WB's hit flagship series underscore its enduring longevity, immense popularity and far-reaching influence. In the series, former R&B star Steve Hightower (Harvey) gives up his wild times for school ties, becoming an inner-city Chicago music teacher – and eventually a vice principal – with a ragtag bunch of classroom charges. Headlining the Hi-Tops soul group – who opened for the likes of Gladys Knight and the Pips – Hightower's touring career never quite hit the high note he expected. Down on his luck, and totally out of money, he decides to let go of his carefree lifestyle and pin down a "real" job. With an assist from his longtime friend and eventual roommate, the gym coach with the insatiable appetite Cedric Robinson (Cedric the Entertainer), Steve enrolls in a new type of performing and makes a classroom at Washington High School his stage. Initially grappling with the students' penchant for baggy clothes, bad attitudes and baffling slang, Steve soon realizes that a compassionate spin will help him tone down his shock and contend with the kids' problems… be they hard knocks or humorous woes. Steve's also initially stunned by his boss, no-nonsense Principal Regina Grier (Wendy Raquel Robinson). Once the overweight butt of Steve's practical jokes when they were classmates years ago, Regina has no intention of letting him forget his place now – at least most of the time. But her newly-svelte persona wows Steve, and they actually dance around each other in a love/hate cha-cha-cha. Cedric has his own love subject, falling for Grier's new, overtly outspoken assistant Lovita (Terri J. Vaughn), who also takes outlandish opportunities to rattle Steve. Office romances aside, Steve tries reining in a class headed by Romeo (Merlin Santana), a fast-talking ladies' teen who takes his name seriously; Stanley "Bullethead" Kuznocki (William Lee Scott), a street-savvy tough guy whose brawn outweighs his brain; the group's honors student Lydia (Lori Beth Denberg) who, despite knowing she's smarter than them all, gets pulled into crazy schemes hoping to cash in on some coolness; and Sophia (Tracy Vilar) and Sara (Nefta Perry) who each fall for Romeo's seemingly-indestructible charm.

During the series' six-season run, The Steve Harvey Show won 13 NAACP Image Awards for the show as well as stars Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer and Terri J. Vaughn.

The Steve Harvey Show is executive produced by Bernie Brillstein and Brad Grey (Just Shoot Me, "The Larry Sanders Show"), series creator Winifred Hervey ("The Cosby Show," The Golden Girls," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"), director Stan Lathan ("Moesha," "Roc," "South Central") and Jeff Duteil ("Sister, Sister," "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper"). Walter Bennett, Jr. ("In The House") is co-executive producer. The series is from Brillstein-Grey Communications, Winifred Hervey Productions and Stan Lathan TV

Broadcast History The WB 1996-1997---Sundays 8:30/7:30c 1997-1998---Wednesdays 9:30/8:30c 1998-1999---Thursdays 9/8c 1999-2000---Fridays 9/8c 2000-2002---Sundays 8/7cmoreless
Lori Beth Denberg

Lori Beth Denberg

Lydia Liza Gutman (seasons 3-6)

Merlin Santana

Merlin Santana

Romeo Santana

Terri J. Vaughn

Terri J. Vaughn

Lovita Alizay Jenkins Robinson (seasons 2-6)

Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey

Steve "Big Daddy" Hightower

William Lee Scott

William Lee Scott

Stanley "Bullethead" Kuznocki

Ariyan A. Johnson

Ariyan A. Johnson

Aisha (season 2)

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  • Steve Harvey's talk show keeps you laughing with honesty!

    Hi Steve I am a recently retired School Teacher who generally watch your talk show day and some nights. God has gifted you with humor and honesty to tell it like it is and I pray that God continues to bless may come to your show in the future for some dating advice or a hook-up if that is in God's plan for just want to thank you for the wonderful Sugar bash box i received today as a gift from your show from a contest I entered awhile back, it was a great surprise. There are so many quality wonderful things enclosed which reflect the quality person you are and that your show personifies. God bless you and your family and staff!moreless
  • all shows in Indiana

    When will some shows besides reruns be shown on Indiana stations. The whole month of march 2014 was reruns from the month of February I am one viewer who has quit watching for being tired of reruns. Come on this is a fairly new show all the other talk shows are up to date except the doctors .Lets see some new shows.
  • Term "Widow" does not confine itself to being 'old".....

    I watched your show on which you had some 'advisor' telling a woman not to describe herself in the dating scene as a widow, because that made her think of someone 'old", and you agreed with her. I would like to direct your attention to the many 'widows' of our military who were made that status defending our country. The term 'widow' does NOT conjure up any pictures of old ladies to me. I have been a part of the military for many years, and I, for one, take offense at this description and derogatory comments of being 'old' just to be a widow. I believe this show aired on or about 2/6/2014moreless
  • Believe in Steve!

    Steve, you have made me laugh and enjoy each show. I record each show, making sure I get your enjoyment. I feel like an orphan due to the fact that my family won the Alpha 1 lottery. Alpha 1 is a heredity lung disease. I am very blessed to have a wonderful husband. I would love to see a show on Alpha 1, bringing the awareness to others. My father passed at 42, mom at 69, brother at 51. I am a ZZ and doing better than most with the rare disease. A doctor performed a hysterectomy on me in '08, I am a miracle. I bleed out all my blood after he cut my aorta artery, bladder, and nerves.

    Thank You for making me smile each day, you are blessed!

    I relate to many of your shows, I came from many bad habits of family. I always walked the high road. My daughter is amazing and have hopes of being an actress. How could she get a audition or start? She lived and worked in New York until due to money, she had to move home. She works here and does small plays in Austin, TX. I would like to see her make it big in my life. She is beautiful (no Lie), smart (no Lie, double major degree from and Wm. Esper of NY). Single at 29, lost her guy when she moved to NY. Please help Kimberly Gifford from Austin, TX with a start. Her roommate became Miss New York when they moved there together from Austin. Kim needs stardom.

    Thank You Steve, we both adore your everything!moreless
  • I saw your show January 31, 2014

    I was touched by the way you and the program decided to send the woman to Las Vegas with her friends. I have been married 28 years. My oldest son got married last may 2013 and my youngest son gets married August 17, 2014.

    My husband and I have devoted our entire lives to working and caring for our two children. We have never been on a honeymoon or vacation alone. We struggle month-to-month. My husband reached retirement age for the State of Missouri October 31, 2013. he has worked with the State for 28 years but their pay scale is so low in comparison nationally that living has been tight.

    Is there anything we can do to make a little extra money with your show so we can take a vacation alone for the first time in our married/dating life? We have never really been on a date either. I love him very much and would love to surprise him with such a gift!

    Thank you for reading my message! You keep my life joyful with laughter! I love you Steve Harvey! You are a beautiful person!

    Norma Rachelle Kifer


    1007 Santa Fe Trails

    Boonville, MO 65233


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Sitcoms, odd couple, issues with authority, crazy teachers, last chance for hope