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Steve Harvey's Advice For Daytime Talk Competitors: "Don't Try to Be Imitating So-and-So"


Steve Harvey can afford to be a little gracious. As the only member of 2012's pack of new talk show hosts to still have a show in syndication, the comedian has figured out how to survive in daytime television.

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What advice would he give this year's crop of syndicated daytime talk show newbies, like Meredith Vieira and the ladies of The Real? Here's what he said to TV Guide Magazine's Michael Logan:

TV Guide Magazine: Meredith Vieira and the women of The Real will have talk shows this fall, with Tyra Banks coming in 2015. Help them out a little here!

Harvey: One word of advice: authenticity. The audience is very bright and very picky and can spot a fake, so be your unique self. Don't try to be imitating so-and-so. If you do, chances are you'll end up canceled. Fast.

All-new episodes of The Steve Harvey Show begin airing in syndication on Monday, Sept. 8. Check out a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Harvey shooting a promo for the talker below!