Mark Burnett

How Steve Harvey became the new 'hardest working man in show business'

How Steve Harvey became the new 'hardest working man in show business'

The taping for “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome,” an upcoming “Shark Tank”-style ABC competition series in which two entrepreneurs vie for the approval of a live audience, was just ending. But as the crowd started to leave the Television City studio in Hollywood, Harvey, the host who has unofficially inherited the late James Brown’s title of “the hardest working man in show business,” made it clear he was not done with them yet.

The entertainer, who has become a one-man force of nature in the last 15 years with a seemingly endless cavalcade of successes in the pop culture arena ranging from radio and TV shows to books to film,...

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