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Steve Harvey and Dr. Phil Partner To Launch Major Startup Network 

Updated: May 6

As reported by BLACK ENTERPRISE, comedian, actor, and game show host Steve Harvey has partnered with Dr. Phil McGraw to launch one of the biggest startup networks in recent history. As an equity partner in Dr. Phil's Merit Street Media venture, Harvey and Dr. Phil will be working on a docu-style special that highlights his Steve Harvey Mentoring Program. The program involves young men attending a week-long camp in Georgia, and the special is set to air this fall. The focus is on empowering and inspiring young men to become positive leaders in their communities and families.

Harvey expressed enthusiasm about the project. In a written statement, he said, "Partnering with my good friend on such an innovative network allows me to continue my mission of empowering and inspiring individuals through entertainment. The docu-style special highlighting the impactful work of the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation is particularly close to my heart. I believe in the power of mentorship to transform lives and look forward to sharing this journey with viewers. The positive impact we can create together will be unlike anything seen before."

Through this partnership, Merit Street is set to provide production, talent development, and on-air services for Harvey. The network also acquired over 300 episodes of Harvey's syndicated talk show, Steve, which was on the air from 2017-2019. This partnership is set to become one of the largest startup networks in modern history.

Dr. Phil also expressed his excitement about the partnership. "Steve and I have been personal friends for over a decade, and it's always the best experience when we work together," he said. "It's easy to say that he's the funniest human I've ever met, but his kindness and his passion to help others are really unmatched."

Dr. Phil launched Merit Street in November of last year and premiered his show, Dr. Phil Primetime, earlier this year on February 26th.

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