THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW
When: Noon weekdays, KSTC, Ch. 45.
Call him: The Strict Uncle.
Strength: Harvey's tough-love approach has already worked on radio, film, print and even "Family Feud."
Weakness: Dr. Phil McGraw is already doling out relationship advice. Do we really need another know-it-all telling us we're doing it wrong?
Typical guests: Bad parents, bad daters.
When: 2 p.m. weekdays, KSTP, Ch. 5.
Call her: Jill of All Trades.
Strength: Longtime fans of the "Today" show know that nobody does a better job of meshing perky with poignant.
Weakness: Great expectations. Anything short of consistently finishing in the top three will be considered a failure.
Typical guests: Women who reinvent themselves, Jennifer Lopez.
THE RICKI LAKE SHOW
When: Noon weekdays, KMSP, Ch. 9.
Call her: The Girlfriend.
Strength: Lake has been down this road before and has a built-in audience rooting for her.
Weakness: She may drown without resorting to trashy topics.
Typical guests: Online daters, war amputees.
THE JEFF PROBST SHOW
When: 9 a.m. weekdays, WCCO, Ch. 4.
Call him: Mr. Sensitive.
Strength: Great set, great energy, great smile.
Weakness: Just because you can handle a tribal meeting on "Survivor" doesn't mean you can handle sensitive subjects.
Typical guests: Senior sex experts, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock.