Is Harpo producing its new daytime show here?

It sure looks like the new syndicated “The Nate Berkus Show,” from Harpo Productions/Sony Pictures Television (SPT), will be produced at Harpo’s West Side studios.

Although no official announcement has been made as to the show’s origination, eight job openings, from supervising producer to talent coordinator that were posted on the web site clearly give Chicago as the address.

The show will have a first-run fall 2010 launch on 10 NBC O&O stations, including Chicago’s Ch. 5. The show will appear in the 2 p.m. slot vacated by “The Bonnie Hunt Show.” SPT will distribute the show worldwide.

Star of the lifestyle show is stylish Chicago designer, Nate Berkus, 38, a Martha Stewart-like brand, with a best-selling design book and a line of branded home furnishings, from bedding to furniture.

Berkus’ association with Oprah as a frequent guest on her show dates back to 2001. The rating spikes he brought the show resulted in his hosting a weekly radio show on “Oprah and Friends'” satellite radio channel. He was the host of “Oprah’s Big Give” in 2008, the same year his home furnishings line bowed on the Home Shopping Network and in Linens ?n’ Things.

Berkus was born in Southern California, grew up in Minneapolis and is a 1994 graduate of Lake Forest College. He opened his first design firm when he was 24. His mother is designer Nancy Golden from HGTV and DIY networks.

Producing the daytime show in Chicago will be helpful in compensating for the incalculable millions the city will lose with Oprah’s departure in September of 2011, not to mention the big hole left with the move of the Jerry Springer and Steve Wilkos’ shows to Stamford, Conn.

The eight show openings listed on are for production manager, postproduction supervisor, supervising producer, producer, associate producer, field producer, talent booker and travel coordinator.