“I thought it would’ve been nice of them to come to me."
Steve Harvey's self-titled talk show has been airing on NBCUniversal for seven years now but the Think Like A Man author isn't so sure it will last anymore due to Kelly Clarkson's plans on heading to daytime television. The 61-year-old was a headline speaker at Variety Entertainment Summit and discussed the possibility of no longer airing with the network at the end of his current season.
“I thought I was until they made an announcement a couple weeks ago that they wanted to give Kelly Clarkson the owned and operated NBC Networks, and that’s my slot. I don’t know if it sold — it’s not selling like they thought,” he said.
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Kelly revealed her plans not too long, detailing how her talk show will air before Ellen DeGeneres' in Fall of 2019, something Steve did not know about.
“I thought it would’ve been nice of them to come to me — as being the only dude that’s survived [in daytime TV] for them for seven years — and say, ‘Steve, we’re thinking about doing this.’ But no, they just made an announcement. So when you do that, I gotta make announcements, too,” he explained. “You can’t make announcements and don’t expect to have to hear one yourself. And so, I’m working. It’ll be something real cute.”
Check out his conversation below.