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Oop! Steve Harvey Admits He Was Blindsided By NBC's Announcement Of Kelly Clarkson's Show Taking His Spot

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Steve Harvey's daytime talk show is being replaced by Kelly Clarkson's new talk show and he didn't know anything about it. Deets inside...

Last year, The Hollywood Reporter reported Kelly Clarkson would premiere her new syndicated series, "The Kelly Clarkson Show," in Fall 2019 as a lead-in to "Ellen" on NBC Owned TV Station group stations, replacing Steve Harvey's "Steve" daytime show.

Well, no one at NBC told Steve about the fate of his popular daytime talk show. At least, that what he claims.

During a sit down at Vareity's Entertainment Summit at CES this week, the popular TV personality said he wasn't sure if his show will stay with NBCUniversal after the season ends.

“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.

The 61-year-old entertainer said he found out about the change through the media like everyone else.

“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 said.

Yeah, Steve seemingly has something up his sleeve.  As anyone in this industry always should, TBH.

“You can’t make announcements and don’t expect to have to hear one yourself,” he said. “And so, I’m working. It’ll be something real cute.”



He continued:

“I’m an honorable guy and I’m just an old school guy and I just thought that you’re supposed to talk to people and go, ‘Look, you’ve been good business for us. This is what we’re thinking of doing. Are you okay with that?’ No, you don’t just put something in the paper and say, ‘I’m gonna make this move right here’ because it’s crazy. You look at the numbers on my show and it’s No. 4 in daytime television — it’s holding right there. I got a hit, so somebody’s gonna recognize that.”

Even though Steve claims he wasn't aware of Kelly Clarkson's new show, a source revealed to Entertainment Tonight that Steve and IMG (his agency that co-produces "Steve") were told and were made aware of Kelly's new show. Hmm...maybe they told him about the show, but wasn't specific about which time slot she would be airing. That's unclear.  What we do know is, no matter how "big" you are, this industry doesn't care and takes no prisoners.

Steve also addressed comments made by fellow daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres about quitting her show:



"Steve" has already been renewed for the 2018-2019 season, but the host/comedian said that daytime TV is "dying."  We wonder if Wendy Williams and the folks on "The View" agree.  Or Marjorie, who we're sure is not trying to be put on a spending budget....



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Photo: NBCU Domestic Television

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