Steve Harvey hinted during an interview at the Variety Entertainment Summit on Wednesday that he might leave his daytime talk show on NBC.
Harvey, a headline speaker at the event, explained that he might have to say goodbye once Kelly Clarkson’s talk show takes over his time slot in the fall.
Harvey explained that daytime television is dying but that his show has “stuck.” Harvey expressed, “My show, Steve, is the only show in the last seven years in syndication that has stuck.”
Harvey was asked by Andrew Wallenstein, Variety co-editor-in-chief, if he was going to continue with NBC. “I thought I was, until they made an announcement a couple weeks ago that they wanted to give Kelly Clarkson the [NBC] O&O networks – that’s my slot,” Harvey said.
“I don’t know if it sold, it’s not selling like they thought, but I thought it would have been nice of them to come to me — as the only dude who’s survived [in daytime TV] for seven years — about it,” Harvey continued.
“So when you do that, I gotta make announcements too,” he continued. “ … I’m working. It will be something real cute.”
“You know, I’m an honorable guy,” Harvey stated. “I’m just an old school guy, and I just thought that you’re supposed to just talk to people and just go, ‘Look, you’ve been good business for us. This is what we’re thinking of doing, are you OK with that?’ No, you just don’t put something in the paper and say, ‘I’m just going to make this move right here,’ because it’s crazy.”
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