Steve Harvey, TV personality and multi-hyphenate entertainer/entrepreneur, admitted that he was surprised when NBC announced that a new show hosted by Kelly Clarkson would take over his timeslot on its owned-and-operated stations.
Steve Harvey is used to seeing nasty and frequently false info about him on the gossip sites and supermarket mags. But he isn’t the type to stay silent for long. He also addresses the fact 11 NBC affiliates plan to drop Steve for the 2019-20 season in favor of a new Kelly Clarkson talk show. But he doesn’t sound angry. And then there’s that new gray beard.
Steve is getting second year to prove itself now that distributor NBCUniversal Domestic TV has renewed the show for 2018-19 on stations covering 90% of U.S. TV households, including the NBC O&O group.
Steve Harvey has already been a King of Comedy. Now he’s attempting to rule everything else. The title of TV’s most in-demand host has passed from Ryan Seacrest to the 60-year old comic, who currently hosts four network shows, mugs weekdays on a syndicated version of Family Feud and wakes up listeners most mornings on his long-running radio show. He’s just getting started. On Tuesday the comic will launch a revamp of his daytime talker, Steve, which has moved from Chicago to Los Angeles to allow more celebrities to stop by and pay their respects to the king. And he’s turning his version of Showtime at the Apollo into a series next year.
Daytime veteran Shane Farley has been tapped to serve as executive producer of comedian Steve Harvey’s new daytime talk show. The new show, Steve, will premiere Sept. 5. Set to air on NBC-owned stations and other leading station groups, the new talker has been picked up in 95% of the U.S.