Steve Harvey’s talk show Steve is being dropped and many are suggesting that the daily talk show might be OVER for good. Yesterday The Hollywood Reporter announced that Steve Harvey show is being “replaced” in the top ten media markets – New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Francisco, Miami, San Diego, Boston, Hartford and Washington, D.C.
In those markets, Steve’s show will be replaced with a new talk show starring Kelly Clarkson, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Steve’s talk show was on shaky ground this season. After getting lukewarm ratings its first season, “Steve”got a second year to prove itself to distributor NBCUniversal Domestic TV .
The show made a lot of changes to save itself. For example, Steve shifted his show from a conflict-driven talk show to a lighter touch show featuring more celebrity guests, comedy bits, and audience games.
He also made the decision to take control of the production of the show in partnership with IMG, an affiliate of his talent agency, WME. He’d spent the previous five seasons in syndication with Endemol Shine North America and its predecessors.
It’s not clear whether NBCUniversal Domestic TV hopes to pick up Steve’s show at a different time slot.
Clarkson shot the pilot for her very own daytime talk show less than two months ago, and the network has already bought it to air in 11 U.S. cities.
Sharing a few details of the hour-long program, which is set to be produced by NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution, the singer explained just what her show will focus on.
“I love connecting with people, playing games, music and finding ways to help or give back to communities/organizations,” she said. “Having my own talk show where I get to do all of these things is pretty much a dream job!”