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Steve Harvey Implies He Could Be Leaving His Daytime Talk Show Because Of Kelly Clarkson

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Kelly Clarkson is getting ready to join the world of daytime talk shows. The singing sensation and mother of two has already filmed her anticipated NBC pilot episode.

But Kelly’s brand venture may be the catalyst for the exit of one of daytime’s most successful hosts in history.

Steve Harvey is a syndicated daytime talk show that ran for five seasons from 2012 to 2017. He then began hosting his new show, Steve, which has been airing ever since.

The 61-year-old comedian, author, and media personality recently spoke at the Variety Entertainment Summit, giving some unexpected statements about the fate of his NBC talk show, Steve.

Despite his high ratings, and the fact his show has been renewed for the 2019 season, Steve implied he might be leaving his show due to Kelly’s pending arrival and how it was handled by the network.

“[T]hey made an announcement a couple weeks ago that they wanted to give Kelly Clarkson the owned-and-operated NBC networks — that’s my slot. 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.”

Steve also said he believes that daytime TV is “dying.”

The Kelly Clarkson Show is slated to premiere in the fall of 2019 on NBC.

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