Harvey is certainly no stranger to the hosting world. According to Cinema Blend, most Americans would pick Harvey as their favorite “Family Feud” host, just after the original man in charge, Richard Dawson. His charm and comedic quips keep them coming back for more.
It was no surprise that Harvey landed his own daytime talk show on NBC. Between his popularity on “Family Feud” and his experience with a former talk show, “The Steve Harvey Show,” executives had faith he would be able to pull off a successful daytime show, per Distractify. The show, which went under the title “Steve,” did have consistently good ratings, but the network decided to ax it.
Why? Well, it is kind of Kelly Clarkson’s fault. While there was never an official reason given for the show’s ending, it seems clear that when the network was able to reach a deal for Clarkson’s daytime talk show, “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” it replaced “Steve,” and the rest is history.
Harvey shared that he holds no resentment towards Clarkson in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres. “You know, I’m a person of faith, so when a door closes for me, I just walk up the hall. It’s more doors,” said Harvey. He continued, “You’ve just got to keep going up the hall. So I open other doors and I’m back on TV and I’m happy for everybody. I like Kelly Clarkson, I’m happy for her.”
He would eventually bring his show to Facebook Live called “Steve on Watch.”