Steve Harvey is still raking in the big bucks despite reports that his talk show has been bumped from its time slot in some markets.
Harvey nabbed the No.5 spot of Forbes‘ annual list of the highest-paid TV hosts and it looks like he will be more than fine no matter what the fate of his talk show turns out to be. The money magazine reports that Steve Harvey earned a whopping $44 million last year.
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The comedian-turned-talk-show-host premiered his new show Steve last year as a lighter take on the daytime format. The show has delivered in ratings and was renewed for a second season but does not come close to the popularity of Family Feud, one of four game shows Harvey hosts.
Despite his indisputable success, NBC is pulling the plug on Steve after seven years and replacing it with The Kelly Clarkson Show. The daily talk show helmed by Steve Harvey will be replaced by the Grammy-winning, American Idol alum’s new gabfest, according to Deadline.
It’s unclear if Steve will air on other stations, but when it comes to NBC, the show is out of the network’s Fall lineup.
“The incomparable Kelly Clarkson takes everything she touches to another level and we couldn’t be happier to bring her talent, humor, generosity and compassion to daytime next year,” said Telegdy, President, Alternative & Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “With Kelly’s cross-generational appeal and extraordinary ability to understand and connect with viewers, The Kelly Clarkson Show will have something for everyone.”
No word on how Steve Harvey is taking the news of the cancellation, but we’re guessing it’s a big blow considering the show aired right before the uber-popular Ellen.