Steve Harvey is now out of two jobs. After the news that his talk show was canceled and will be replaced by a Kelly Clarkson program, he is also no longer the host of talent competition ‘Little Big Shots.’
Stepping in for Harvey will be actress Melissa McCarthy who executives claim will refresh the unique program according to NBC’s co-chairman of entertainment Paul Telegdy.
“Melissa’s just an incredible performer and incredible comedian. She will bring a completely fresh perspective to it. Melissa is a strong creative force with her own ideas. Changes will be apparent.”
Steve has yet to comment directly on this matter but he did explain his one problem with the talk show news. He found out via the press!
“I’m an honorable guy and I’m just an old school guy and I just thought that you’re supposed to talk to people and go, ‘Look, you’ve been good business for us. This is what we’re thinking of doing. Are you okay with that?’ No, you don’t just put something in the paper and say, ‘I’m gonna make this move right here’ because it’s crazy.”
A source recently revealed the real reason that Steve’s talk program was canceled: he didn’t want to pay for top talent and he didn’t like giving ten percent to his manager.
Some fans think that this is karma. The 62-year-old not only has a reputation for treating his staff badly but he also received criticism for the way he treated Mo’nique when she visited his show.
Now that Mo’nique is flourishing and Steve is being pushed out of NBC Universal completely — social media users believe he is getting his just desserts.
“See when you do the clownery like Steve Harvey you reap what you sow,” tweeted one user.
“Steve is about to be unemployed and that wife of his is about to leave him for a richer man. Mark my words.” added another.
“We are witnessing the fall of mr. potatohead ladies and gents. #steveharvey,” hashtagged one follower.
What do you think about Melissa replacing Steve?