By Defender News Service
Steve Harvey’s popular daytime talk show Steve is coming to an end.
According to Variety, the talk show will end its run in June. This comes after Kelly Clarkson’s upcoming daytime show, set to launch this fall, was moved into the daytime slots occupied by Harvey’s show.
Variety also speculates that Harvey was an unintended casualty of the animosity between NBCUniversal and Endeavor’s IMG Original Content over IMG’s takeover of the show two seasons ago. After the IMG transition, NBCUniversal executives were said to be furious at losing their stake in Harvey’s show, even though it remained the distributor of Steve. Lori Harvey Talks to ESSENCE at Black Women in Hollywood 2019BWIH 2019 Red Carpet Lori Harvey
The comedian first entered the daytime talk show arena in 2012 with The Steve Harvey Show. He repurposed the show and named it Steve two years ago after his new deal with IMG left him with a bigger ownership stake, more creative control and a higher salary.
There is speculation that Harvey might repurpose popular aspects of the show for a digital platform like Facebook.
Steve taped its final episode on Thursday. Originals will air through June and the show will remain on the air in reruns through September.
This article originally appeared in the Defender News Network.