It’s only hump day, but this week hasn’t been a good one for Steve Harvey.
Soon after word got out that NBC had canceled Harvey’s eponymous TV talk show, news broke that Harvey had also lost his NBC gig as host of Little Big Shots, a variety show featuring talented little kids.
According to People, NBC is replacing Harvey on Big Shots with comedian Melissa McCarthy.
But, as The Root noted in its earlier coverage about NBC deciding to drop Harvey’s talk show, the decision to boot Harvey from Big Shots may have had less to do with “fresh perspective” and more to do with a feud between NBCUniversal and Endeavor’s IMG Original Content, the company that produces Harvey’s talk show.
Steve lost his talk show gig because he burned the network. While he was lecturing on “playing the game” his agents were engaging in double dipping.
And, of course, for those still wanting their daily dose of Harvey, there’s always Family Feud.