Steve Harvey fans were outraged when it was announced his popular daytime TV time slot was overtaken by a new Kelly Clarkson talk show.
In the fall out, former staffers and insiders are venting about what led to the show’s demise, and how the 62-year-old TV giant is handling the transition.
Sources close to Radar revealed that the show suffered because Harvey never wanted to use budget to get A-list talent on.
“Instead he has a daytime person producing a night time type-show,” the insider said of the sub-par guests. “So many industry people called when it first started and said how unwatchable it was.”
Now that his former team are out of jobs, they are spilling all the tea about the allegedly unfriendly departure.
“Steve is the King of being not grateful. He filmed his last show on Thursday and by Friday he had already moved on,” a source said.
“Steve didn’t know many of his staff’s names, so he didn’t have many to forget,” said the insider. “The few staff who have his email and contact number have already been deleted and the one or two farewell notes he received were not returned.”
It’s customary for a show of that run to do a final goodbye party or parting words of appreciation, but it seems that courtesy wasn’t extended for his team of 5 years.
“Steve didn’t know many of his staff’s names, so he didn’t have many to forget,” said the insider to Radar. “The few staff who have his email and contact number have already been deleted and the one or two farewell notes he received were not returned.”
Continuing, “After a show gets cancelled its usual for the host to take the crew and producers out to say thank you and goodbye. However, with Steve it’s out-of-site, out-of-mind. He will be blaming them for getting bumped,” said the source.