On Thursday, Sept. 20, the comedian went on his radio show to give listeners a piece of advice.
“All the bad times, all the failures, they became valuable experiences in my life,” he said. “Every time I failed I learned a little bit more about getting up. Every time I was told ‘no’ it moved me one step closer to yes. It made me stronger. It toughened my skin. It made me learn how to deal with haters. It made me learn how to deal with people who don’t have your best interest at heart. It teaches you who is who in your life. It shows you who you can depend on and who you can’t.
“And at the end of the day what has taught me most of all my hardships in my life, that it’s really about me and God,” he continued. “That is the one factor that has never been changed in my life.”
The message comes just one day after it was revealed that Clarkson has landed a syndicated talk show, the one-hour “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” that will debut in fall 2019.
The fate of Harvey’s talk show isn’t clear in light of this news. According to Deadline, Clarkson’s program will air on NBC stations ahead of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in 10 of 11 markets. That same time slot is where Harvey’s talk shows — initially “Steve Harvey” and now the Los Angeles-based “Steve”— have aired.
The company distributing “Steve” has reportedly been informing stations that it will no longer handle the show. However, IMG Original Content, which produces the show, reportedly has been in introductory discussions to take the show to other stations, intending to continue on with the program.
The “Steve” and Ellen DeGeneres programs have formed an impressive daytime block on the NBC stations. They each began their new seasons this year with increases in ratings for their premieres compared against last year. “Steve” saw a 27 percent increase to an individual day rating of 1.4 when the second season debuted earlier this month.