*In their reporting of this story, RadarOnline starts off by saying “Cutthroat coming Steve Harvey” is ready to take advantage of Wendy Williams‘ medical situation if it causes her show to be, shall we say, pushed to the side or worse. After all, business is business.
As we’ve reported, Williams been dealing with a series of mysterious health problems that have kept her off the air since December, and sources are claiming the suits (management) are losing patience as she repeatedly delays her return. Like we said, business is business.
The report goes on to say that Harvey is not at all happy over NBC pulling the plug on his self-titled TV show in favor of former “American Idol “champ Kelly Clarkson!
Apparently, according to Radar’s “sources,” those same execs have reached out to a select few presenters who they believe could take her place, including Harvey and Nick Cannon (who’s actually subbing for Wendy today and tomorrow).
“Wendy’s fans are very particular. They didn’t take well to Don Lemon when he stepped in. He lasted just one week,” said a TV insider.
“It would take a very particular personality to step into Wendy’s shoes.
“The FOX guys see Steve as a big enough name, and word in the industry is the way he’s been treated by NBC, he feels they don’t deserve him.
“They are considering a few people who could be a ratings hit, in case Wendy needs more time to get better.”
The RadarOnline story goes on to say that if Harvey, 62, does find himself in Wendy’s 10am. FOX time slot, he could find himself going head-to-head against “The Kelly Clarkson Show” on NBC — which could quickly turn into a fierce ratings war between the rival networks!
“Steve is all about one thing — winning,” noted another entertainment insider.
“He’s not going to let Kelly come out of nowhere, steal his time slot and get an easy ride.
“If he goes back to a show run by a big network, they will pump lots of money into it — and he thinks it will get him back on top of the TV ratings.”