<span>Q: Why can't I find new episodes of "The Steve Harvey Show" anymore?</span>

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Adam Thomlison / TV Media

I think you're already expecting the answer you're about to get, but you probably don't know about all the hard feelings that resulted from the cancellation of "The Steve Harvey Show."

Cancellations are usually pretty reserved affairs. Broadcasters sometimes don't mention them at all -- it's up to journalists and fans to get the message when new schedules are released with no mention of the canceled show. And when the stars who have lost their jobs say anything, it's usually just a few comforting words about how much they enjoyed the experience and how excited they are for what's next.

But, not for the first time in his life, Steve Harvey isn't following the script.

The official cancellation of "The Steve Harvey Show" came in May, with industry pundits saying it was dropped to make room for a new talk show hosted by pop star Kelly Clarkson. But months earlier, Harvey already suspected the end was coming, and he wasn't afraid to talk about it.

He was a headline speaker at a major entertainment biz conference in January, and he said then that NBC was going to drop his show in favor of Clarkson's. He also said that he wasn't happy about how it went down.

"I thought it would've been nice of them to come to me -- as being the only dude that's survived [in daytime TV] for them for seven years -- and say, 'Steve, we're thinking about doing this.' But no, they just made an announcement. So when you do that, I gotta make announcements, too."

He made one more announcement about it, this time on Instagram, the day before his final episode. The message this time was a little more positive.

"Your life ain't nothing but a book … I got my finger on the corner of the page. All I'm doing is I'm about to turn it."


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