Steve Harvey Lands Hosting Gig Amid Uncertainty Over Talk Show

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Steve Harvey’s new year is off to a busy start.

The television personality announced this week that he’ll host the NFL Honors on Saturday, Feb. 2, just one day before Super Bowl LIII is set to take place at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

“Who’s ready for some football? Join me on Saturday, February 2 at 9pm ET/PT on CBS for the @nfl Honors,” he tweeted. “We’re honoring the NFL’s best players, performances and plays from the 2018 season. You don’t want to miss this. #NFLHonors #NFL.”

The NFL Honors is an annual awards show that first premiered in February 2012. The pre-recorded show is held the night before the Super Bowl in the game’s host city, and it airs on the network carrying that year’s event.

Past hosts include Alec Baldwin, Seth Meyers, and Keegan Michael-Kay, just to name a few stars.

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Following Harvey’s announcement, fans took to Twitter to congratulate him on the career win.

“I am not a sports fan but I am a Steve Harvey Fan,” one person tweeted. “I will be watching.”

Another fan added: “Yes Steve.. You [sic] be all over the place.. I love it.. I’ll definitely be tuning in..”

“That’s what I’m talking about!!!!” another supporter commented. “@IAmSteveHarvey you been getting blessed left and right. Whatever it is you doing. Keep doing it.”

The 62-year-old entertainer’s good news comes amid uncertainty about his talk show, Steve.

Harvey voiced his frustrations about NBC giving away the talk show’s timeslot to the upcoming Kelly Clarkson Show, stating while at the  Variety Entertainment Summit in Las Vegas on Jan. 10:  “I thought it would have been nice of them to come to me — as the only dude who’s survived [in daytime TV] for seven years — about it.”

“I gotta make announcements too,” the West Virginia native added. “It will be something real cute.”

Harvey then revealed he’s open to other platforms like Facebook, sharing: “I gotta look at it. I gotta be smart. I gotta think about it because that’s where it’s headed. It’s not in network television anymore. Syndication is dead.”

The NFL Honors will air on CBS on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 9 PM ET/PT.

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