NBC has announced that the Little Big Shots TV show has been renewed for a fourth season but Steve Harvey won’t be returning to host the program. He’s being replaced by comedienne Melissa McCarthy. It’s unclear why the change is being made but the announcement comes on the heels of the news that Harvey’s daytime talk show, Steve, has been cancelled.
A children’s talent show, the first three seasons of Little Big Shots featured Harvey having light-hearted chats with gifted little ones, who exhibit a wide range of talents. Season three acts included a soap bubble artist, pint-sized aerialists, a golf prodigy, and the world’s strongest kid. Also featured are young experts in astronomy, mathematics, and archaeology. There are also musically gifted children, performing everything from pop to opera and country to classical, and on instruments that include the ukulele, drums, piano, more.
The series was once a big success in the ratings for the peacock network but those numbers diminished quite a bit over the three seasons. The third season of Little Big Shots averaged a 0.82 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.05 million viewers. Compared to season two, that’s down by 41% and 30%, respectively. Season three finished airing in December.
Season four of Little Big Shots is expected to air as part of the 2019-20 season. It’s not on the fall schedule.
There’s been no official word on the fate of the senior citizen version of the series, Little Big Shots: Forever Young, but it’s presumed to have been cancelled. The last episode aired in July 2017.
What do you think? Do you like the Big Little Shots TV show on NBC? Will you be watching the fourth season with a new host?