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When Does ‘Little Big Shots’ Return?

Updated February 23, 2020
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‘Little Big Shots’ is an American talent show created by Steve Harvey and Ellen DeGeneres, directed by Russell Norman and executive produced by DeGeneres and Harvey, alongside Jeff Kleeman, Gerald Washington, Alison Holloway, Robin Ashbrook, Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin, and Andy Lassner.

The series is produced in association with East 112th Street Productions, Warner Horizon Television, and A Very Good Production Company, starring Harvey who serves as the host. The American talent show has released three seasons till now, spanning 34 episodes in total, wrapping up with its third installment in 2018.

Featuring some of the cutest, most talented tiny tots, the reality tv show was developed into a spinoff by NBC, titled ‘Little Big Shots: Forever Young’ that premiered on June 21, 2017. The original series was an addition to NBC’s Sunday line-up and it proved to be a huge hit for the network, garnering viewerships exceeding 15 million. With high ratings on IMDB, it also received nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards and NAACP Image Awards.

After wrapping up with this third season, ‘Little Big Shots’ was renewed for yet another installment. Here’s all we know about ‘Little Big Shots’ season 4.

Little Big Shots Season 4 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘Little Big Shots’ season 3 premiered on NBC on March 18, 2018, at 7/6c, after which it moved to its regular timeslot at 8/7c from March 25, 2018, onwards, every Sunday. It wrapped up with its 12th episode on July 12, 2018. Showcasing a bunch of unsurpassed, unique kids from all over the US and the globe, this feel-good, family-friendly series, features the host engaging in hilarious conversations and interviews with gifted children.

‘Little Big Shots’ opened to huge success on the network, garnering massive ratings and viewership numbers. However, across the seasons, the numbers dropped a bit — with the third season averaging a 0.82 rating in the 18-49 demographic and gathering 6.05 million viewers. If you compare the figures to the second season, they are down by 41% and 30%, respectively.

But still, we have some good news for fans. ‘Little Big Shots’ will indeed be making a comeback on NBC, featuring a new host, Melissa McCarthy. And according to reliable sources, ‘Little Big Shots’ season 4 is set to release on February 24, 2020.

Who’s the Host of Little Big Shots?

The TV show is hosted by American comedian, producer, television host, radio personality, author and actor, Steve Harvey. Apart from this, Harvey is also the author of books like ‘Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find and Keep a Man’ and ‘Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man’. However, in season 4, Harvey will be replaced by Melissa McCarthy as the new host.

What is Little Big Shots About?

In ‘Little Big Shots’, host Steve Harvey invites children from across the globe to give them a platform to showcase their talent in the presence of a live audience. The show includes acts from talented kids, ranging from a soap-bubble artist to a golf prodigy, pint-sized aerialist, and the world’s strongest kid. It also features young masters in astronomy, archaeology, and mathematics.

A children’s talent show, the first three seasons of ‘Little Big Shots’ follow Harvey as he holds entertaining discussions with his tiny yet gifted guests. We meet children who are extremely talented in music such as pop, opera, country, and classical. They are also well-versed in instruments like the ukulele, drums, piano, and others. Additionally, the show throws the limelight on kids who have become sensations across the Intenet through viral videos. There are loads of fun, comedy, and surprises as Harvey interacts with phenomenal children from all over the globe. In season 3, we not only meet kids from the United States but also see talented children from other nations including Ethiopia, India, Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Germany, England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the Philippines.

Season 4, hosted by Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actress, comedian, and producer Melissa McCarthy, brings in an all-new, fresh touch to the popular talent show. She introduces some of the most amazing tiny tots from America and beyond, who demonstrate the awesome things they are so skilled at. As per NBC, “From brainy little whiz kids to mini virtuosos, it’s going to be an exciting, inspiring and adorable time for all! And with the invincible pairing of Ellen and Melissa – two of the funniest, most talented women in Hollywood – at the helm, kids who defy the odds, reject stereotypes and conquer their dreams will give us a peek at what today’s cutest – and tomorrow’s biggest – talents look like!”

Little Big Shots Trailer

You can check out one of the official premiere trailers from ‘Little Big Shots’ season 3 below. For recent clips and videos, you can also head to the show’s official website.

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