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Little Big Shots is an American variety television series. Co-created and produced by Steve Harvey and Ellen DeGeneres, with Harvey serving as host, the series features children demonstrating talents and engaging in conversation with Harvey. The series was ordered by NBC in May 2015 for an eight-episode first season,[1] which premiered on March 8, 2016.

Little Big Shots
Little Big Shots logo.png
GenreTalent show
Created by
Creative director(s)Russell Norman
Presented bySteve Harvey (2016—2018)
Melissa McCarthy (2020—present)
Music byJoshua Atchley
Bleeding Fingers Music
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes34
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production location(s)Television City
Hollywood, California
Running time44 minutes
Production company(s)East 112th Street Productions
A Very Good Production
Warner Horizon Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkNBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseMarch 8, 2016 (2016-03-08) –
present
Chronology
Related showsLittle Big Shots: Forever Young
External links
Website

On March 14, 2016, NBC renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on March 5, 2017.[2][3] The series has since been renewed for third season, which premiered on March 18, 2018.[4] A special holiday episode aired in December 2018. In May 2019, nearly a year after the third season finished airing, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a fourth season and that Melissa McCarthy would be replacing Harvey as the new host.

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
19March 8, 2016 (2016-03-08)May 8, 2016 (2016-05-08)
213March 5, 2017 (2017-03-05)June 14, 2017 (2017-06-14)
3127March 18, 2018 (2018-03-18)April 29, 2018 (2018-04-29)
5June 14, 2018 (2018-06-14)July 12, 2018 (2018-07-12)
SpecialDecember 12, 2018 (2018-12-12)

Season 1 (2016)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
series
Title [5]Original air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Little Bruce Lee"March 8, 2016 (2016-03-08)10112.81[6]
22"Little Boy Blue"March 13, 2016 (2016-03-13)10315.00[7]
33"I'm Not a Princess"March 20, 2016 (2016-03-20)10513.32[8]
44"A One, Two Punch"March 27, 2016 (2016-03-27)10410.57[9]
55"Little Piece of Heavenly"April 3, 2016 (2016-04-03)10211.33[10]
66"The Karate Kid"April 10, 2016 (2016-04-10)10612.27[11]
77"Little Piano Man"April 17, 2016 (2016-04-17)10710.66[12]
88"The Idiom of Love"May 1, 2016 (2016-05-01)10810.10[13]
99"Top 10 Moments"May 8, 2016 (2016-05-08)1097.57[14]

Season 2 (2017)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
series
Title [5]Original air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
101"We're Back"March 5, 2017 (2017-03-05)20111.72[15]
112"Little Barber Shop"March 12, 2017 (2017-03-12)20210.12[16]
123"New Sheriff in Town"March 19, 2017 (2017-03-19)2039.58[17]
134"The Princess and the Hot Dog"March 26, 2017 (2017-03-26)2049.81[18]
145"Tugging on the Harp Strings"April 2, 2017 (2017-04-02)2058.65[19]
156"Tiny Dancer"April 9, 2017 (2017-04-09)2068.76[20]
167"The Snail Whisperer"April 23, 2017 (2017-04-23)2078.40[21]
178"Bend It Like Bella"April 30, 2017 (2017-04-30)2088.89[22]
189"Little Big Steppers"May 7, 2017 (2017-05-07)2097.97[23]
1910"Memory Lane"May 14, 2017 (2017-05-14)2107.34[24]
2011"Little Big News"May 31, 2017 (2017-05-31)2117.45[25]
2112"The Magic Johnsons"June 7, 2017 (2017-06-07)2127.04[26]
2213"The Grande Finale"June 14, 2017 (2017-06-14)2137.29[27]

Season 3 (2018)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
series
Title [5]Original air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
231"Third Time's a Charm"March 18, 2018 (2018-03-18)3016.00[28]
242"We're in La La Land"March 18, 2018 (2018-03-18)3027.54[28]
253"Eggcellent Eggsperiment"March 25, 2018 (2018-03-25)3035.97[29]
264"Little Miss Sunshine"April 8, 2018 (2018-04-08)3046.67[30]
275"Beauty and the Steve"April 15, 2018 (2018-04-15)3055.66[31]
286"Too Many Chefs"April 22, 2018 (2018-04-22)3065.93[32]
297"Tour De Harvey"April 29, 2018 (2018-04-29)3076.04[33]
308"Little Ninja Warrior"June 14, 2018 (2018-06-14)3085.68[34]
319"Give Us S'mores"June 21, 2018 (2018-06-21)3095.62[35]
3210"Sreveosaurus Rex"June 28, 2018 (2018-06-28)3105.96[36]
3311"Brotherly Love"July 5, 2018 (2018-07-05)3116.51[37]
3412"Double the Fun"July 12, 2018 (2018-07-12)3125.84[38]

Special (2018)Edit

Title [5]Original air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
"Little Big Holiday Special"December 12, 2018 (2018-12-12)5.20[39]

ReceptionEdit

RatingsEdit

The series premiered as a "preview" after The Voice with more than 12 million viewers, it then premiered in its regular Sunday at 8:00 PM timeslot on March 13, 2016 and it proved to be a hit for NBC with more than 15 million viewers.[6][7]

Season Time slot (ET/PT) Episodes Season premiere Season finale TV season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Date Viewers
(in millions)
Date Viewers
(in millions)
1 Tuesday 10:00 pm (Premiere)
Sunday 8:00 pm
9 March 8, 2016 12.81[6] May 8, 2016 7.57[14] 2015–16 #13 12.39[40]
2 Sunday 8:00 pm (1-10)
Wednesday 8:00 pm (11-13)
13 March 5, 2017 11.72[15] June 14, 2017 7.29[27] 2016–17 #25 10.32[41]
3 Sunday 7:00 pm (Premiere)
Sunday 8:00 pm (1-7)
Thursday 8:00 pm (8-12)
12 March 18, 2018 6.00[28] July 12, 2018 5.84[42] 2017–18 #57 7.18[43]

Forever YoungEdit

In September 2016, NBC ordered a senior-focused spin-off, Little Big Shots: Forever Young, which premiered on June 21, 2017[44][45] and aired for 6 episodes.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Association Category Nominee(s) Result Source
2016 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program Steve Harvey Nominated
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series Little Big Shots Nominated [46]

International versionsEdit

Country/language Local title Host Channel Date aired/premiered
  Arab World Little Big Stars نجوم صغار Ahmed Helmy MBC1 November 16, 2018
  Armenia Մեծ փոքրիկներ Hrant Tokhatyan Shant TV March 11, 2018
  Australia Little Big Shots Shane Jacobson Seven Network August 27, 2017
  Belgium Little Big Shots Nathalie Meskens VTM September 2, 2016
  China 神奇的孩子 Xie Na Hunan Television February 3, 2017
  Colombia Grandes Chicos Andrés López Canal RCN March 8, 2016
  France Little Big Stars: Le Grand Show des Petits Cyril Hanouna C8 January 22, 2018[47]
  Germany Little Big Stars Thomas Gottschalk Sat.1 April 23, 2017[48]
  Indonesia Little Big Shots Tora Sudiro (season 1)
Irfan Hakim (season 2)
GTV October 6, 2017[49]
  Israel הם גדולים Eli Yatzpan Keshet 12 December 14, 2017
  Italy Little Big Show Gerry Scotti Canale 5 December 13, 2016[50]
  Netherlands Little Big Stars Najib Amhali RTL 4 September 8, 2017[51]
  Philippines Little Big Shots Billy Crawford ABS-CBN August 12, 2017
  Russia Лучше всех! Maksim Galkin Channel One November 6, 2016
  Spain Little Big Show Carlos Sobera Telecinco December 29, 2017[52]
  Thailand Little Big Shots ตัวเล็ก...โชว์ใหญ่ Note Chernyim

(Season 1)

Channel 3 2018
  Ukraine Круче всех Andrey Domansky, Andrey Danilevich Inter September 10, 2017
  United Kingdom Little Big Shots Dawn French ITV March 1, 2017
  Vietnam Mặt Trời Bé Con Lại Văn Sâm VTV3 September 9, 2017

See alsoEdit

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