Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy will take over as host of the show little big things, which spotlights kids with unique and outstanding talents. She replaces Steve Harvey, who hosted the show’s first three seasons.
NBC’s co-chairman of entertainment Paul Telegdy said in a statement, “Melissa’s just an incredible performer and incredible comedian,” adding that the mother of two, 48, “will bring a completely fresh perspective to it.”
He added “Everyone around here is just incredibly excited to have [McCarthy] at NBC,”
“Melissa is a strong creative force with her own ideas. Changes will be apparent,”
Little Big Shots aired its third season in summer 2018, with a holiday special following in December. The show was a breakout hit in its first season, and although it’s cooled some in subsequent years it has remained a solid performer. The third season averaged about 7.2 million viewers, including a week of delayed viewing.
Season four of the show is set to air on Sunday nights in early 2020