Melissa McCarthy Set To Replace Steve Harvey As Host Of NBC's Little Big Shots
Melissa McCarthy To Succeed Steve Harvey As The Presenter Of ‘Little Big Shots’ As Variety Show Scores Fourth Season On NBC
Steve Harvey has been hosting the NBC’s, Little Big Shots for the past three seasons.
But it seems the children variety show is giving its program a full makeover.
It was just announced that Melissa McCarthy will take over the vacant slot of Little Big Shots as its host when the show returns for its fourth season next year.
The news was announced as part of the network’s complete 2019/2020 schedule.
'Melissa’s just an incredible performer and incredible comedian…[she] will bring a completely fresh perspective to it,' said the NBC’s co-chairman of entertainment, Paul Telegdy.
“Melissa is a strong creative force with her own ideas,” Telegdy added. 'Changes will be apparent.'
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The tabloid noted NBC's 'renewed focus on comedy,' and 'Sundays will showcase a great new line-up focused on bringing women to the night.'
There's no exact date scheduled for the show's return, but the reports said the show will kick off on Sunday's following the new season of football next year at 8 p.m.
Amidst the hiatus, American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson’s show is set to step into that time slot.
On Saturday, Variety reported, "The Kelly Clarkson Show" will air this autumn, as the 37-year-old singer's new venture will premiere during what was previously Harvey's timeframe.
According to an outlet, Harvey's final new broadcast completed its filming this past Thursday and the show is now set to hit the air in June as NBC owned and operated stations will televise its reruns until September.
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Previously on January, the talk show host revealed at the Variety Entertainment Summit that he was quite unhappy with the chain of events which ultimately messed with his programme’s schedule.
As such the 62-year-old reality star said, 'I thought I was [returning] until they made an announcement a couple of weeks ago that they wanted to give Kelly Clarkson the owned and operated NBC Networks, and that's my slot. I don't know if it sold - it's not selling as they thought.'
He also went on to admit that he would have appreciated for NBC to reveal the news to him personally, instead of finding out about in the press, like everybody else.