Steve Harvey Replaced By Melissa McCarthy As Host Of ‘Little Big Shots’
Just days after it was confirmed that the final episode of his talk show will air next month, new reports revealed Steve Harvey also will no longer be the host of NBC’s Little Big Shots. He debuted the series, which features adorable children showcasing their talents, as host back in 2016. Harvey went on to host the show for three seasons.
Now, show execs are looking for a fresh feel. And they’ve nabbed Melissa McCarthy to step in as the new host.
Interestingly enough, the change comes just before Harvey was scheduled to get a pay upgrade for the fourth season.
NBC’s co-chairman of entertainment, Paul Telegdy, said in a statement:
“Melissa’s just an incredible performer and incredible comedian. She will bring a completely fresh perspective to it. Melissa is a strong creative force with her own ideas. Changes will be apparent.”
Meanwhile, Harvey offered up a few encouraging words while he taped the final episode of his talk show.
Reruns of his episode will play through the summer until Kelly Clarkson replaces him this September. Harvey was on the air for seven seasons.
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