Melissa McCarthy Replaces Steve Harvey as “Little Big Shots” Host

Melissa McCarthy. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (10047405hu)

NBC’s Little Big Shots has a new host. 

Multiple outlets confirm that Melissa McCarthy is to replace Steve Harvey as the host of the unscripted talent competition for kids. The series, which hails from Warner Horizon Television and Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production banner is set to return to NBC for its fourth season. 

“Melissa’s just an incredible performer and incredible comedian,” NBC’s co-chairman of entertainment Paul Telegdy said in a statement. He added that the 48-year-old funny woman “will bring a completely fresh perspective to it. “Melissa is a strong creative force with her own ideas. Changes will be apparent.”

Fans should also expect a number of format changes: “Shows always go through an evolution and I know Meredith and the team in our Alternative division will come up with all sorts of fun ways to evolve the creative of the show because we feel that Melissa is a strong creative force with her own ideas about what the show should look like and changes will be apparent.”

No word yet on when the next season will debut.