The world of “Little Big Shots” is growing — literally and figuratively.
“Little Big Shots: Forever Young” — which, like the original show, is exec produced by Harvey and Ellen DeGeneres — will feature “young-at-heart” seniors who will showcase their hidden talents, vibrant personalities and incredible wisdom.
“We are excited to spotlight and celebrate the wit and wisdom of our elders,” said Paul Telegdy, president of NBC Entertainment’s alternative an reality group. “We can’t wait to see Steve Harvey in action with these incredibly vigorous and energetic seniors as they give him a run for his money with their unique talents, dynamic personalities and irresistible charms.”
Mike Darnell, president of Warner Bros. unscripted and alternative television, who oversees “Little Big Shots” studio Warner Horizon Television, commented: “The idea of doing a follow-up to ‘Little Big Shots’ focusing on seniors struck us as a no-brainer. Just like the kids, they have insane skills that will amaze and surprise you — not to mention the often hysterical (and sometimes shocking) things they say. As good a host as Steve Harvey is, he may have finally met his match with this incredible set of elder statesmen.”
The flagship “Little Big Shots,” which aired this spring, features pint-sized contestants who demonstrate their skills as dancers, singers, musicians and more. The series became reality TV’s hottest hit, averaging 13 million viewers for its freshman season. By episode no. 2, NBC renewed “Little Big Shots” for Season 2. Harvey also nabbed an Emmy nomination for outstanding host of a reality competition.
“Little Big Shots: Forever Young” will be executive produced by DeGeneres, Harvey, Jeff Kleeman, Gerald Washington, Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner. DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Harvey’s East 112th Street Productions will produce with Warner Horizon.