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Two of the biggest names in comedy, Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey, have teamed up to showcase some of the smallest talent in "Little Big Shots", a new comedy/variety series for NBC featuring the world's most talented and extraordinary kids. The network has ordered eight hour-long episodes of the show, hosted by Harvey, from Warner Horizon Television. In "Little Big Shots", Harvey will showcase young musicians, singers, dancers and every form of wunderkind in the country, and go toe to toe with them in conversations and interviews, with hilarious results. From pint-size breakdancers to 5-year-old piano virtuosos, these gifted performers will awe the nation with their talents, slay us with their cuteness and wow us with their accomplishments. These phenomenal kids show us once and for all that talent is born, not made.On March 14, 2016, NBC renewed the series for a second season, with an order of thirtheen more hour-long episodes.
The unhurried nature of the series is predicated on having the children (all under age 8 in the premiere) chat with Harvey before showing off their skills, which for the most part are pretty impressive.... Harvey can be an acquired taste, but he’s well suited to this slight vehicle.Variety Full Review
The comedian [Steve Harvey] is affable enough, but his shtick gets old quickly. He spends most of the time mugging for the camera and mocking his own stupidity.The Hollywood Reporter Full Review