NBC to Renew Little Big Shots

lbsNBC has renewed its new hit show “Little Big Shots” for a second season. The series comes from executive producers Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey, who also hosts the show.

Little Big Shots” showcases young performers, from musicians, singers and dancers from around the globe.

“I’ve been amazed at how smart and talented these kids are,” said Harvey. “They may be small in stature, but they’re giants in what they’re able to do.” “I am so excited there’s going to be a second season of ‘Little Big Shots,’” said DeGeneres. “It’s such a great family show, and when it’s over you won’t have to explain what happens in the ‘fantasy suite.’”

Said Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment: “Congrats to both Steve and Ellen for bringing these adorable kids to our attention and watching them flourish. We couldn’t be more excited about ordering a second season and having a national audience admire the remarkable feats of these exceptional children.”

Mike Darnell, President, Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television, said: “‘Little Big Shots’ is that rare show that starts out as a good idea and then, somewhere along the way, turns into a bit of magic. The incredible combination of Steve Harvey, Ellen DeGeneres and amazing kids is irresistible — fun, funny, and insanely family-friendly. I am incredibly proud of this production, and it’s nice to see that the right alternative concept at the right time can still attract a huge audience.”

Sunday’s regular-timeslot premiere of “Little Big Shots” averaged a 2.8 rating, 9 share in adults 18-49 and 14.8 million viewers overall in “live plus same day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research, making it NBC’s most-watched Sunday regularly-scheduled entertainment program (excluding post-Super Bowl shows) since March 2005.

The Tuesday, March 8 preview of “Little Big Shots” averaged a 2.9 rating 10 share in adults 18-49 and 12.8 million viewers overall, making it the highest-rated alternative series premiere or preview on any network in 18-49 since Fox’s “The X-Factor” in September 2011.

Steve Harvey is also the host of the syndicated game show Family Feud and his own talk show Steve Harvey.