Things have started to go left in the life of Steve Harvey. Just last week, Steve’s talk show was canceled after 6 seasons. And today it’s being announced that he’s sacked from another big hosting gig – Little Big Shots.
According to my sources, Steve’s’s been officially removed as host of NBC’s unscripted series “Little Big Shots.” Steve Harvey will be replaced with Melissa McCarthy as emcee of the talent competition for kids.
Steve hosted the first three seasons of the show, which is executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres.
“Little Big Shots” last aired on NBC in July 2018. NBC executives said the show was in for a “brand refresh” as McCarthy takes over. “Little Big Shots” is scheduled to return to NBC’s Sunday 8 p.m. slot after the end of football season next winter.
A source said, “Melissa’s just an incredible performer and incredible comedian and she will bring a completely fresh perspective to it adding that the mother of two, 48, “will bring a completely fresh perspective to it.”
“Melissa is a strong creative force with her own ideas. Changes will be apparent,” the source added.
Although an exact date for the series’ return has not been announced, the show will begin airing again at 8 p.m. on Sunday nights after the end of football season next winter.
NBC, owned by NBC Universal is that same company that distributed Steve’s syndicated daytime talk show, “Steve.”
Steve still has one job left, he’s still the host of Family Feud. At least he is for now . . .