Comedian, actor, writer, producer and director Shane Jacobson will join the Seven family for the first time in his new role as host of “Little Big Shots,” showcasing Australia’s most talented and amazing children.
Seven’s Director of Programming, Angus Ross, said: “‘Little Big Shots’ is the ultimate, feel good program. We’re delighted to welcome Shane into the Seven fold. He’s a sensational performer and the perfect fit for this family friendly show with a lot of heart.”
This version of the smash hit variety series, distributed by WBITVP, brings the total number of countries that have adopted “Little Big Shots” as their own, to over 16.
- In the UK “Little Big Shots,” hosted by Dawn French and produced by Wall to Wall, was a No. 1 launch on ITV in March.
- In Germany, ProsiebenSat1’s “Little Big Stars” launches on April 23, with Thomas Gottschalk hosting.
- “Little Big Shots’ has had successful launches in Belgium (VTM), Colombia (RCN) and Italy (Mediaset, Canale 5)
Andrew Zein, Senior Vice President, Creative, Format Development & Sales at WBITVP, said: “Since we launched ‘Little Big Shots’ just 12 months ago here at Miptv, we’ve seen channels across the world embrace this unique, entertaining and hugely successful format. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Seven and are confident that Australian audiences will enjoy the most talented, extraordinary and funny kids that ‘Little Big Shots’ will showcase there.”
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The U.S. version of “Little Big Shots” finds two of the biggest names in comedy, Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey, teaming up to showcase some of the smallest talent in a hit unscripted comedy/variety series featuring the world’s most extraordinary kids. Serving as host, multitalented entertainer, bestselling author and popular TV host Steve Harvey brings his distinctive comedic flair to showcase young musicians, singers, dancers and every form of wunderkind in the world, and goes toe to toe with them, with hilarious results. The phenomenal kids awe viewers with their talents, slay us with their cuteness and wow us with their accomplishments, showing once and for all that talent is born, not made.
“Little Big Shots” is executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Harvey, Jeff Kleeman, Gerald Washington, Robin Ashbrook, Alison Holloway, Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner. The series is produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted Television, East 112th Street Productions and A Very Good Production. The finished program is distributed around the world by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, with local production and format sales handled by Warner Bros. International Television Production.
About Warner Bros. International Television Production:
Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) produces local scripted and non-scripted programming through its network of local production operations in 16 countries across Europe, South America, Australia and New Zealand. WBITVP’s production operations are responsible for both original programming as well as local versions of formats owned and controlled by the Warner Bros. Television Group, such as “The Bachelor,” “Little Big Shots,” “500 Questions,” “Impractical Jokers” and “Who Do You Think You Are?” Where WBITVP has no local production capability, it licenses Warner Bros. formats to third parties.