U.S. broadcaster NBC has greenlit a grown-up spin-off of the Steve Harvey-hosted primetime smash hit Little Big Shots (pictured).
Little Big Shots: Forever Young will again feature Harvey as host, this time introducing young-at-heart seniors who will showcase their hidden talents, vibrant personalities and wisdom to American audiences.
The variety offshoot will be produced by Warner Horizon Television, Harvey’s East 112th Street Productions and Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production. It will be exec produced by DeGeneres and Harvey.
The flagship series showcases the talents of young performers and its premiere earlier this year, with The Voice as its lead-in, was the highest-rated alternative series premiere in more than six years among total viewers. It also served as NBC’s most watched alternative new series in more than 10 years, since the premiere of Deal or No Deal in 2005.
“The idea of doing a follow-up to Little Big Shots focusing on seniors struck us as a no-brainer,” said Mike Darnell, president of Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television, in a statement. “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.”