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Steve Harvey replaced by Melissa McCarthy as ‘Little Big Shots’ host


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Miss USA 2017 Kára McCullough may not have won Miss Universe, but she won our hearts with this awesome response to pageant host Steve Harvey.
USA TODAYSteve Harvey is out of another hosting gig. The comedian, 62, is being replaced by Melissa McCarthy as the host of NBC’s “Little Big Shots,” just days after NBC canceled his daytime talk show “Steve.”Harvey, who was the fifth highest-paid TV host in 2018, has anchored “Little Big Shots” since the reality show premiered in March 2016. But the peacock network is hoping for a “completely fresh perspective” with McCarthy, 48. “It’s a real refresh for a brand that has done very well for us,” said Paul Telegdy, co-chair of NBC Entertainment. “Melissa’s just an incredible performer and incredible comedian.”Harvey, who co-created and produced “Little Big Shots” alongside Ellen DeGeneres, received an Emmy nomination for the series in 2016.Steve Harvey regrets on-air feud with Mo’Nique:’I’ve got to slow down when I’m talking’Steve Harvey is out as host of “Little Big Shots.” He’s being replaced by actress Melissa McCarthy. (Photo: Cindy Ord, Getty Images)The news comes days after NBC axed Harvey’s eponymous syndicated talk show. Variety reports that original episodes of “Steve” will run until June. The outlet says Harvey’s show will be replaced with “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” the “American Idol” alum’s music-infused syndicated talk show that premieres on NBC this fall. USA TODAY has reached out to Harvey’s rep for comment.Contributing: The Associated PressRelated: Singer Kelly Clarkson will get to display chat skills on new weekday talk showAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext Slide Read or Share this story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2019/05/14/steve-harvey-replaced-melissa-mccarthy-little-big-shots-host/1195928001/

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