Local Versions of Warner Bros.’s Little Big Shots Set for U.K. & Spain


LONDON/BURBANK/CANNES: Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) has sold the format rights for the Ellen DeGeneres-produced unscripted comedy/variety series Little Big Shots into the U.K. and Spain.

ITV secured the rights for the British version of the show, which has been ordered straight to series. The U.K. adaptation will be produced for ITV by Warner Bros. Television Production UK’s Wall to Wall, with CEO Leanne Klein and Head of Entertainment Andy Rowe overseeing the production. Meanwhile, WBITVP has struck an agreement with Mediaset to create a local-language version of the show in Spain. WBITVP in Spain will produce the prime-time series.

The U.S. version of Little Big Shots is executive produced by DeGeneres and Steve Harvey, who also hosts. The format showcases young musicians, singers, dancers and other gifted performers. Warner Bros. International Television Distribution handles worldwide sales of the finished tape, with local production and format sales handled by WBITVP.

Mike Darnell, president of Warner Bros. Unscripted and Alternative Television, said: “Little Big Shots is that rare show that has become an instantaneous hit and a true phenomenon in the U.S. I am incredibly excited that ITV has commissioned the show in the United Kingdom. With their amazing roster of the biggest shiny-floor productions in the country, they are truly the perfect home.”

Andrew Zein, senior VP of creative format development and sales at WBITVP, added: “With warmth, charm and laughs, Little Big Shots gives television schedules a dose of pure celebratory entertainment joy and the confidence that comes from a show of such profound success in the U.S.”