Betty White Steals the Show With a Big Surprise on ‘Little Big Shots: Forever Young’ (VIDEO)
A year after NBC introduced America to tiny talents on Little Big Shots, the fun expands to include spectacular senior citizens in this summer’s new series Little Big Shots: Forever Young. In the charming spinoff, young-at-heart seniors showcase their hidden talents, vibrant personalities and incredible wisdom to host Steve Harvey, a live studio audience and all of America.
Executive producer Alison Holloway, who has also worked on the NBC hits America’s Got Talent and Little Big Shots, explains that the stars of the new series range in age from their late 50s to over a century old.
“We have two 103-year-olds featured on our show,” marvels Holloway. “One is a singer and another is an internet sensation.” Holloway is also excited to showcase a gymnast who, at the age of 91, is the world’s oldest; a swing dancer still cutting a rug in her 90s; and a blues guitarist “who will stop you in your tracks.”
And in this heartwarming exclusive clip from the series premiere, 80-year-old dancer Arthur gets a surprise from TV legend Betty White, who had given him his first TV break.
Some of the other talents viewers will meet in the series premiere include a 72-year-old Floridian, who spent 40 years working as a plumber and now sings opera; and Grammy Award-winning gospel singer and pastor Shirley Caesar (Durham, N.C.), whose sermon, “You Name It Challenge,” was a viral hit and has now been mixed and remixed thousands of times, by everyone from Snoop Dogg to Chris Brown. Other Golden Girls and Boys that we’ll meet this season range in age from 60 to over 103; and each proves that age is just a number.
Holloway says, “This show celebrates that 80 is the new 40,” and shares that age won’t slow down the stars of Little Big Shots: Forever Young. “They are more vibrant, more exciting, more dynamic, more able to do stuff than people who are in their 50s!”
Little Big Shots: Forever Young, Wednesdays beginning June 21 at 8/7c, NBC