steve harvey & ellen degeneres

*Two heavyweights of the funny world, so to speak, are teaming up for a kids variety show on NBC.

Steve Harvey and Ellen DeGeneres have come together for “Little Big Shots,” described as a comedy/variety show featuring kids. It’s got the go-ahead from NBC for 8 episodes.

The series, hosted by Harvey, is part of NBC’s push in live entertainment/variety programming, which includes an annual live musical, an upcoming variety series hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, set to premiere this fall, and the just picked up third season of all-live episodes of multi-camera comedy “Undateable,” reports Deadline.

“‘Little Big Shots’ will showcase young musicians, singers, dancers and every form of wunderkind in the country, and go toe to toe with them in conversations and interviews, with hilarious results,” according to a statement.

DeGeneres, Harvey, Jeff Kleeman and Gerald Washington executive produced for Warner Horizon, Harvey’s East 112th Street Productions and DeGenees’ A Very Good Production.