'The Big Stage' season 1: Release date, hosts, plot, trailer and everything you need to know about CW's non-competitive variety talent show

'The Big Stage' season 1: Release date, hosts, plot, trailer and everything you need to know about CW's non-competitive variety talent show

With reality shows having taken the entertainment industry by storm, it is no surprise that a new one pops up on the screen every other day. Joining the league of talent oriented reality shows like 'America's Got Talent' (AGT) and 'The X Factor' is The CW's 'The Big Stage', which is set to premiere on June 7.

From first looks, the variety talent show looks a lot like AGT, but here's the catch: the show will be absolutely non-competitive! So basically, talented performers will get their shot at showcasing their skills on the titular big stage and bask in the glory of the exposure and the reception the audience gives them without having to worry about numbers.

Release date

‘The Big Stage’ season 1 premieres on The CW on June 7, 2019, at 9 pm. It debuts with two 30-minute episodes that are set to air back to back on the same night. 


The show will focus on a variety of exceptionally talented artists and offer them a chance to exhibit their skills to the world. Talents like singing, stand-up routines, acrobatics and aerial dance, along with a wide range of other acts will be showcased on the show. As the show is not a competition, the 44 seasoned participants will entertain a studio audience using their talents in singing, juggling, ventriloquism, comedy, animal mimicry, etc. The show will also feature acts by VMO, Lina Liu, Sara & Hero, Myra Kramer and Elizabeth Fraley, and W.O.W. Las Vegas.


Elizabeth Stanton and James Maslow will be hosting the debut season of ‘The Big Stage’. Stanton is popular for her own travel show, ‘Elizabeth Stanton’s Great Big World’, that ran nationwide on FOX's affiliate channels from 2011 to 2019 for six seasons. Stanton is also a celebrity spokesperson for Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and has appeared in shows like ‘This Just In’ and ‘The Agency’.

Maslow is an actor, singer, and songwriter known for his work in Nickelodeon’s hit show and musical comedy, ‘Big Time Rush’. He has participated in other reality shows such as ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ and his acting performances include ‘Wolf Hound’, ’48 Hours To Live’, ‘Bachelor Lions’, ‘It Happened One Valentines’, ‘Lifetime’s Room For Murder’, and ‘Seeds of Yesterday’.

Elizabeth Stanton (L) and James Maslow (R) are set to host the debut season of 'The Big Stage'. (Getty images)



The CW has released an official sneak peek for the debut season of ‘The Big Stage’ and by the looks of it, we are in for a joyride! Check out the clip below:



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