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Who Are Buddy & Regan on 'Little Big Shots'?

Tonight is the season 8 premiere of Little Big Shots on NBC, and fans will meet the adorable duo of Buddy and Reagan the Labradoodle.

It's possible you've already heard of the pair; they have over 300,000 followers on Instagram and that number will likely rise tonight. The duo will be joined by grandmother Sandi Swiridoff, Reagan's owner, on the stage this evening. In a recent interview with Oregon Live, Swiridoff shared, "We were asked to go on 'Little Big Shots' because of the 'Reagandoodle' Instagram."


According to the outlet, Reagan and Buddy are the same age and had a great time filming the show. Swiridoff tells Oregon Live, "We got to stay near Hollywood, and live the dream for a whole week... Reagan loved it, he's such a poser, he's such a ham in front of the camera. He loved every second of it."

Kari and Zach Lewis fostered Buddy beginning with he was 11 months old. His adoption was formalized in December 2017. If you visit Reagan's Instagram, you'll find the link to the Reagandoodle website, where you can buy Reagandoodle and Little Budy 2018 Calendars.

The pair has raised over $24,000 through calendar sales, with proceeds going to Foster Parents' Night Out and Embrace Oregon.

The Show Is in Its Third Season

Little Big Shots premiered on March 14, 2016, on NBC. The second season debuted in 2017. The show is hosted by Steve Harvey, and co-produced by Harvey and Ellen DeGeneres.

Along with Litlte Big Shots, Harvey hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Family Feud, and Steve Harvey's Funderdome. The TV host and comedian also penned the book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. He has won five day-time Emmys and 14 NAACP Image Awards.

According to TV Series Announcements, Little Big Shots was one of NBC's highest rated shows for its first season. Ratings for season 2, however, dropped by more than 30%.

The official announcement for tonight's premiere reads, "NBC’s hit series “Little Big Shots” returns for season three on Sunday, March 18 (7-9 p.m., its normal 8-9 p.m. timeslot begins March 25) with more talented and unique kids from all over the U.S. and the world. Steve Harvey hosts the feel-good, family-friendly series, executive produced by Harvey and Ellen DeGeneres, and goes toe to with them in hilarious conversations and interviews."