NBC Orders New Season of 'The Sing-Off' to Air During the Holidays

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March 20th, 2013

The Sing-Off

via press release:

NBC HITS THE HIGH NOTES AS IT RETURNS POPULAR A CAPPELLA COMPETITION SHOW ‘THE SING-OFF’ AS NEW SERIES DURING HOLIDAYS

 

 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – March 20, 2013 – NBC has picked up the popular a cappella competition show “The Sing-Off” for a new series commitment as a holiday strip over several nights later this year, it was announced today by Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC.

 

"To all of the loyal fans of 'The Sing-Off' who asked us to bring the show back - we heard you loud and clear! No other singing competition so genuinely showcases the unique talents and creative camaraderie of the best a cappella singers in the country, putting 'The Sing Off' into a class of its own. The distinctive sounds and boundless spirit of these groups make the perfect soundtrack for the holidays," said Telegdy.

 

"The Sing-Off" originally premiered in December 2009 as a five-night event and became a weekly series in 2011.

 

“‘The Sing-Off’ showcases great talent and a musical form I love,” says executive producer Mark Burnett of One Three Media, which will be producing the series this year. “It’s very special, and we’re excited to be involved.”

 

The program showcases the country’s top a cappella groups performing popular songs like viewers have never heard them before. As before, “The Sing-Off” has no lip-synching, back-up bands or safety net. They are singing with dreams of walking away with the ultimate prize -- a recording contract and $100,000. The host and a team of celebrity judges who will critique the singing groups will be named later.

 

"The Sing-Off" is produced by One Three Media (a Hearst/Mark Burnett company) along with Outlaw Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television. Mark Burnett (NBC’s “The Voice”) is the executive producer. Deb Newmyer and Sam Weisman also are executive producers.

 

 

 

 
  • Kate

    Are the judges staying the same?!

  • Ryan Schwartz

    Smart! Something consistent to plug between VOICE and Olympics!

  • Baqinardo

    I love the show. Their S3 winner, Pentatonix is the best!!!

    I hope the judges are the same.
    But according to Shawn’s tweet, he’ll be back. Also host Nick Lachey.
    Dont know about Sara B and Ben Folds tho.

  • Kavyn

    I just hope they can get the season 3 judging team back. I really enjoyed Sarah Bareilles and Ben Folds on my television. Shawn was great too. Nick Lachey was alright, but I’ll gladly take him over Mario Lopez any day.

    I’m really stoked about this news. I loved season 3 of the Sing Off and was so upset when they decided not to renew it.

  • PurpleDrazi

    This was the only singing competition I could stand to watch. It really was all about the singing and the judges were great; Intelligent, knowledgeable about music, and plesant to listen to.

    It will never do well outside of a holiday special but I’m glad to have it back on my TV.

  • Ashley

    I wonder who the judges will be. I watched the first season and that’s it. So many singing competition but I admit I do enjoy The Voice until last season when Cassaddee won. Still debating whether to watch this season. The show really pushed for Cassadde to win last year and it was obviously and annoying.

  • Guardian Owl

    My sister loves this show and was unhappy when it was canceled, this will make her day.

  • TVMAN

    NBC: The talent show Network! The Voice (double dose), Americas got talent, now Sing Off! Yay for cheap programming..

  • senor chang

    I WILL BE THERE. Best singing competition show.

  • CookyMonzta

    @PurpleDrazi
    Posted March 20, 2013 at 11:03 AM
    “This was the only singing competition I could stand to watch. It really was all about the singing and the judges were great; Intelligent, knowledgeable about music, and plesant to listen to.

    “It will never do well outside of a holiday special but I’m glad to have it back on my TV.”

    DINGDINGDINGDING!!! As the only show to be genuinely concerned about the contenders and their performances, I wonder how many viewers they will peel from Idol, should they be televised during Idol’s broadcasts. Since they drew, on average, about 4 million viewers in the fall of 2011, the number of viewers they suck dry from Idol will be quite small. But what if that small drain from Idol is big enough to put it greater danger of drawing fewer than 10 million for any of its telecasts?

  • David Howell

    Looks like NBC aren’t going to try a DoND stripped launch of a game show this year then. It didn’t work the last two years in fairness (although Who’s Still Standing was a decent leadoff for Mondays in January, and I maintain that if it had been produced and edited even adequately it’d have earned renewal).

    This is a better use of The Sing-Off at least.

    TVMAN: and don’t forget the bizarre singing/DoND hybrid The Winner Is…, which tapes next week for presumably a summer series!

  • The Whiz

    I be lov’n me some acapella….

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