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Upfronts ’15: Pop goes a cappella with “Sing It On”

The John Legend-produced docuseries Sing It On (pictured) is among the unscripted titles on the newly rebranded TV Guide Network's 2015/2016 slate.
April 9, 2015

An a capella singing competition from producer John Legend and projects from Gail Berman and Nigel Lythgoe are among the titles on U.S. cable network Pop’s 2015/2016 programming and development slates.

The newly rebranded TV Guide Network is planning to premiere more than 300 hours of original programming this year including Sing It On (pictured), billed as a “real-life Pitch Perfect docuseries” about collegiate a cappella groups, which premieres on May 13. Core Media and musician John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co. are producing.

Other unscripted shows set to premiere this spring and summer on Pop include Don’t Blink, about underground street musicians; the previously announced Queens of Drama from Thinkfactory Media; and Big Brother After Dark, a late-night companion series to CBS’ Big Brother.

The Peacock Alley Productions reality sitcom Unusually Thicke starring actor Alan Thicke and his family will debut in the summer and season two, which is in production, will air in the fall.

Other returning series include Rock This Boat, a Jarrett Creative Group-produced docuseries that takes viewers on board the New Kids on the Block cruise ship; and The Story Behind, which goes behind the scenes on iconic TV shows.

In addition to previously announced development projects Elvis Duran Project, Jet to The Set, Celebrity Inc. and Losing It, Pop is developing the pop culture trivia show Doubt with executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Gail Berman and Eric Levy/The Jackal Group.

The network has also signed a first-look development deal with Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co. and is working on another project with the recent Oscar winner.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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