Lifetime greenlights a cappella competition series

Produced by All3Media America, Studio Lambert and InsomniaTV, Pitch Slapped follows two high school a cappella groups in New Jersey who are working with renowned coaches.
November 10, 2015

Lifetime has ordered an eight-episode reality series about competitive high school a cappella singing groups.

Produced by All3Media America, Studio Lambert and InsomniaTV, Pitch Slapped is set in New Jersey and follows two groups of rival student singers who work with the world’s best coaches and participate in weekly competitions.

Vocal coach Deke Sharon leads the team Stay Tuned from Cherry Hill and coach Diana Preisler heads up The Voices from Allendale. Sharon is an arranger and is producing the NBC series The Sing Off. He also served as musical director and vocal producer for the Pitch Perfect film franchise. Meanwhile, Preisler has toured the world as a the manager, artistic director and lead female singer for the group Blue Jupiter.

Pitch Slapped will premiere on Lifetime on January 5 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

Exec producers on the series are Stephen Lambert, Greg Goldman and Glenn Schubert. Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and Colleen Conway Grogan are exec producing for the network.

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