British pubcaster BBC1 has commissioned Endemol Shine UK-owned prodco Remarkable Television to produce a six-part entertainment format for Saturday nights.
Hosted by comedian Rob Beckett (pictured), All Together Now features musicians, either solo or in groups, performing for a select audience of talented singers, known as “The 100″. Should the audience enjoy what they hear, they stand up and join in. The contestant receives a higher score as more and more of “The 100″ join to sing along.
Members of “The 100″ are comprised of individuals from across the UK who possess singing credentials.
The series will be made up of five hour-long heats in which each contestant hoping to convince as many of “The 100″ as possible to lend them their voices. The season will culminate with two performers going head-to-head in the Grand Final for the opportunity to win a grand prize.
“This isn’t the search for the next big pop act — instead we’re looking for performers from all kinds of musical backgrounds and with all levels of experience who think they can give that brilliant performance to get ‘The 100′ on their feet and singing along,” said Remarkable’s joint MD James Fox in a statement.
The format, devised by Remarkable’s in-house team and led by creative director Dom Waugh, was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, BBC’s director of content; Kate Phillips, controller of entertainment commissioning; and Rachel Ashdown, BBC Entertainment commissioning editor.
The executive producers for Remarkable are Fox, Waugh and Andrew Cartmell.
All Together Now is expected to broadcast across BBC1 in 2018.