September 24, 2007 12:04 AM by Joe Blackmon
Another reality TV music series is coming. NBC has announced that
Clash of the Choirs for this fall. Clash of the Choirs is billed as
the next big live holiday event series. The show will follow five
celebrity singers as they go back to their hometowns in search of the
talent needed to assemble America’s best choir.
Once the celebrities have selected their talent and the choirs have been assembled, the choirs will compete live in studio. The music genres will range from current hits to holiday classics. Viewers will be able to vote via phone, text message, or online for their favorite choir.
The winning choir, along with the celebrity that selected them, will receive the opportunity to pick a prize to help their hometown and give back to their community. The prize could be anything from renovating a school gym to an auditorium to a new neighborhood park.
The announcement was made by Craig Plestis, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Development and Specials, NBC Entertainment. "This is a wonderful feel-good event series that will get everyone in the holiday spirit and singing along with their TV sets," said Plestis. "The live format and wide range of music, celebrity and community involvement will undoubtedly create chart-topping drama and enthusiasm."
BBC Worldwide Productions is producing the series based on a series format acquired from Scandinavian-based Friday TV. "We’re thrilled to be back in business with NBC," said Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Content and Production, BBC Worldwide Americas. "It’s a really strong relationship and one we hope will continue to bear fruit. We think ‘Clash of the Choirs’ is a fantastic idea and perfect for the holiday season."
The series will have its two-hour premiere on Monday, December 17 (9-11 p.m. ET) and will air Tuesday, December 18 (9-10 p.m. ET), Wednesday, December 19 (also a two-hour episode from 9-11 p.m. ET) and Thursday, December 20 (8-9 p.m. ET).