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Tuesday, May 04, 2010


-- television -- singing off

NBC renews 'The Sing-Off' -- The Live Feed | THR

NBC's singing competition series "The Sing-Off" has been renewed for a second season. The network is bringing back the Sony Pictures Television reality series for another eight episodes planned for next season.

The "Sing-Off" is an a cappella competition series where contestants perform in themed groups. The program had a competitive run when it launched in December as a short-order series, giving Fox's musical-themed reality hit "So You Think You Can Dance" a run for its money in the ratings.

I'm glad to see that "The Sing-Off" is coming back this December. I really enjoyed it the first time through; they managed to get a nicely eclectic group of groups together, and it was very entertaining. (Plus, the right group won.)

Now that it's been renewed, however, I really hope that the University of Oregon's On The Rocks tries out and gets onto the show. Why? Mostly because I want to see them do the number below on national television, just because.

That would play even better with them all dressed in similar clothing, as the groups did last season.

Regardless, I'm glad to see that the show will be back, and that the network didn't decide to overkill a good thing, keeping it down to a very limited series.

Posted by iain at 12:28 PM in category television