CMT has teamed up with The Gurin Company and JUMA Entertainment to produce 10 all-new one-hour episodes of the karaoke-style singing competition, The Singing Bee.
Hosted by comedic actress Melissa Peterman (Reba), it premieres June 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, following the second season premiere of the talent competition series, Can You Duet. Taped on location in Los Angeles, The Singing Bee tests contestants' knowledge of lyrics to well-known songs. Those who fail to accurately sing the correct lyrics are eliminated from the competition.
New to CMT, the show will blend a mix of 60 percent country music with 40 percent popular favorites from other genres. The popular show previously aired as a summer show on NBC. It is karaoke for television.
"Can You Duet" is the popular American Idol style show featuring country music DUET acts. The show is produced by Idols production team, but is taped at Nashville's Wild Horse Saloon.
Last years winners Caitlin & Will are having chart success with current releases on Columbia Records, and the second place duo, Joey and Rory had a big country hit with "Cheater Cheater."
Both shows will premiere on June 20. Check local listings for details.