Created by Harry Salter, ‘Name That Tune’ is a reality television show, which first aired in 1952 on NBC Radio, before moving to NBC Television in prime time and later, CBS. The show features two players who compete head-to-head in a race against the clock surrounding a live band that plays a song. The players are entailed to correctly identify the name of the song, which is what the show’s self-explanatory title is about.
‘Name That Tune’ gained wide accolade throughout its run, which eventually morphed into several international versions and coveted merchandise. In 2020, a new primetime version of the show was announced, which took the internet, especially its original fan-following by storm. In case you were wondering about the details of the brand new version of ‘Name That Tune,’ here’s what we know about the reboot.
Name That Tune Season 1 Release Date
‘Name That Tune’ season 1 premieres January 6, 2021, at 9/8c exclusively on Fox with a running time of 60 minutes. It consists of ten hour-long episodes and is set to follow a weekly release format, with a new episode dropping every Wednesday. Following its release on Fox, the show will land on Hulu on January 7, 2021, at midnight.
Our New Year's resolution? Memorize as many songs as possible. 😏
— Name That Tune (@namethattune) January 1, 2021
Name That Tune Season 1: Hosts, Judges, and Contestants
For the 2021 reboot of ‘Name That Tune’, Jane Krakowski has been cast as the host, with Randy Jackson as the bandleader. Randy Jackson is recognized for his appearance as a judge on Fox’s ‘American Idol’. Jane Krakowski grabbed fame and attention because of her roles in ‘Ally McBeal’ and ’30 Rock’. The live audience is Australian since filming commenced at the International Convention Centre Sydney in Darling Harbour. The contestants, however, are selected among American expats.
What is Name That Tune About?
‘Name That Tune’ throws out a series of tough challenges for the contestants to prove their music knowledge. Every episode contains two sets of games lasting for 30 minutes each. Each game has two contestants placed in the battleground who then showcase their trivial grasp over music through identifying the songs performed against the clock that is always ticking.
The first part of the game introduces an ever-changing round of challenges as it transitions to the Bid-a-Note round, the most crucial round from the original game show. The winner of this round wins the game and enters the Golden Medley bonus, which opens up the scope for scoring more money as the contestant slowly glides towards the grand prize of $100,000.
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