Joey Fatone to Host The Singing Bee

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He's coming back to reality TV, folks.

Joey Fatone will host NBC's ultimate sing-along variety game show The Singing Bee, which is set to premiere on Tuesday, July 10 (9:30-10 p.m. ET) following the 90-minute "Las Vegas Callbacks" episode of summer's top show, America's Got Talent (8-9:30 p.m. ET).

The Singing Bee Host
The announcement was made by Craig Plestis, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Development and Specials, NBC Entertainment.

"This fun-filled family show is going to have viewers singing along with their TV sets," said Plestis. "Coupled with America's Got Talent, we've got two great hours of TV that America can fall in love with every Tuesday night."

Reality TV Magazine reported that Plestis said the following regarding Fatone: "We are also thrilled to have Joey on board to host. He brings an added burst of energy and a legion of fans with his musical talent and infectious personality."

In The Singing Bee, contestants will be challenged to accurately sing the lyrics to the most popular songs of all-time in a variety of karaoke-style competitions. Each episode will begin with an audience-wide sing-along where eight contestants will be chosen to compete in a series of fun-filled singing games.

In such a singing showdown, there's no middle ground for partially correct answers; contestants must be perfect or they're out of the game. Family-friendly and conducive to playing (and singing) along at home, The Singing Bee aims to inspire hilarious wrong answers and amazing performances by those rare contestants who somehow manage to get every word right.

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