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ABC Greenlights Singing Competition ‘Boy Band’

Ten Episodes Ordered

ABC has placed a 10-episode order to a new singing competition series for this summer called “Boy Band.” Produced by Matador Content (“Lip Sync Battle”), “Boy Band” will feature a live-voting system where viewers will vote on performances as they happen, rather than waiting until after the show to cast their ballots. A panel of judges, which will likely include band members past and present, will serve as mentors to the competitors.

The series order comes three years after ABC’s last attempt to launch a singing competition, “Rising Star,” which was canceled after one season. No host or talent has been announced yet.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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