Cable network to develop musical competition series with singer
Spike TV is partnering with Christina Aguilera on a new musical-competition reality series called “Tracks,” the cable network announced Tuesday.
The series, which will debut as a half-hour special later this year, is described as a game show where a team of two attempts to name a song title just by listening to its individual tracks (e.g., guitar, bass, vocal). The series will also feature surprise celebrity musical guests performing tracks — which could be their own — or others.
“Having finely tuned my ear for music over the years, I thought it would be fun to test other folks and see if they can identify a track — with a twist — since contestants will have to focus on a single component of a song,” said Aguilera in a statement. “I’m excited to have ‘Tracks’ debuting on Spike TV, and proud to have this as the first project springing from our first-look deal with Lionsgate.”
Aguilera will serve as an executive producer along with MX Productions founder Matthew Rutler (“Chef Without Boarders,” “MasterClass”), Michael Agbabian and Dwight D. Smith (“Hollywood Game Night,” “Face Off”). Neal Tabachnick and Michael Aubry are co-executive producers, and developed the series with Mission Control Media.