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Jamie Foxx to Host Interactive Game Show ‘Beat Shazam’ on Fox

TCA 2017: Mark Burnett will produce new series built around popular song identifying app

Jamie Foxx is set to host a new interactive game show on Fox called “Beat Shazam,” the network announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour.

In the show, teams of two will race against the clock and each other as they attempt to identify the biggest hit songs of all time. In the end, the team with the highest score will outlast the competition and go against Shazam, the world’s most popular song identification app, for the chance to win a cash prize.

In each round, Foxx will present a choice of two music categories, ranging from “’80s Favorites” to “Beyoncé Hits.” Teams will hear a song and try to identify its correct title before all the other teams.

As the rounds progress, quicker pairs will continue building their banks, while players with the lowest score will be eliminated until only one team remains. That team will play man-versus-machine and attempt to beat Shazam.

“Jamie is a quadruple-threat and creative genius,” executive producer Mark Burnett said. “He is an incredible actor, comedian, singer and dancer. Also, his musical knowledge is so great that he could probably… BEAT SHAZAM.”

The network has given the show a straight-to-series order and has scheduled it to premiere in this summer. It was created by Jeff Apploff and is produced by Apploff Entertainment and MGM Television in association with Shazam. Burnett, Apploff, Rich Riley, Lauren Zalaznick and Foxx serve as executive producers.