Nickelodeon Sets Premiere Date for ‘America’s Most Musical Family,’ Hits High Notes With First-Look Trailer (Exclusive Video)

Host Nick Lachey is joined by judges Ciara, Debbie Gibson and David Dobrik on new musical competition series

Last Updated: October 2, 2019 @ 9:34 AM

The hunt for “America’s Most Musical Family” is officially on, with Nickelodeon announcing the premiere date for its new competition series on Wednesday.

“America’s Most Musical Family” will debut on the network on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m., TheWrap has exclusively learned, along with getting a first look at the show’s trailer.

Nickelodeon also announced the 30 family bands who’ll take center stage in front of host Nick Lachey, and celebrity judges Ciara, Debbie Gibson and David Dobrik.

“I am looking for the family that’s going to bring it,” Ciara tells Lachey in the preview clip — and bring it they do, from siblings a capella to parents playing back-up instruments for their talented kids.

According to the Nickelodeon, Season 1 will spotlight five family bands ready to battle it out with their very own take on hit songs: Nashville, Tennessee’s eight-member group The Rees Family (“Walking on Sunshine”); New Jersey’s band of brothers, Wanmor, whose father is Wanya from Boyz II Men (“It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”); From Rancho Santa Margarita, California, harmonizing sisters and human beatbox brother Juat Sibs (“Honeymoon Avenue”); Brother and sister duo Juna N Joey from West Palm Beach, Florida (“Beautiful Crazy”); and San Jacinto, California’s sibling quartet The Mitchells (“We Got the Beat”).

The winning family of the inaugural season will get a recording contract with Republic Records and a chance to win a $250,000 cash prize in partnership with Capri Sun 100% Juice.

“We are thrilled to welcome Nick Lachey and our incredibly talented judges – Ciara, David Dobrik and Debbie Gibson – to Nickelodeon,” Rob Bagshaw, executive vice president of Unscripted Content, said in a statement Wednesday. “But ultimately, this competition for all ages is about celebrating exceptionally talented families. We’re in for a spectacular show.”

“America’s Most Musical Family” is produced by Industrial Media’s Emmy Award-winning The Intellectual Property Corporation, with IPC’s Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman (“Undercover Boss,” “So You Think You Can Dance”), Claire Kosloff and showrunner Jeff Boggs (“Nashville Star,” “Who Will Rock You?”) as Executive Producers. Ciara also serves as Executive Producer, alongside Republic Records and Nickelodeon’s Rob Bagshaw and Paul J Medford. The series is directed by Julia Knowles (“The X Factor,” “MTV Europe Music Awards”), with stage design by Emmy Award-winning set designer Anton Goss (“The Voice,” “Shark Tank”).

The premiere episode will simulcast across MTV, MTV2, BET, VH1, TV Land, Paramount Network, Nicktoons and TeenNick at 7 p.m. (ET/PT), with new episodes airing every Friday night on Nickelodeon.

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