BEAT SHAZAM'S PREMIERE DATE ANNOUNCED!

BEAT SHAZAM'S PREMIERE DATE ANNOUNCED!

NEW UNSCRIPTED SERIES “LOVE CONNECTION,” HOSTED BY ANDY COHEN,
AND “BEAT SHAZAM,” HOSTED BY JAMIE FOXX,
PREMIERE THURSDAY, MAY 25

NEW LIVE SERIES “THE F WORD WITH GORDON RAMSAY” DEBUTS
FOLLOWING SEASON EIGHT PREMIERE OF “MASTERCHEF”
WEDNESDAY, MAY 31

“AMERICAN GRIT,” HOSTED BY JOHN CENA, RETURNS SUNDAY, JUNE 11

 “SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE” DEBUTS MONDAY, JUNE 12,
FOLLOWED BY THE PREMIERE OF “SUPERHUMAN”

“2017 MISS USA®” AIRS LIVE SUNDAY, MAY 14

FOX is announcing summer premiere dates for new series LOVE CONNECTION, BEAT SHAZAM, THE F WORD WITH GORDON RAMSAY and SUPERHUMAN, as well as the returns of MASTERCHEF, AMERICAN GRIT and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.

This summer, Thursdays are all about match-making and music, with the debuts of LOVE CONNECTION and BEAT SHAZAM on May 25.  All-new unscripted series LOVE CONNECTION kicks off the night at 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT on FOX. Hosted by Emmy Award winner Andy Cohen (“Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen”) and executive-produced by Mike Fleiss (“The Bachelor”), the one-hour series  amps up the original hit dating show for today’s audiences. Each hour episode will feature single men and/or women in search of romance, as Cohen brings his personal brand of audacious fun to the series.

New interactive game show BEAT SHAZAM, hosted by Grammy-, Golden Globe- and Academy Award-winning actor and musician Jamie Foxx (“Ray,” “Django Unchained”) debuts at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT. Executive-produced by Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Voice”) and Jeff Apploff (“Don’t Forget the Lyrics!”), the series pits teams of two 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.

On Wednesday, May 31, new LIVE series THE F WORD WITH GORDON RAMSAY debuts, following the Season Eight premiere of MASTERCHEF (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). On MASTERCHEF, Ramsay and renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi welcome celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez to the judges’ panel. The three celebrated food experts will put the latest group of contestants through a series of challenging elimination rounds, in order to turn one home cook into a culinary master.

Then, get ready for food, family and fun when Ramsay’s bold, new LIVE series, THE F WORD WITH GORDON RAMSAY, debuts at 9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed. Based on his hit U.K. series, each distinctive and fast-paced hour will combine good food and great cooking with Ramsay’s passion, energy and humor into a one-of-a-kind LIVE series. During each episode, teams of foodie families and friends will battle it out LIVE in a high-stakes cook-off, hoping to impress Ramsay, as well as celebrities, VIPs and other dinner guests. As the LIVE battle heats up, the show will feature Ramsay hosting highly-stylized cooking demos and weekly out-of-the-kitchen adventures with fans, foodies and surprise guests. We’ll see Gordon at his best inside the kitchen, and at his most mischievous outside the kitchen. With Gordon LIVE, anything can happen!

On Sunday, June 11 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), WWE® Superstar John Cena® brings 17 new competitors – all who either have lost their grit or never had it – to sunny Hampton Island, GA. There, Cena and an elite group of military heroes will live alongside these people, all in search of a change, and take them under their wing as they lead them through a series of all-new epic team and individual challenges. In the end, only one competitor will win a quarter of a million dollars, but hopefully, all of them will find their Grit.

Hosted by Cat Deeley and featuring the return of Mary Murphy as judge, alongside Nigel Lythgoe, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE enters its 14th season on Monday, June 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Highly-skilled dancers between the ages of 18 and 30 will showcase their talents in various dance styles, including contemporary, tap, hip-hop, ballroom, animation, breaking and more. The Top 10 dancers will be paired up with All-Stars who will guide them throughout the competition as they vie for America’s votes and the title of America’s Favorite Dancer. An additional judge will be announced soon.

Following SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, get ready to have your mind blown when SUPERHUMAN premieres at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT. Hosted by actor Kal Penn, and featuring panelists Mike Tyson, Christina Milian and Dr. Rahul Jandial, this jaw-dropping series of one-hour episodes tests the abilities of ordinary people to use their extraordinary skills to win a $50,000 grand prize. In each episode, five contestants who possess a distinct, nearly super-human ability in fields such as memory, hearing, taste, touch, smell, sight and more, are challenged to push their skills to the limit, yet only one will take home the title of SUPERHUMAN and the $50,000 grand prize.  

Additionally, the 2017 MISS USA® competition is set to air live on Sunday, May 14 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).The not-to-be-missed three-hour special programming event will conclude with Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber crowning her successor.

Additional finale dates, summer premiere dates and schedule information to be announced.

RECAP – FOX 2017 SUMMER PREMIERE DATES
(All times ET/PT, except as noted)

Sunday, May 14                     

7:00-10:00 PM ET live/           2017 MISS USA®

PT tape-delayed        

Thursday, May 25                 

8:00-9:00 PM                          LOVE CONNECTION (Series Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        BEAT SHAZAM (Series Premiere)

Wednesday, May 31              

8:00-9:00 PM                          MASTERCHEF (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM ET live/           THE F WORD WITH GORDON RAMSAY (Series Premiere)

PT tape-delayed                     

Sunday, June 11                    

9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT             AMERICAN GRIT (Season Premiere)

Monday, June 12

8:00-9:00 PM                          SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (Season Premiere)

9:00-10:00 PM                        SUPERHUMAN (Series Premiere)

About the Show

Grammy-, Golden Globe- and Academy Award-winning actor and musician Jamie Foxx (“Ray,” “Django Unchained”) is set to host BEAT SHAZAM, a unique and interactive game show in which teams of two 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. Executive-produced by Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Voice”) and Jeff Apploff (“Don’t Forget the Lyrics!”), the straight-to-series order is scheduled to premiere in Summer 2017 on FOX. Foxx also will serve as an executive producer.

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

“Shazam is one of the most beloved apps in the marketplace, and can identify millions of songs in a matter of seconds – whether you’re using it to discover a new band or to identify a newly released hit from your favorite artist,” noted Apploff. “It reaches more than 160 million music lovers worldwide, and combined with Jamie Foxx’s amazing talent and worldwide star power, we simply can’t imagine a greater team to create the next big music game show."

During each episode of BEAT SHAZAM, four teams of two players will go ear-to-ear for a 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!

BEAT SHAZAM was created by Jeff Apploff and is produced by Apploff Entertainment and MGM Television in association with Shazam. Mark Burnett, Jeff Apploff, Rich Riley, Lauren Zalaznick and Jamie Foxx serve as executive producers.

 

About Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx is an American actor, singer and comedian. He won an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, BAFTA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, for his work in the 2004 biographical film “Ray” (2004). The same year, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in the action film “Collateral” (2004). Other prominent acting roles include the title role in the film “Django Unchained” (2012), the super villain “Electro” in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”

(2014) and “William Stacks” in the 2014 version of “Annie” (2014). Foxx began his career in entertainment as a stand-up comic, which soon led to his being cast in the FOX comedies “Roc” (1991) and “In Living Color” (1990). From 1996 to 2001, Foxx starred in his own comedy, “The Jamie Foxx Show.” He also is a Grammy Award-winning musician, releasing four albums which have charted highly on the Billboard 200 chart: “Unpredictable” (2005), which topped the chart; “Intuition” (2008); “Best Night of My Life” (2010); and “Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses” (2015).

 

About Apploff Entertainment

Apploff Entertainment is a cutting edge production company that specializes in creating, developing and producing world-class content and groundbreaking formats around the world. The company is well respected for its consistent work with all of the top broadcast networks, as well as creating and packaging custom content for world-renowned mobile apps, celebrities and beloved brands for all forms of media.

 

About MGM Television

MGM Television is a leading producer and global distributor of premium content for television and digital platforms, with distribution rights to original productions and a robust catalog of television episodes and feature film titles, including such premiere entertainment franchises as “James Bond,” “Rocky,” “Stargate” and “The Hobbit” trilogy. Current scripted and unscripted multi-platform projects include “Fargo” (FX); “Vikings” (HISTORY);  “The Voice” (NBC); “Survivor” (CBS); “Shark Tank” (ABC); “Beyond the Tank” (ABC); “Celebrity Apprentice” (NBC); “Teen Wolf” (MTV); “The People’s Choice Awards” (CBS); “America’s Greatest Makers” (INTEL/Turner); and “Lucha Underground” (El Rey Network). Through its finance and distribution entity, Orion TV Productions, the syndicated courtroom series “Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court” is currently airing its third season. MGM television programming regularly airs in more than 70 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

 

About Shazam

Shazam is one of the world’s most popular apps, used by hundreds of millions of people globally to connect to the world around them. Building on its pioneering leadership in music identification, Shazam now helps people discover, interact with, and share video, audio, or printed content on TV, radio, movie screens, magazines, newspapers, packaged goods, and retail stores – and now Shazam lets music fans follow their favorite artists to see their Shazams and share in the thrill of discovery. The app has exceeded 20 billion total Shazams since its launch, and users Shazam over 20 million times each day. For more information on how Shazam has created new technology tools for brands to utilize data, visit www.shazam.com.