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Pop Network Unveils 2015 Programing Lineup

The Pop network – TVGN’s rebranded name beginning in 2015-- will launch six new original series as part of the rebranded network’s programming development slate, network officials said Tuesday.

The new series include competition music series Sing It On; Queens of Drama, a docu-series about daytime soap stars trying to develop a primetime series, Street Magic, which follows underground street magicians.  

The new series join previously announce startups Rock This Boat: New Kids On The Block, The Story Behind, and Big Brother After Dark. In addition, Alan Thicke starrer docu-series Unusually Thicke has been picked up for a second season. The network also said it will offer live red carpet specials at the Oscars and Grammys.  

“We couldn't be more excited to announce our first wave of original programming that will launch POP to the world in the New Year,” said Pop president of entertainment and media Brad Schwartz. “Our slate is filled with fun, fan-driven content featuring big stars and rising talent, as well as an optimistic spirit that celebrates audience passion.”

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.