Spike TV, Christina Aguilera Team for New Game Show

Spike will partner with singer Christina Aguilera on a new, music-based game show dubbed Tracks.

The show, which will initially premiere as a special later this year, will feature a team of two attempting to name a song title by listening to its individual tracks, said network officials.

Aguilera (The Voice) will executively produce the series, which will also feature surprise celebrity musical guests performing tracks.

Also serving as executive producers are MX Productions founder Matthew Rutler (Chef Without Boarders), and Michael Agbabian and Dwight D. Smith (Hollywood Game Night). Neal Tabachnick and Michael Aubry are co-executive producers for the show, according to Spike.

R. Thomas Umstead

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.