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Beverly Hills, Calif. — Fox has ordered new singing competition series The Four, announced Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group.
The series starts, says Fox, where most competition series end: with the four finalists. Four singers, chosen from their auditions by a panel of music industry experts, try to defend their spots on the stage, as they are challenged by singers determined to replace them. Each week, if any of the four are outperformed, they’ll go home and the challengers will take their place.
Viewers have the opportunity to submit an audition video. U.S. viewers vote on the streamed auditions and help decide which challengers will take on the finalists.
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The panel of industry experts becomes key players on the winner’s team, guiding the singer’s career. Panelists will be announced soon.
Walden says other singing competition shows on TV focus heavily on the panelists, while The Four will be centered on the singers.
The Four was created by Armoza Formats and is produced by ITV Entertainment in association with Armoza. David George, Adam Sher, David Eilenberg, Jessica Sebastian-Dayeh, Simon Thomas, Becca Walker, David Friedman, Avi Armoza and Nehama Cohen are the executive producers.
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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