While FOX has been trying to beef up its non-scripted programming, back in April, it pulled You the Jury from the schedule after only two episodes aired. And its low-rated competitive reality series, Kicking and Screaming, seems likely to kick the bucket, too. Will its new Beat Shazam TV show prove to be a winner? Can Jamie Foxx and the magic of music ensure this game show’s swan song is still a long way off? Cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
An interactive, musical game show hosted by Jamie Foxx, Beat Shazam features a group of two-player teams, who race against the clock, and each other, to identify song selections. In each round, Foxx presents a choice of two musical categories. The object is to be the first team to correctly identify the song’s title. While low-scoring teams are eliminated from the FOX game show, the team which banks the most money will ultimately advance to compete against the Shazam app, for a chance at a huge cash prize.
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What do you think? Do you like the Beat Shazam TV show? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season on FOX?
7/12/17 update: FOX has renewed Beat Shazam for a second season. Details here.
I think this show is kind of dumb, and I wonder IF Jamie ‘Eric Bishop’ Foxx put his daughter on there JUST for nepotism, or did the other lady want to leave and they had trouble filling the spot? I don’t like him anyhow, but this seems shady.
I love this show me and my husbsnd watch it all the time we would love to be contestants one day.
This show makes no sense, If you are going to name it be Shazam it should be a person who knows music, not a machine, and it should not count base on who rings in first! I stopped after on episode. I thought it was going to be like “Beat the beast”.
The show makes perfect sense. The music identifying app is named “Shazam” – it’s not a person but an app. Second, they are competing against other people for the majority of the show, and at the end they are trying to get the song within 5 seconds (Shazam’s average song identifying time), not actually going directly against a machine. And of course it’s going to count who rings the correct answer in first. I think you’re a bit confused.
This show makes no sense, If you are Shazam should be a person not a machine, and it should not count base on who rings in first! I stopped after on episode. I thought it was going to be like “Beat the beast”.