NBC announced its fall schedule today, and among the network’s new offerings is a show called The Singing Bee. Unfortunately, it’s not a fake documentary about the later-life cabaret adventures of that girl from Blind Melon’s “No Rain” video; instead, this product of executive wordplay turns out to be a brand-new “finish these lyrics” game show. Bee‘s slogan is “You don’t have to sing it well; you just have to sing it right,” and its official site illustrates that point with a back-of-the-car YouTube clip that’s as unlistenable as its visuals are nausea-inducing. We can only hope that the real thing uses the same sort of fleet camerawork–otherwise, this showcase of people making complete asses out of themselves is going to garner ratings like those seen during the earliest audition rounds of American Idol, and its run on NBC will never, ever end.
The Singing Bee [Official site]