NEW NAME THAT TUNE
It’s probably wrong that I am excited about this. Well maybe just curious. I love awkward TV as much as the next guy.
CBS and Planet Grande Prods. are mounting a new take on “Name That Tune,” with Donny Osmond on board to host. Latest incarnation of the quizzer classic will be a hybrid, combining elements of game and variety formats. In addition to the familiar song-guessing game, skein will incorporate live musical performances from well-known artists and a bonus round in which players can win $1 million.
New “Tune” is meant to appeal to several generations of viewers, featuring songs from various eras. While the format is still being finalized, it’s expected teams of two people from different age groups — fathers and sons, aunts and nephews — will compete.
“It increases the variety of music we can do,” Osmond said. “We can go from Sinatra to hip-hop to everything in-between.” The final segment of each show will give players the chance to score $1 million if they can name 15 songs in 60 seconds — a concept they’re tagging “the million-dollar minute”.
“Donny, I’ll say it’s Coolio…and the song is Fantastic Voyage.”