NBC is banking on music-oriented shows after the success of ‘The Voice,’ reports Billboard.
The network will host musical Mondays this fall, reserving the 8 to 10 p.m. block for music competitions and the 10 p.m. hour for ‘The Playboy Club.’ The new Broadway-themed ‘Smash’ will then take over the 10 p.m. slot at mid-season.
Music will have a significant role in these two new NBC dramas. ‘Smash’ tells the story of a team working on a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, and ‘The Playboy Club’ is set in the early ’60s in Chicago, where the actors-singers portray various musical numbers.
Mondays, beginning in September, will start with the a capella competition show ‘The Sing-Off.’ The show, which has featured Nicole Scherzinger, Ben Folds and Sean Stockman as judges, has aired the last two seasons between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
‘The Voice,’ which has had only three episodes air, will then take over the 8-10 slot once a winner is declared in ‘The Sing-Off.’
As far as networks go, if it’s bringing you viewers, do it to death. I personally only watch ‘The Voice,’ and that’s enough for me. But I know many who will tune in – at least these shows sound better than ‘Glee.’