The Sing Off Set to Return to NBC!

YAY! It appears that NBC is resurrecting the late great singing competition show, The Sing Off this fall! NBC is casting the show as we speak. Here is NBC’s casting call.

From the casting site:

The Sing Off is back! America’s top A Cappella competition is gearing up for season 4 of the hit series. The most talented A Cappella groups will compete for the opportunity to win $100,000 and a Sony Recording Contract. No lip synching, back-up bands or safety net is allowed; this is the real deal!

Yes, season 3 of the Sing-Off, which aired in the fall of 2011, was low-rated. But I didn’t understand why the network didn’t bring this highly entertaining competition show back to pre-Christmas time slot, where seasons 1 and 2 earned respectable ratings.

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What’s more, the group that won Season 3, Pentatonix, has going on to achieve buzzy success. This highly talented quintet of singers are on a successful tour as we speak and can boast half a million subscribers on their popular You Tube channel.  It’s safe to say that the singing group has garnered more success than any act to come out of NBC’s golden child, The Voice.

So good on ya, NBC. You have corrected a grave mistake. No word on when The Voice will return to NBC. If they are casting now, maybe NBC is planning a summer-time run?

ETA: The Sing-Off will return in it’s old timeslot at Christmas time.

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  • PGH_Idoloonie

    Wonderful news!!
    Even more wonderful if/when it is revealed that Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman, and Sara Barielles all sign on to judge again. Best judging panel on TV!!! Such wonderful professional insight and encouragement…plus they’re all entertaining in their own way!

  • tierbee

    So so happy. YAY!!

  • Kesia Monteith


  • Sarah

    This makes me SO happy!! Love the freshness of this show, love the judges, love Pentatonix! This just made my day, seriously. :)

  • Sunny Mc

    So happy NBC saw their error of their was! They better bring back all the same judges, I even want Nick Lachey back!

  • Bobbi

    What fantastic news!

  • Amy Beth

    Yay! I guess there are unintended benefits to NBC’s ratings being in the toilet. The Sing-Off looks like a winner in comparison.

  • Joystickenvy

    Awesome :) As blah as Idol and Xfactor have been, all the more welcome to see a show that casts people who can actually sing coming back.

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  • kayd23

    Yes. Good news

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  • JasonG

    what does this mean for the voice?

  • Listening

    I think they brought back the Sing Off simply b/c Pentatonix have done so well. But the thing is they’re most likely never gonna get another group as good as them again. Pentatonix are uber talented and current. They’re making sounds that are just incredible. The blend of all of them is awesome.

    I’ll watch it though simply b/c i’m addicted to any singing competition. LOL

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Great news!

  • Craig C.

    They might show concurrently (i.e. Voice at 8, Sing-Off at 9 or 10) or there may be no fall season.

  • J

    I’m not sure it’s simply because of Pentatonix (as awesome as they are). I think the success of Pitch Perfect has also really helped show that there is a market for a cappella.

  • Miz

    This is awesome news! NBC was dumb to cancel The Singoff. So glad they are bringing it back.

    Much as I think there is a glut of singing competitions, this one i worth it. Plus I miss Ben Folds.

  • JasonG

    that might be overkill! i think they are probably going to do season 5 of the voice in winter 2014 because nbc is doing really bad now.

  • ladymctech

    I didn’t watch this show often, but I will try to now. I am glad it’s being given another chance. I hope Nick Lachey returns. I think he is a good host and was surprised when Kelly Ripa didn’t pick him as Regis’ successor.

  • kcostell

    I just pray NBC doesn’t make changes to the show in an attempt to add more “drama” for the sake of getting more viewers.

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  • Christopher Auyeung

    AHH OH MY GOD MY JAW JUST DROPPED. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH. AHHHHHHHHHH. I’m so happy. I hope it’s the same judging panel.

  • mjsbigblog

    Oh, that’s a good point about “Pitch Perfect.” ITA it’s probably both.

  • Eric Mitchell

    So glad this is coming back. It was my favorite of the singing competition shows.

  • waynestrong

    I’m really glad. To me, a summertime run would have been great to try last summer. Even bringing back the pre-xmas series would have worked. The thing is NBC shows are doing horrible this year (other than the voice). Odds are singoff was the cheapest show to produce, I’ll take it though.

  • Kariann Hart

    This is great news! The Sing-Off had the best judging panel. I loved their Christmas Show 2011. One of the best shows ever! I’d love to see Ben, Shawn, and Sara come back. Nick is such a doll. Thanks, MJ!

  • Montavilla

    How did I miss this post? I’m so happy!

  • usedtobelucy

    Now here’s some news I can get behind. Fabulous.

  • CB40

    Very cool.

  • raymarhead

    I think it also has to do with the success of “Pitch Perfect”. Acapella groups are so in right now. Lol