NBC Renews The Sing-Off For a Fifth Season

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that NBC has renewed a cappella singing competition,  The Sing-Off, for a fifth season.

The a cappella competition show from Sony Pictures Television and Mark Burnett’s One Three Media will return as a holiday event. It’s unclear how many episodes or what the airdate pattern will be. Casting for season five is currently under way.

It’s unclear which, if any, of season four’s judges and hosts will be back. Season four featured the returns of Nick Lachey, Shawn Stockman and Ben Folds with Jewel replacing Sara Bareilles.

Oh. NBC BETTAH bring back singer/songwriter, Ben Folds. He’s one of the best singing competition judges out there. Where would the a cappella singing show be without his humorous and erudite commentary?

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The Sing-Off was cancelled after a low rated fall edition in 2011. Ironically, that 3rd season produced the show’s most successful winners to date–the wildly popular YouTube sensations, Pentatonix. The quintet’s latest record, PTX: Vol. III bowed this week on the Billboard 200 at at No. 5 with 46,000 in sales.

The combination of Pentatonix’s initial success and the box office success of the college a cappella competition movie, Pitch Perfect, likely prompted NBC to bring back The Sing-Off for another season, in 2013.

I’m really happy to see that it’s coming back for yet another season! The show is the perfect holiday time mini-series.

Are you looking forward to the return of The Sing-Off?

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  1. Best singing show on the air. So glad it’s coming back. I’d love to see Sara back as a judge with Ben and Shawn. Although Jewel was not bad either.

  2. I like the show. I’m glad its back. But it’s terribly overrated by its fans.

  3. YAY!!! I really enjoyed this show and so happy they will be back!!!

  4. Love this show. Hopefully they can reduce the recycling of singers by redistributing them into “new” groups.

  5. I have never watched it, but it sounds interesting so I might this time around. Familiar with jewel and Sarah, but not the others. Are they musicians?

  6. Seriously – the most fun singing show on the air. So glad it got renewed!

  7. Yay! I squeeled when I heard the news. Ben folds is a definite must have back. The best part about this show is that the judges are low key, relatively concise, mostly give pertinent feedback and yet still manage a quiet humor that engages without making the show all about them.

  8. Sad to hear Ben Folds won’t be coming back. This is such a good competition series because the singers can actually sing. I loved the three original judges the best. I’ll still be watching it!

  9. Now, you can watch because it seems Ben Folds has scheduling conflicts and won’t be on the show. Personally, I liked him.

  10. It really won’t be the Sing-Off without him. I hope he has a say in selecting his successor.

  11. Much like Harry, he comes across as a know-it-all. Just not likeable to me. When I did watch, I ended up muting him every time it came to his turn. That’s the only way I could get through the show. I might check it out again now.

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