New Sky commissions include Cat Deeley-fronted singing competition

New Sky commissions include Cat Deeley-fronted singing competition

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Sky is promising “new, ambitious and action-packed entertainment” in three new commissions.

Phil Edgar Jones, Sky’s Head of Entertainment, promised that the shows would “make Sky 1 even bigger, bolder and better by bringing… three epic entertainment shows to the channel. There’s something to get everyone either on the edge of their seats or dancing around the living room.”

Sing It

Off the back of the BBC’s success with Pitch Battle, Sky’s own a cappella competition puts 30 talented and diverse singing groups head to head in a competition based on raw talent alone. With no backing tracks, no instruments, and no second chances, the groups will need to work harder than ever before to stay in the game and win the ultimate prize: the opportunity to record an album at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and have a single released in time for Christmas.

Over seven episodes, the groups will be tested in three rounds: a medley round, iconic artist covers and a final showdown between two groups.

Making a return to UK screens, Cat Deeley will be hosting the programme - her first major UK presenting role since becoming a mainstay of American television. “I couldn’t be more excited about Sing It,” she said. “We have the very best performers on the show – they have no backing tracks and no instruments, just their own incredible voices and talents.”

Sing It will begin on Sky 1 in September 2017

Revolution

This ‘war on wheels’ pits thirty competitors against each other in an edge-of-your-seat battle for victory. Filmed on a jaw-droppingly dangerous purpose-built course, the competitors must race to make it through a series of tough and terrifying rounds. Over eight episodes, 10 inline-skaters, 10 skateboarders and 10 BMX riders will seek to impress, to entertain and ultimately, to triumph over the competition.

Revolution rides onto screens in early 2018.

Carmageddon

Think Mad Max meets Robot Wars. In this new commission for Sky 1 engineers, mechanics, drivers and crazed visionaries team up to turn their wildest car concepts into a snarling reality – armed to the teeth and ready for the engine-to-engine showdown.

In three vast purpose-built arenas deep in the desert, six teams are hand building the ultimate fighting machine, ready to do battle until one of them is crowned champion in the series grand finale.

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