NBC imports reality music skein ‘Baby’

NBC is getting into the musical reality game, fast-tracking production on a U.S. version of the Granada format “Hit Me Baby One More Time.” Each self-contained hourlong episode of the skein takes five former chart-topping artists and gives them a chance to get back into the spotlight by performing a cover version of a current pop hit, as well as one of their past successes. There’ll also be a competitive angle to the show, since studio audience members will get to determine their favorite act via a sort of battle-of-the-bands vote. Winner will get a prize to be determined. Skein is set to bow June 2 in the 9 p.m. timeslot normally occupied by “The Apprentice.”

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