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Pop has renewed a cappella competition series “Sing It On” for a second season with an eight-episode order. Pop announced the pickup on Monday.

Hailing from exec producer John Legend, “Sing It On” follows teams as they compete to win the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. Season 2 will feature five new teams.

“Competing in collegiate a cappella provided building blocks for my career as a performer and started the foundation of life-long friendships. ‘Sing It On’ captures all of the emotion and excitement of the ICCA competition, in addition to covering the personal stories and friendships that make a cappella a true community,” said Legend, who is former member of UPenn’s a cappella group Counterparts, which made it to the ICCA finals in 1997.

Paul Adler, senior vice president and head of original programming and development at Pop, commented: “We are thrilled to bring back our fan-favorite series, ‘Sing It On,’ for a second season on Pop. A cappella continues to grow its fan base with groups like Pentatonix hitting #1 on the Billboard 200 chart last year, and a ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ movie on the way. We hope viewers will continue to discover and root for our collegiate singing teams, and fall in love with both their talent and personal stories the way we have at Pop.”

“This season of ‘Sing It On’ will capture a moment when collegiate a cappella is bigger and more exciting than ever,” added Amanda Newman, exec director of Varsity Vocals. “Our 20th anniversary season is our biggest yet, featuring 50 competitions, 355 college groups, and more than 5,000 singers in the tournament but of course, only one will win.”

“Sing It On” hails from Get Lifted Film Co., Sharp Entertainment and its parent CORE Media Group. Along with Legend, Matt Sharp, Teri Wagner Flynn, Kallissa Miller, Ty Stiklorius and Mike Jackson are exec producers. ICCA owner Amanda Newman serves is co-exec producer.

Production on the new episodes begins this month, and Season 2 slated to debut in the second half of 2016.

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