Zee Network bows original series in U.S.

It unveils singing competition and drama

South Asian network Zee is bowing two original series in the U.S. On Aug. 13, the network will kick off a new season of singing competish “Sa re ga ma pa Singing Superstar.” Judges are Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi, plus composing duos Vishal-Shekhar and Sajid-Wajid.

On July 12 the net launched original series “Mera naam karegi roshan” nightly Sunday through Wednesday. Skein centers around a woman who overcomes Indian traditions in a male-dominated society.

In addition, Zee TV has started an interactive campaign to get public input to name and market another show, a love story starring “Dance India Dance” alums Iqbal Khan and Binny Sharma.

“At Zee TV, we are making a monumental commitment to the millions of South Asians who enjoy jaw-dropping drama, tumultuous plot twists, and of course, unconventional love stories,” said Subroto Bhattacharya, Zee TV’s country head for the Americas. “Our focus on original content and creative production strategies stems from our passion to customize the South Asian entertainment experience for each and every person in the United States.”

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