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ABC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE FOR THE BROADCAST WEEK OF AUGUST 11, 2014
ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 8/24/14; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, May 2014) Internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter Josh Groban, country music superstar Brad Paisley, pop music sensation Kesha, and hip hop artist and actor Ludacris have signed on to ABC's "Rising Star," which premieres SUNDAY, JUNE 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT). "Rising Star" completely reinvents the traditional singing competition as--for the first time ever--the audience has the final say in real time. The show follows a group of aspiring singers as they perform live. During the performances, viewers vote in real time via an App to determine if the singer will advance in the competition. If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on. In addition, the performer can see how the voting is going throughout the performance, so the feedback is immediate and dramatic. Groban, Paisley, Kesha and Ludacris will appear together for the first time on The 2014 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 18th at 8:00 pm on ABC, with Ludacris hosting the BBMA festivities.