LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- NBC plans to spend the holidays with a new music competition series.
Network sources have confirmed "The Sing-Off," in which a cappella groups compete for a Sony Recording Contract, will premiere Monday, December 14 at 8:00/7:00c. Additional episodes (all at 8:00/7:00c) will also air Tuesday, December 15 and Wednesday, December 16 with the season finale on Monday, December 21. Each installment will run two hours.
Two years ago, the Peacock launched "Clash of the Choirs" in a similar December rollout strategy. Deb Newmyer, Joel Gallen and Sam Weisman are behind "Sing-Off," a co-production of Outlaw Entertainment, Sony Pictures Television and Tenth Planet Productions.
Meanwhile, NBC also plans to give its comedies an extra boost the week of December 28. Four episodes marathons (all starting at 8:00/7:00c) are set for "Community" (Monday, December 28), "Parks & Recreation" (Tuesday, December 29), "The Office" (Wednesday, December 30) and "30 Rock" (Thursday, December 31).