Pop singer Christina Aguilera, a veteran of the TV business through her role on NBC’s “The Voice,” is partnering with Spike TV to develop a music-oriented game show for the cable channel. Aguilera is executive producing “Tracks,” which will debut later this year as a half-hour special on Spike.
Lionsgate Television, Mission Control Media and MX Productions are behind the project. The companies’ announcement describes “Tracks” as “an innovative musical game show where a team of two attempts to name a song title just by listening to its individual tracks (e.g. guitar, bass, vocal, etc.). The series will also feature surprise celebrity musical guests performing tracks — which could be their own, or others’.”
Said Aguilera: “Having finely tuned my ear for music over the years, I thought it would be fun to test other folks and see if they can identify a track — with a twist, since contestants will have to focus on a single component of a song. I’m excited to have ‘Tracks’ debuting on Spike TV, and proud to have this as the first project springing from our first-look deal with Lionsgate.”
Aguilera serves as executive producer along with MX Productions founder Matthew Rutler (“Chef Without Boarders,” “MasterClass”), Michael Agbabian and Dwight D. Smith (“Hollywood Game Night,” “Face Off”). Neal Tabachnick and Michael Aubry are co-executive producers, and developed the series with Mission Control Media.