Channel [V] will give viewers something to sing about in July with its fresh line-up of new shows kicking off with the Australian Premiere of Sing It On – an a cappella docu-reality television series produced by Academy Award-winner and nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend. Plus, the channel will also broadcast the popular show Skins from the very beginning.
The new line-up will also feature British hip hop pirate radio comedy hit People Just Do Nothing, the ultilmate battle of the nerds King of the Nerds, and, for the first time on Channel [V], cult series Skins from the very beginning. These shows are all coming soon on Channel [V] Mondays through to Thursdays at 9:30 pm.
Rebecca Batties, Foxtel General Manager for Music and Head of Digital said, “We are excited about bringing fresh and original content to our audience. Our new ‘Music Lifestyle’ programming complements our strong music offering and allows us to take our audience into a world of limitless options with programming about the big passions that make youth tick. We hope the new line-up will make them laugh out loud and feel good, while inspiring them to live a life to remember.”
Here are a few details about the new shows:
Sing It On
- From Executive Producer John Legend and the Co-Producers of American Idol
- Season 1
- Thursdays from July 30 at 9:30 pm
With the release of Pitch Perfect 2, a cappella is more popular than ever. Sing It On goes behind-the-scenes inside the real world of competitive a cappella across America taking a look at the hard work, talent and determination required to succeed and get to the top.
Executively Produced by Oscar and Grammy-winning artist John Legend, this documentary-style reality series follows singing groups from American universities as they juggle academics, rehearsals and relationships, all while vying for a spot at the International Championship. It’s the real life Pitch Perfect on Channel [V].
People Just Do Nothing
- British urban comedy to get everyone talking
- Season 1
- Wednesdays from August 12 at 9:30 pm
People Just Do Nothing is a mockumentary series following the highs and lows of one of West London’s most talked about pirate radio station (within a 300 metre radius of the transmitter) – Kurupt FM.
Led by self-proclaimed garage ‘legend’ MC Grindah and his second in command DJ Beats, this hapless crew of social dropouts share the secrets behind running an illegal business and demonstrate that chasing your dreams is actually a full-time job. You’ll be in stiches when you tune in.
King of the Nerds
- Tuesday night is “Nerd’s Night”
- Season 2
- Tuesdays from August 4 at 9:30 pm
King of the Nerds follows contestants as they compete in challenges testing their intellect, creativity and pop-culture knowledge in order to win a $100,000 prize and to be crowned “the greatest nerd of them all”.
These eccentric characters live together in one house called “Nerdvana” and start out competing in teams before moving on to individual challenges.
- Complete series from Season 1
- Mondays from July 20 at 9:30 pm
Monday nights on Channel [V] follow the messy lives, loves, highs and lows of a group of disorderly British teens who are trying to grow up. With an iconic soundtrack featuring Grizzly Bear, Chemical Brothers, Gossip and Bloc Party, Skins is a must-see comedy drama.
Known as the predecessor to infamous shows such as Misfits, The Inbetweeners and Gossip Girl, here’s your chance to catch this awesome British drama if you missed it first time around.