Everyone thinks they know the words to the most popular songs of all time, but when there are a million dollars at stake, will contestants be able to keep singing when the music stops? Or will they be at a loss for words? Emmy Award nominee Niecy Nash hosts the all-new version of the popular game show DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS!, which will debut during the 2021-22 season on FOX. The series, created by Jeff Apploff, also will stream on Tubi, FOX Entertainment’s free-streaming platform.
“Whether it’s tapping a toe to keep rhythm, humming a melody, or outright singing along, music is one thing that is universally appealing. DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS! wraps everything about why people love, enjoy, and treasure music into one big, fun, high-energy and high-stakes show,” said Rob Wade, President of Alternative Entertainment and Specials, FOX Entertainment. “Niecy Nash is one of the most talented, beloved, and spirited people in the business. She’s been a dear friend to FOX for many years, most recently on THE MASKED SINGER, and we are so happy to keep her on our air next season with DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS!.”
“I’m so excited to be part of the DFTL family,” added Nash. “I love music and I’m happy to be involved in a show that gives people an opportunity to win life-changing amounts of money.”
“DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS! has been my baby ever since it originally premiered in 2007,” noted Apploff, show creator and executive producer. “Not only was it a hit on FOX, but we also sold the show in over 20 countries around the world. The time is perfect to make it even bigger and better! We are so thankful to bring back this amazingly fun and entertaining show with the incredible Niecy Nash at the helm.”
The popular game show returns to challenge contestants’ musical memory, as they get one song closer to winning $1 million if they DON’T FORGET THE LYRICS!. Contestants will choose songs from different genres, decades, and musical artists. Then they’ll take center stage to sing alongside the studio band as the lyrics are projected on the screen – but suddenly the music will stop, and the words will disappear.
Will the contestants belt out the correct missing lyrics, or freeze under pressure? If they sing nine songs correctly, they are presented with a No. 1 hit and sing the final missing lyrics for the top prize of $1 million. It’s that simple: 10 songs, some missing lyrics, $1 million.