John Legend To Produce ‘Pitch Perfect’ Reality TV Show

John Legend, global music superstar and Academy Award winner, is going into the reality TV show business. But he’s not going to be a contestant. Legend has signed an agreement with Core Media Group to produce a reality TV series called Sing it On, Deadline reports. The show will be featured on CBS/Lionsgate’s new cable outfit, Pop, formerly known as the TV Guide Network. The announcement was made at Pop’s upfront presentation to advertisers on Thursday morning in New York.

The show, inspired by the movie Pitch Perfect, will follow five university a cappella groups as they vie for a place at the International Collegiate of International A Cappella at the legendary Carnegie Hall. Get Lifted Co., John Legend’s production company, has also signed a first-look deal with Pop to help them create shows that fit the pop-culture focus of the network.

Legend is no stranger to competitive a cappella singing. He was a member of a choral singing group while he was an English student at the University of Pennsylvania.

“I had so much fun singing a cappella in college,” Legend, who couldn’t be at the presentation, said in a statement.

“The music, the friendships, the competitions were all a huge part of my college experience. We’re excited to be a part of a show that documents the real ups and downs of this interesting world that many know nothing about. It’s going to be an interesting journey, and I look forward to being a part of it.”