Thanks to Glee, Pitch Perfect, and The Sing-Off, we’re in a golden age for a cappella in media, and Lifetime is about to give us even more aca-awesome performances with their new show Pitch Slapped.
The docuseries will pit two rival New Jersey high school a cappella teams against each other, each under the mentorship of a superstar in the a cappella world. The mentors will be Deke Sharon, the producer of The Sing-Off and music director and arranger for the Pitch Perfect films, and Diana Preisler, a Broadway veteran and the manager and lead singer for the a cappella group Blue Jupiter. Sharon will work with the group “Stay Tuned” from Cherry Hill, while Preisler will mentor “The Voices” from Allendale.
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Over the course of eight hour-long episodes, cameras will follow the training of these two teams, and broadcast a competition each week. This all leads up to a championship sing-off at the end of the series, which will crown the winning team.
Pitch Slapped premieres Tuesday, Jan. 5 on Lifetime.