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Adam Levine is Producing a Karaoke Bar-Based Sitcom for NBC

by Catherine Lawson, posted Aug 1st 2011 5:30AM
Adam Levine'Cheers' meets 'The Voice' as Adam Levine flexes his TV muscles and goes behind the camera to produce a sitcom for NBC.

Deadline reports that NBC beat out at least two other networks in a bidding war for the show, which is an ensemble comedy set at a karaoke bar.

The as-yet-unnamed project is being produced by 20th Century Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment. Levine and Jake Kasdan ('Bad Teacher') will serve as executive producers, with Kasdan also attached to direct.

So, will karaoke be 2012's big craze?

The sitcom is said to organically blend comedy with a musical element, so it's fair to say we can expect to see characters rocking out to some old favorites. And maybe some new hits if the synergy between producers and recording companies is right.

Levine and the project's writer, Gene Hong ('Friends With Benefits'), are longtime friends and roommates, who reportedly first met in a karaoke bar.

NBC is said to have been very aggressive in going after the sitcom, largely because of the involvement of its 'Voice' coach, Levine. 'The Voice' is NBC's breakout hit of the year so far and the celebrity coaches -- Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton -- helped propel the show to massive ratings.

Levine's already confirmed that he's returning for Season 2 next year.

'The Voice' Season 2 is due to premiere Sunday Feb. 5th 2012 on NBC.

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