Skip to Content

Name That Tune Returns to FOX in January

FOX hits the right note with the all-new rendition of beloved musical game show Name That Tune, premiering Wednesday, Jan. 6 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Created by Harry Salter, the one-hour game show tests contestants’ music knowledge, as they battle it out in an assortment of challenging musical games for cash and prizes.

Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) will host, and Grammy Award winner Randy Jackson (American Idol) will serve as band leader.

“We’re thrilled to bring the iconic musical game show Name That Tune back to television with this updated revival. It’s been beloved the world over for decades and we can’t wait for a new generation of families to get to play along with the classic series at home,” said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment & Specials, FOX Entertainment.

“With the captivating Jane Krakowski as host, alongside band leader Randy Jackson, the Big Dawg himself, this surely will be a harmonious pairing.”

Each one-hour episode of Name That Tune is comprised of two stand-alone half-hour contests, each pitting two players against each other as they race against the clock to test their knowledge of songs, performed by the live band. Each contest features a rotating variety of games from the original format, before the iconic Bid-a-Note round.

The player with the most money at the end of Bid-a-Note wins the game and takes his or her bank into the Golden Medley bonus round, for a chance to win additional cash and potentially the $100,000 grand prize.

Name That Tune is produced by FOX Alternative Entertainment, Prestige Entertainment and Eureka Productions (Holey Moley, Dating Around, Full Bloom). On behalf of Eureka Productions, Chris Culvenor and Paul Franklin will serve as executive producers.

Ralph Rubenstein and Noah Rubenstein are also executive producers, along with Janine Cooper, who also serves as the series’ showrunner.

Jane Krakowski received four Emmy Award nominations for her role as Jenna Maroney on the Emmy Award-winning network comedy 30 Rock. She was first introduced to TV audiences in her breakout role on FOX’s Ally McBeal; spent four seasons on the Emmy Award-nominated streaming series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which earned her an Emmy nomination and a Critics’ Choice Award; and she currently can be seen opposite Hailee Steinfeld in the streaming series Dickinson.

Her other television credits include Modern Family, The Simpsons, American Dad, Younger and Sesame Street. Her film credits include National Lampoon’s Vacation, Alfie, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, Pretty Persuasion, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, Adult Beginners, Big Stone Gap and Pixels.

Randy Jackson’s fearless and forward-thinking mentality, along with a lifelong passion for music, has guided him from musician, songwriter and Grammy Award-winning producer to revered record-industry executive, business entrepreneur, best-selling author, talent manager, television producer and beloved global television personality.

Jackson produced and performed on hit records by Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Steven Tyler, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Van Hunt and Madonna, to name just a few. He’s also lived in the rock ‘n’ roll world, recording and performing with legendary musicians such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Bon Jovi, Keith Richards, Journey, Carlos Santana, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and countless others. All in all, he has more than 1,000 Gold and Platinum plaques to his name, with collective sales exceeding 200+ million copies.

However, it is Jackson’s 13-season stint as judge on American Idol that made him a household name and pop icon. Jackson has launched various other ventures, including producing MTV’s Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew for seven seasons, and founding a successful music and influencer management firm and production company.

For the past 15 years, Randy Jackson Eyewear has been one of the leading men’s optical eyeglass brands in more than 10,000 retail locations in the USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Latin America.

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links through which we earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase, at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.