Based on a British series of the same name, Hit Me Baby One More Time will premiere on Thursday, June 2 at 9PM ET/PT and will be hosted by Vernon Kay, who also hosts the original U.K. version of the series.
During each episode, the five music performers will each perform two songs, one of which will be "their greatest hit" and another that will be a cover of a popular contemporary song. In addition to the performances, Hit Me Baby One More Time will air brief summaries of the performers' backgrounds and updates on their current careers and personal lives.
"This exciting new series will reunite the audience with some of their favorite classic musical performers and groups who will play their hits and then compete against each other in an entertaining battle of the bands," Plestis stated in the network's announcement.
While NBC has yet to announce the identities of any of the show's performers, the show's British edition (still in the middle of its initial season) has featured artists such as Tiffany, Belinda Carlisle, Gloria Gaynor, Howard Jones, and Haddaway.
Produced by Granada America, Hit Me Baby One More Time is executive produced by Paul Jackson (Nanny 911, Hell's Kitchen), Curt Northrup (Celebrity Fit Club, America Princess), Michael Agbabian & Dwight D. Smith (Last Comic Standing, Weakest Link), Daniel Soiseth (Hell's Kitchen, Big Brother 4) and Stewart Morris.
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