New reality competitions will premiere on DISH Network tonight including the second season of NBC’s The Sing Off starring host Nick Lachey, plus TLC’s competitive spin on New Jersey’s famous baker with Cake Boss: Next Great Baker. In case you missed last season’s The Sing Off, you’re probably not alone, although it did make it back for an encore season, I expect this year to be even more Glee– like with groups of young hopefuls competing for a $100,000 prize plus a record deal with Sony Music. The celebrity judges that will guide the singers with sound advice from experience include Nicole Scherzinger, Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman. Unlike American Idol, The Sing Off will only last for five nights throughout December as America votes for its favorite a cappella group. Each of the ten groups will perform popular songs without lip synching or background bands, the winners will be announced on finale night, Monday, December 20. You can catch tonight’s premiere episode in HD on NBC from 8-10 PM ET.
Rounding off reality premiere night on DISH Network programming, includes TLC’s Cake Boss: Next Great Baker,where ten talented individuals will whip up some drama in a bake-off to become Buddy Valastro’s (the “cake boss” himself) newest pastry chef. In a recent press release from TLC, Valastro mentioned that he hopes the spin-off reality series will be inspirational to viewers looking to break into the industry: “This show is as much about learning how to run a successful business as it is about learning the tricks of the trade.” The eight week long series will show contestants competing in challenges around Jersey City and Hoboken, and tonight’s episode has the aspiring Carlo’s Bakery workers creating a self-inspired “celebration cake.” You might have to record one of the two reality shows on your DISH DVR using the DISH Remote Access app, since Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker will also premiere at 9/8c on TLC.
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