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Beat Shazam

Beat Shazam

Photo Credit:  James Dimmock / FOX
  • Premiered: 
    May 25, 2017
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  • Network: Fox
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Jeff Apploff 
  • Subject Matter: Musical
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Plot Synopsis

Hosted and executive produced by Jamie Foxx, BEAT SHAZAM is a one-hour interactive game show that pits teams of two against the clock -- and each other -- as they attempt to identify the biggest hit songs of all time. In the end, the team with the most money banked will outlast the competition and go against Shazam, the world's most popular song identification app, for the chance to win a million dollars. During each 60-minue episode, the teams go ear-to-ear for the chance to BEAT SHAZAM. In each round, Foxx presents a choice of two music categories, ranging from "'80s Favorites" to "Beyonce Hits." Teams hear a song and try to identify its correct title before all the other teams. As the rounds progress, quicker pairs continue building their banks, while players with the lowest dollar amount are eliminated until only one team remains. Mark Burnett is also an executive producer of BEAT SHAZAM.

Season 2 of BEAT SHAZAM premiered on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 8pm ET/PT on FOX, as returning host Jamie Foxx is joined by his daughter -- actress, model and writer Corinne Foxx -- who is the deejay for the new season. In the season opener, teams of two battle against the clock to identify hit songs by hearing a small portion of each one for a spot to compete against Shazam for a cash prize. On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8pm ET/PT, FOX premiered the Season 2 finale of BEAT SHAZAM. In the season ender, teams of deejays compete to be the team with the highest score, outlast the competition and go against Shazam, the popular song identification app, for the chance to win up to one million dollars.

On Monday, May 20, 2019 at 8pm ET/PT, FOX premiered the third season of BEAT SHAZAM, with Jamie Foxx returning as host and his daughter, Corinne, again serving as the show's DJ. In the season opener, "Teachers Win Big!," sixth-grade social studies teacher Vanessa Verni, who won $58,000 on WHEEL OF FORTUNE, and her college buddy, Nicole Costanza, compete against Aaron Smith, an assistant professor of Africology and African American Studies at Temple, and his brother, Martin.
FOX premiered "Santa Jamie," a BEAT SHAZAM holiday special, on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 8pm ET/PT. Teams of cousins, military DJs and a father/daughter duo compete in this one-hour holiday episode.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Apploff Entertainment (as Apploff Television)
  • Produced by MGM Television
  • In association with Shazam