Name That Tune supersizes classic game show

Eureka's shiny floor show for FOX is another sign of making TV safely down under.

Filming on Name That Tune, with host Jane Krakowsi & musical director Randy Jackson finished in Sydney last Friday.

Eureka Productions filmed 10 rebooted episodes in a coup for the FOX Network in the USA. Australia’s relative success in handling the pandemic has seen a number of international productions seek local solutions.

When it screens in the US in January the show will be partnered with the anticipated launch of The Masked Dancer.

In the Aussie-made version, Name That Tune is super-sized from its classic game show (originally debuting in 1953) to a shiny floor 2020 edition, complete with a live band and 4 singers.

Expat contestants try their luck at several music rounds, including Bid-a-Note and Golden Medley, for big cash prizes. The Sydney studio audience, many of whom have been lacking live music, were giddily dancing in their seats at the Aware Theatre, Sydney Convention Centre.

There’s no word yet on whether an Aussie broadcaster will pick up the series, but Eureka is adding to its growing list of product for the US market Holey Moley (ABC), Dating Around (Netflix), Full Bloom (HBO Max) and Name That Tune (FOX).

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  1. Series 3 of The Circle will apparently be shown early next year in the UK. I cannot for the life of me understand why they didn’t film and show a series this year (the last series was last year).
    It is literally a show about social distancing. Contestants don’t come within six feet of another person until they are voted out.

    No need to move it to Australia for filming – it could easily be produced in the UK following all covid guidelines. It is perfect lockdown viewing – I’m baffled as to why they aren’t doing as many seasons as they can right now.

      1. I don’t think Netflix do own the show. It’s a Studio Lambert format that started on CH4 and is currently preparing for a third season on that network. I imagine Netflix has optioned it for multiple territories.

      2. Fair enough. Surely the construction / conversion of a building would be similar to that of a Big Brother type show, easily replicated in other territories. But with Name That Tune, I think it’s got potential. Would be good to see if it works well enough for an Aussie adaptation.

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