Big news, reality TV fans: The unscripted and stunning summer hit, Songland, has been revived for a second season, and while details remain uncertain, NBC is searching for the next hit melody. That’s true, you can audition for season 2.
Much like Bravo’s Platinum Hit, Songland is a songwriting reality set. Each week, four writers pitch an original track to three producers and one guest artist. (Past guests include Macklemore, John Legend, the Jonas Brothers, and Meghan Trainor.) After each lyricist performs, the recording artist chooses three songwriters to move onward with and, once in the studio, the songs take on an amazing shape—as the writers and producers work collectively to win over the recording artist. In the end, a winner is awarded and their song is recorded and released.
Songland is the brainchild of musician and composer David A. Stewart, previously of the Eurythmics duo. The series is produced by Stewart; Audrey Morrissey—best known for her work on The Voice—Ivan Dudynsky; Adam Levine, of Maroon 5; and Ryan Tedder, who also attends as a judge.
When questioned about the show, Levine promised fans they were in for a treat. “It’s very real. It’s very special because there’s really nothing like it,” Levine told ET in January 2019. “I think people are going to really enjoy it because they’ve never seen it from this particular point before.”
According to NBC’s announcement, Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean, and Shane McAnally will all be returning for Songland season 2.
There has been no formal casting news, at least not yet, but since Tedder, Dean, and McAnally have ties to some big names—including Demi Lovato, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, and Kelly Clarkson—were are presuming season 2 to be chock full of talent.
While Songland will broadcast on NBC, the network has not given a release date nor have they confirmed the show’s time slot.