Lucy Lawless on
"Celebrity Duets"

About The Show

Duets is a new show produced by Simon Cowell, who is best-known for his role in American Idol. Similiar to Dancing with Celebrities, Duets takes established singing stars and pairs them with with celebrities who are normally outside the music industry. The show will follow the professional singers as they instruct their celebrity partners, choose songs and perform duets in front of a panel of judges and a live studio audience on Thursday nights. Viewers will vote on their favorites, and ther results will be shown on Friday nights. Contestants are competing for charity. Information from

In this special 2-hour series premiere, professional singers Cyndi Lauper, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Brian McKnight, Macy Gray, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Richard Marx and Michael Bolton will be teamed up with their non-singer celebrity partners. We will observe as the singing pairs prepare for the first week of competition.

The show will premiere on a one-time-only special night with a two-hour episode Tuesday, Aug. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX (encoring Thursday, Aug. 31 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX). Beginning Thursday, Sept. 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET Live/PT Tape-delayed), Celebrity Duets will air LIVE in its regular Thursday night time slot.

Each week, celebrity participants - as long as they remain in the competition - will be paired with a different recording superstar. The show will follow the celebrities as they are mentored by their weekly recording artist partners, choose songs and perform popular duets live in front of a panel of judges, a studio audience and television viewers.

After each performance episode, viewers will vote for their favorite celebrity performers, with the results announced live on the weekly results show beginning Friday, Sept. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM) on FOX. The celebrity with the fewest votes each week will be eliminated from the competition. The winning celebrity will emerge from the competition in perfect harmony, and a substantial cash prize will be donated to the charity of his or her choice.

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