TVLine Items: Josh Groban to Host Rising Star, Syfy's Dominion and Ascension Trailers and More

Josh Groban Rising StarJosh Groban is joining the ranks of Ryan Seacrest and Carson Daly.

The singer will host ABC’s singing competition series Rising Star, premiering Sunday, June 22 at 9/8c.

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Additionally, Kesha, Ludacris and Brad Paisley will serve on the panel of experts.

Rising Star gives viewers the final say in which aspiring singers move on by allowing the audience to vote in real time via an app as the contenders perform. If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the contestant moves on.

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* Fox has bumped up the premiere date of its reality dating experiment I Wanna Marry Harry to Tuesday, May 20 at 9 pm, following the first night of American Idol‘s two-night finale.

* Syfy has unveiled trailers for its new series Dominion, debuting June 19, and the Tricia Helfer-starrer Ascension, coming in November.

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Dominion — based on the film Legion — is set 25 years in the future, after a war between an army of angels and mankind has transformed the world. The cast includes Christopher Egan (Kings), Tom Wisdom (300), Roxanne McKee (Game of Thrones), Alan Dale (Lost), Anthony Stewart Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Luke Allen-Gale (The Borgias).

The six-hour event series Ascension features the Battlestar Galactica alum as manipulative power broker Viondra Denniger who navigates life aboard the starship Ascension, which was sent into space by the U.S. government in 1963 to populate a new world. Ascension picks up 50 years into the mission, as a mysterious murder causes those on board to wonder why they’re really there.

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10 Comments
  1. Dani says:

    Lol Josh Groban will probably be the best (technical) singer in the whole show. I hope he doesn’t quit his day job.

  2. forwarddad says:

    Josh great singer lousy host. Kesha hahaha

  3. BOOOO. Region locked.

  4. Alienate says:

    “Rising Star gives viewers the final say in which aspiring singers move on by allowing the audience to vote in real time via an app as the contenders perform. If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the contestant moves on.”
    This is all I needed to see to guarantee I won’t watch it. Another show where West Coast Viewers are left holding the Impotency Bag. Thanks, ABC, and NBC (The Voice) for freeing up my TV viewing schedule.

  5. I Heart Damon Salvatore says:

    Kesha judging a singing show? What’s next? Donald Trump judging a hairstyling contest?

  6. Allyson says:

    another singing show really? How original! There are way too many of these shows on tv already!

  7. Stormy says:

    Kesha & Ludacris? Did they look under the empty barrel to find them as “experts”? OMG! Dead in the water before it airs. With all of the musical possibilities out there, this is who they hired? LOLOLOLOL! Josh can sing, but Ryan Seacrest is the benchmark MC for these shows. One needs charm, grace, approachability and style for the job. Josh is none of those.

  8. Mellie says:

    Rolling my eyes at all of the people who don’t know anything about Ke$ha…

  9. jr. says:

    Former SMASH star Jeremy Jordan would make a better host than Josh.