TVLine Items: See Your Voice Renewed, Chuck Lorre Sitcom Debut and More

I Can See Your Voice

Fox is singing a happy tune, renewing the music guessing game show I Can See Your Voice for Season 2, to air in 2021, the network announced on Wednesday. Ken Jeong will return as host and executive producer, while Cheryl Hines and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton will be back as permanent celebrity detectives.

The program features a rotating panel of celeb guests “to help one contestant tell the difference between good and bad singers, without ever hearing them sing a note. With $100,000 on the line, the contestant will attempt to weed out the bad ‘Secret Voices’ from the good, based on a mystifying lip sync challenge, interrogation and a series of clues.”

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* CBS’ new comedy United States of Al, from executive producer Chuck Lorre, will premiere Thursday, April 1 at 9:30/8:30c, following the conclusion of The Unicorn Season 2. The series follows the friendship between Riley (Imposters‘ Parker Young), a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir, aka “Al” (Rules of Engagement‘s Adhir Kalyan), the interpreter who served with his unit in Afghanistan and has just arrived to start a new life in America.

* Sundance TV has renewed the drama State of the Union, written by Nick Hornby (Brooklyn) and directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen), for Season 2, premiering later this year on Sundance TV and Sundance Now. The new cast will feature Brendan Gleeson (Mr. Mercedes), Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects) and Esco Jouléy (High Maintenance).

* TBS has picked up the cooking competition whodunit Rat in the Kitchen, hosted by comedian Natasha Leggero and judged by celebrity chef Ludo Lefebvre. Each episode brings together six different chefs in a cooking battle — but one of the chefs is an undercover “rat in the kitchen” who sabotages fellow contestants’ chances to take home the cash prize.

* The upcoming Showtime series The First Lady has added the following actors to its cast: Looking for Alaska‘s Kristine Froseth (as young Betty Ford) and newcomer Jayme Lawson (as young Michelle Obama), per Variety, and Better Things‘ Pamela Adlon (as Betty Ford’s social secretary Nancy Howe) and Reprisal‘s Rhys Wakefield (as President Ford’s Chief of Staff Dick Cheney), per Deadline.

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