WWE SUPERSTAR CHRIS JERICHO TAPPED TO HOST FUSE TV’S REDEMPTION SONG
10 Down on Their Luck Women Are Given One Last Chance to Become Music Stars
Fuse, the national music television network, has signed Chris Jericho, a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar and lead singer of the heavy metal band Fozzy, to host the new original series Redemption Song, premiering Wednesday, October 29 at 11pm ET. The series follows ten women as they compete for a last chance at musical stardom. The winner will receive a major record deal and star in a music video to air on Fuse.
“Many people know Chris Jericho as a WWE legend but he is also a musician and the lead singer of his own band Fozzy,” said Matt Farber, executive vice president, Programming, Development and Digital. “Chris is someone who has worked hard to get to where he is today, and that experience makes him a valuable resource and mentor for these women vying for a chance at stardom.”
For the last nine years, Chris Jericho has played for thousands and sold hundreds of thousands of records as the lead singer of Fozzy. As an avid rock fan and a rock star, Chris Jericho displayed his vast knowledge of music not only in talk, but in action as the host of the XM Satellite Radio show, “The Rock of Jericho.” During his WWE career, he has held six different titles and was the first ever Undisputed Champion of the WWE. From touring internationally to sold out shows, to starting his own record label, Ash Records, Chris Jericho understands the hard work and dedication it will take for these women to capture their dream of a record deal, that has long been out of their reach.
Produced by Zig-Zag Productions USA, Redemption Song pits ten talented female singers who have addictions, criminal records, emotional problems and bad attitudes against one another as they dream of fame and musical stardom. Each week, the women compete in a series of outlandish, transforming challenges, from performing at a Sweet 16 to being grilled by a publicist about their past, ultimately resulting in one girl sent packing. Only the strongest will be redeemed and given the opportunity to sign with a major music label.
Fuse, the national music television network, brings viewers closer to their favorite artists and bands by featuring original series and specials, exclusive interviews, live concerts and video blocks – all rooted in the music experience. Celebrating the hit makers of today, familiar favorites and edgy newcomers, Fuse accommodates the wide ranging tastes and attitudes of its 12-34 year-old audience with compelling music programming on-air, on-line, on-demand and via mobile technologies. Fuse is a part of Madison Square Garden, L.P. is owned by Cablevision Systems Corporation, and includes the New York Knicks (NBA); the New York Rangers (NHL); the New York Liberty (WNBA); the Hartford Wolf Pack (American Hockey League); MSG Entertainment, which includes concerts and events at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, as well as the legendary Chicago Theatre, and which manages wholly-owned live entertainment properties including the Radio City Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular; MSG Media, which is comprised of MSG and MSG Plus.