Nickelodeon Announces Celebrity Judges, Host for ‘America’s Most Musical Family’


Nickelodeon announces the celebrity lineup for the network’s new music competition show, America’s Most Musical Family. Grammy Award-winner Ciara, who is an executive producer, YouTube star David Dobrik and singer-songwriter, record producer and actress Debbie Gibson. Nick Lachey will host.


America’s Most Musical Family was first announced in February as part of Nickelodeon’s biggest content slate ever. The 12-episode series begins production this week in Los Angeles and is scheduled to premiere later this fall.


“We are thrilled to welcome Nick Lachey and our incredibly talented judges—Ciara, David Dobrik and Debbie Gibson—to Nickelodeon,” said Rob Bagshaw, executive vice-president of Unscripted Content. “Nick continues to wow crowds performing alongside his brother Drew in 98 Degrees; Debbie remains the record-holder as the youngest female artist to write, produce and perform a number-one hit; David’s razor-sharp wit and expertise in the digital world will help families build their brand; and Ciara leads her own family in the spotlight as she continues her chart-topping career as a true triple threat. But ultimately, this competition for all ages is about celebrating exceptionally talented families. We’re in for a spectacular show.”


America’s Most Musical Family is a music competition series that will feature a wide variety of talented and diverse families of two or more relatives who perform together, ranging from a father-daughter duo, sibling groups, and a 12-member multigenerational brass ensemble. Over the course of 12 hour-long episodes and one half-hour special, these American musical families will battle it out on stage for the chance to win a $250,000 cash prize and a recording contract with Republic Records.


America’s Most Musical Family is produced by Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation, with IPC’s Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman (Undercover BossSo You Think You Can Dance), Claire Kosloff and showrunner Jeff Boggs (Nashville StarWho Will Rock You?) as executive producers. Ciara also serves as executive producer, alongside Republic Records and Nickelodeon’s Rob Bagshaw and Paul J Medford. The series is directed by Julia Knowles (The X FactorMTV Europe Music Awards), with stage design by set designer Anton Goss (The VoiceShark Tank). Production of America’s Most Musical Family is overseen for Nickelodeon by Bagshaw.