Jamie Foxx to Host 'Beat Shazam' App-Based Game Show

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Jamie Foxx at The Lot Studios Aug. 18, 2015, in West Hollywood, Calif.

Jamie Foxx is turning game-show host.

The Oscar-winning actor will host Fox TV's Beat Shazam, an interactive game show based on the song-identification app Shazam.

The game show's producers include Mark Burnett of Survivor and The Voice.

Foxx will preside over Beat Shazam as teams of two compete against the clock and other contestants to identify hit songs. The team with the highest score will end up competing with the Shazam app for a cash prize.

Beat Shazam is intended to be a "big summer event" for Fox this year, Fox Television Group chief executive Gary Newman told a TV critics' meeting Wednesday.


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