HR Strange But True!
October 12, 2006

Don't be surprised if actor Alan Thicke shows up at your cubicle and asks you to sing a few bars. With a premise that sounds like a cross between The Office and American Idol, Thicke's new TV show, The Singing Office, will pit teams of employees against each other as they perform musical numbers in competition for a cash prize.

Based on a popular Dutch reality format, the show revolves around producers surprising employees at two companies who are then asked to do impromptu singing auditions. The best five singers from each office are flown to Hollywood, where they are coached on singing and dancing toward the goal of performing a number in front of an audience.

At the end of each episode, the audience chooses the better "singing office," and that team wins a cash prize.

Thicke is probably best known for his role as the father in Growing Pains. He also has musical talents, having written the theme songs for The Facts of Life, Diff'rent Strokes, and Wheel of Fortune.

He also hosted the game shows Animal Crackups, All-New 3's a Crowd, and Pictionary. Thicke appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful earlier this year and co-hosted NBC's Celebrity Cooking Showdown.

Sources:, Jam! Showbiz

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