Elizabeth Banks

With ‘Boy Band,’ ‘Candy Crush’ and more, summer TV has more reality than you can shake a stick at

With ‘Boy Band,’ ‘Candy Crush’ and more, summer TV has more reality than you can shake a stick at

Summer is upon us and so is a television landscape full of new competition series and game shows. The theme for this new crop of family-friendly entertainment appears to be “recycling,” as most are classic concepts with a slightly new twist. Here are a few:

“World of Dance”

Premieres: May 30 on NBC

Premise: Picture “America’s Got Talent” and “So You Think You Can Dance” having a very overproduced baby. “Shades of Blue” star Jennifer Lopez executive produces and sits on a judges panel that includes Derek Hough and Ne-Yo.

“Beat Shazam”

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