'Don't Forget the Lyrics!' on Fox: 5 things you didn't know about Niecy Nash

Nicey Nash will host Fox's upcoming musical game show called 'Don't Forget the Lyrics!' which will premiere on May 23


                            'Don't Forget the Lyrics!' on Fox: 5 things you didn't know about Niecy Nash
Nicey Nash in a still from 'Uncorked' (Netflix)
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Fox is bringing its ever-green show 'Don't Forget the Lyrics!' back on TV and who better than Nicey Nash to host the hit show. The show previously aired on Fox between 2007 to 2009 and was hosted by Wayne Brady.

This series challenges contestants’ musical memory in a bid to win $1 million as long as they don’t forget the lyrics. Songs can be chosen from different genres, decades, and musical artists. Once chosen, the contestant will take the center stage to sing the song with the band playing in the background and the lyrics will be displayed on the screen. That's pretty much it. Shall we get to know a little more about the host of the show?

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Who is Niecy Nash?

Carol Denise Betts, known professionally as Niecy Nash, was born in Palmdale, California. She is an American actress, comedian, and television host. She attended California State University, Dominguez Hills. She made her debut on television with the 1995 film 'Boys on the Side'. She also starred in the 1999 film 'Cookie's Fortune' and had a recurring role in the CBS drama series 'City of Angels' in 2000. The actress won a Daytime Emmy in 2010 as the producer/host of 'Clean House: The Messiest Home in the Country' in the category of Outstanding Special Class Special.

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Nash moved on to being cast opposite Cedric the Entertainer in the TV Land sitcom 'The Soul Man', and Laurie Metcalf in the HBO comedy series 'Getting On'. She also won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. In 2020, Nash starred in another Netflix feature drama film 'Uncorked', and also appears in the Netflix high-school romcom 'Never Have I Ever'.

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Nash was married to Don Nash for almost 13 years before filing a divorce in early June 2007. In 2010, she got engaged to Jay Tucker and subsequently got hitched. But that didn't last long as the duo separated in 2020. The same year, Nash married singer Jessica Betts.

What is 'Don't Forget the Lyrics!' all about?

The musical show 'Don't Forget The Lyrics!' originally aired on Fox between 2007-09 and was hosted by Wayne Brady. The series challenged contestants’ musical memory in a bid to win $1 million as long as they didn’t forget the lyrics. In 2021, the network ordered a new version of the game show. The reboot will premiere this month and will be hosted by Niecy Nash.

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'Don’t Forget the Lyrics!' was created by Jeff Apploff, who produces Fox’s 'Game of Talents', 'Beat Shazam', and 'Mental Samurai'. The official synopsis of the show reads, "Contestants' musical memory is challenged, as they get one song closer to winning $1 million if they "Don't Forget the Lyrics!" Contestants choose songs from different genres, decades, and musical artists. Then they take center stage to sing alongside the studio band as the lyrics are projected on screen -- but when the music stops and the words disappear, the contestants must belt out the correct missing lyrics. If they sing nine songs correctly, they are presented with a No. 1 hit and attempt to sing the final missing lyrics for the top prize of $1 million."

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Trailer

The trailer for this show hasn't been released yet, we'll update this space soon with the same.

Catch the show exclusively on Fox from May 23, 2022.