VH1’s But Can They Sing? airs Sunday

VH1 continues its Celebreality block of shows, which let has-been celebrities resecutate their careers by embarassing themselves on cable television, on Sunday with the debut of a new series. But Can They Sing? airs Sunday at 10 p.m. ET and offers nine celebrities–who are famous to varying degrees–the chance to sing and dance.

The celebs, and I use that term loosely for some of them, are Morgan Fairchild, Joe Pantaliano, Bai Ling, Antonio Sabato, Jr, Michael Copon, Kim Alexis, Carmine Gotti, Larry Holmes, and Myrka Dellanos. After working with coaches, they’ll perform songs and then viewers will vote online, via text messages, or via phone.

The series airs over six weeks and will be hosted by Ahmet Zappa.

But Can They Sing? [VH1]

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.