Name That Tune: Celebrity Edition Season 2: What We Know So Far

Proving that everything old really is new again, classic game shows such as "To Tell the Truth," "The $100,000 Pyramid," and "Supermarket Sweep" are enjoying new life as rebooted series. The hosts, sets, and some of the rules may be different, but the essential components of the games are the same as they were when we watched them as kids during vacations and days home sick from school. (Admit it — you faked a sore throat at least once so that you could lie on the couch and catch "The Price Is Right."

One of the latest shows to join the lineup is "Name That Tune." The musical-knowledge quizzer was originally a radio program in 1952, then switched to television in 1953 and ran (almost) without interruption until 1985, per AARP. The format of the game is refreshingly simple: Contestants square off to see who can name popular songs after hearing just a few notes; the winner goes on to a bonus round where they can win up to $100,000 on top of their previous earnings. This newest incarnation, however, has the welcome addition of Jane Krakowski as host, with Randy Jackson as the bandleader. 

The first season of the show proved popular enough for Fox to renew it for a second go-round, according to TV Series Finale. This time, however, "Name That Tune" will have an extra boost of star power, with celebrity contestants showing off their music trivia chops for charity. Read on to learn more about the new season.

When will Name That Tune: Celebrity Edition be released?

Just in time to beat the end-of-winter doldrums, "Name That Tune: Celebrity Edition" will be premiering on Fox on Tuesday, March 29 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, per TVLine. The hour-long program will be divided into two half-hour games, with two different celebrities competing in each half. The format will remain the same: Over a course of several rounds, contestants will try to rack up as much money as possible by identifying popular songs after hearing just a few notes. 

As opposed to the version viewers may remember from the '70s and '80s, a few new elements have been added. For example, the games-within-a-game include "Mixtape," where players have to identify songs that fit a given topic, and "Remix'd," a tricky game where familiar songs are played in a different style genre (think: a country version of Beyoncé). But the most popular portions of the game are the same as they were almost 70 years ago, like the "Bid-a-Note" round ("I can name that tune in three notes!") and the bonus "Golden Medley" portion, where the winner tries to name seven songs in 30 seconds (as seen here on YouTube).

The fun — and occasional hilarity — will surely continue with the show's special "Celebrity Edition."

Which celebrities are competing on Name That Tune?

The lineup for "Name That Tune: Celebrity Edition" is sure to thrill fans of classic TV — not to mention sports lovers and music aficionados. As with other game shows featuring famous guests, the players are donating their winnings to a charity that they either founded or personally support. 

Included in the roster for the second season (per TVLine) are former "Beverly Hills, 90210" co-stars Jennie Garth and Ian Ziering. Garth will be playing for the Equus Foundation, while Ziering will give his money to the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation. Two other competitors are well-known for their sitcom roles: Frankie Muniz of "Malcolm in the Middle," who's playing for the State Forty Eight Foundation, squares off against "Fuller House"'s Jodie Sweetin, playing for the Scleroderma Research Foundation. Kim Fields, of "The Facts of Life" and "Living Single" fame, will be raising money for Back on My Feet, and Titus Burgess of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" will be playing for Broadway Dreams.

Repping the music world: Spice Girl Mel B, playing for Women's Aid; Shaggy, playing for his Shaggy Make a Difference Foundation; Kelly Osbourne, whose charity is the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai; JoJo (The Hole in the Wall Gang Foundation); punk/country artist Cassadee Pope (Creative Waves Foundation); and country star Jana Kramer (Safe Horizon).

Multi-decorated Olympic gymnasts Laurie Hernandez and Nastia Liukin will trade uneven bars for musical bars as they play against each other for the Alzheimer Association,, and Special Olympics, while Super Bowl winners Victor Cruz and Vernon Davis will compete on behalf of their self-titled charities.

The preview promises plenty of laughs

Fox has teased a preview of "Name That Tune: Celebrity Edition,"  and it promises to be just as entertaining as the regular-folks version. We see Jane Krakowski introduce some of the famous faces — "Shaggy! Kim Fields! JoJo! Kelly Osbourne! Titus Burgess! Mel B!" — as they smile, clap, and dance for the cameras. Ian Ziering even gives Jennie Garth a graceful twirl.

The voice-over announcer asks, "You know their names ... Can they name a tune?" Well ... maybe not. The promo shows Krakowski asking Fields whether she can identify the snippet of a tune the Randy Jackson-led band has just played. Fields grimaces and admits, "Nope!" Ziering apparently has his struggles, too; we see him shout, "I thought I had it!" 

Some of the tunes even confound the celeb musicians. The clip shows Shaggy guessing the name of a song: "I'm Trippin'?" Krakowski retorts, "You're trippin' if you think that's the right answer!"  Oh, well, at least Shaggy can boast of having his song featured in a Super Bowl Cheetos commercial.

As the ad says, "It takes more than fame to win this game!" We'll find out who has the most musical knowledge when "Celebrity Edition" debuts March 29.