Star Plus confirms new Sunday night schedule

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor

Yo Yo Honey Singh's 'India's Raw Star'
Yo Yo Honey Singh's 'India's Raw Star'

Star Plus is sprucing up its Sunday night schedule later this month, BizAsia can confirm.

The channel, which has been broadcasting extended editions of its popular shows during the Sunday night band, will be launching two new shows on Sunday 24th August.

Star Plus will launch ��India�۪s Raw Star�۪ at 19:00 and ��Airlines ��� Har Udaan Ek Toofan�۪ at 21:00. Both shows will run weekly on Sunday nights only. Weekday dramas were extended to Saturday nights earlier this year, with an overwhelming response from viewers.

��India�۪s Raw Star�۪, an unconventional singing reality show with Honey Singh that marks his debut on television, will be seen donning three different hats ��� friend-mentor-judge to all the budding Raw Stars. He will pick participants from different parts of the country who with their unique singing, style and performance will fight it out to become the first-ever ‘India�۪s Raw Star’. This is also one of the first shows to introduce the unique format of digital auditions, thus doing away with the trouble of standing in long queues for hours and travelling long distances for auditions. The show is hosted by Gauahar Khan.

��Airlines�۪ will capture the thrill, glamour and danger associated with the aviation industry. It also marks Bollywood actress Tulip Joshi�۪s debut in television and will also have VJ turned actor Yudhisthir essaying the role of pilots.

Star Plus’ previous experiment with Sunday nights fell flat after ‘Mad In India’ and ‘Ishq Kills’ proved disappointing in the ratings.