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ABC Hires Meghan Trainor for a Girl Group Drama

All about that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble

Lindsay MacDonald

Meghan Trainor's plan for world domination seems to be going swimmingly.

ABC announced today that Trainor will executive produce a new musical girl group drama called Broken Record. Trainor will also provide original music for the fictional band to perform on screen. Who better to write a few girl power anthems than a grammy-winning pop artist, right?

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Broken Record will follow the story of a girl group called The Candies. After breaking up nine years ago, the girls are reunited on the anniversary of their breakup for an unexpected encore after a tragic event pulls them all back together. The girls are described as "women of a certain age," which in the entertainment industry typically translates to late 30s or early 40s -- you know, a totally OK age to be outside the confines of Los Angeles.

Given that these ladies will be an older group of performers than the 23-year-old Trainor, it will be interesting to see if she attempts to mature her style of music to better fit the age and tone of this fictional girl group.

Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor

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