“The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep”
By DiMarkco Chandler
Are we really ready for another television talent show? Is there that much demand for something other than “The Voice,” “American Idol” and “America’s Got Talent?” Apparently there is because the CW network has hired Joe Jonas, Nelly, Gloria Estefan and country singer John Rich to travel on a nationwide search for “The Next:” Fame is at your doorstep. The show is being produced by Queen Latifah and executive producers Dave Broome and Shakim Compere.
Jonas, who is also appearing in the new Fox celebrity dating show, was recently interviewed by Ryan Seacrest. When the American Idol host asked him about “The Next,” Jonas replied, saying: “The series is a music talent show; I’m really excited about…I’m going to be moving in with someone. The judges will be going to different cities in the states. There will be four people auditioning in each city, and these artists are going to be either people that had a chance in the past; maybe they possibly got dropped from a record label. Also there will be people that are local stars or local celebrities.”
The project has not published an air date yet, but you can be sure with one of the Jonas Brothers attached, it’s going to attract a large viewership.