[03/11/08 - 01:11 PM] InspiratioN. AspiratioN. Music NatioN. MTV orders "Celebrity Music Mentor Project," in which "viewers will help pair up 8 MTV music celebrity mentors with 8 amateur protégés who will compete to become pop stars."
STATUS: previously in development (2008-2009 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES: eight episodes
DESCRIPTION: (from MTV's press release) On "Celebrity Music Mentor Project (working title)" scheduled to air fall, 2008," viewers will help pair up 8 MTV music celebrity mentors with 8 amateur protgs who will compete to become pop stars. Hopefuls everywhere can post their videos online where celebrity mentors will each select one contestant to coach and ultimately make famous. Once selected, each wannabe pop star will have unprecedented access inside their celebrity coach's world to learn the tricks of the trade. But it won't just be up to the amateurs as the celebrity mentors clash to see who has the ultimate eye for talent. Throughout the 8 week performance competition, viewers will see which idol-making artist has the vision, patience and the drive to make their contestant the best. It will all be up to the viewers to whittle down the wannabees week-by-week until one remains to be crowned MTV's "Celebrity Music Mentor Project (working title.)"