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THURSDAY, AUGUST 16
"THE NEXT" - (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
"Orlando" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
MUSIC SUPERSTARS GLORIA ESTEFAN, JOE JONAS, NELLY AND JOHN RICH TAKE OVER THE LIVES OF UP-AND-COMING LOCAL MUSICIANS TO HELP THEM ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS - In this twist on reality singing competitions, Queen of Latin Pop Gloria Estefan, pop icon Joe Jonas, multi-platinum hip-hop artist Nelly, and country superstar John Rich will travel to six different cities - Orlando, Baltimore, New York, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles - and immerse themselves in the lives of local up-and-coming musicians on the brink of stardom, to prepare them for the performances of their lives and the chance to win a recording contract with Atlantic Records. In the premiere episode, Gloria surprises her contestant, Cori, at a boat party, and teaches her how to deal with her stage fright. Joe brings Tayler out of her comfort zone by having her perform material outside her normal musical repertoire. Meanwhile, Nelly puts Itzy on the spot, making her perform in front of her customers at work. And John gets comfortable in Michael's personal space, all while giving him the tools he'll need for an unforgettable performance - cowboy boots included (#101).
SEASON(S): 1 (10 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: presumably canceled on 4/1/13 as the series was not among the cw's summer 2013 plans
DESCRIPTION: (from The CW's press release, June 2012) On Thursday, August 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m.), The CW will go on a nationwide search for undiscovered artists on the verge of stardom with THE NEXT: FAME IS AT YOUR DOORSTEP from executive producer and hip-hop icon Queen Latifah and executive producer Dave Broome ("The Biggest Loser"). In this new take on the music competition genre, superstar mentors, including Grammy Award-nominated musician and actor Joe Jonas, Grammy Award-winning hip-hop superstar Nelly, pop legend Gloria Estefan, and country star John Rich will travel to where the talent is, immersing themselves in the lives and towns of these local performers and preparing them for the chance to represent their home city on stage, live, in front of America.