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).