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REVISED CW PRIMETIME LISTINGS FOR
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
(ALL TIMES ET)
THE SIX LOCAL WINNERS AND ONE FAN FAVORITE BATTLE IT OUT LIVE IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE SEMI-FINALS - In the first of three live episodes, the six local winners from Orlando, Baltimore, New York, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles converge on Los Angeles' Orpheum Theatre to represent their city and to compete for a chance to win a recording contract with Atlantic Records. In addition, viewers across America will have the chance to vote for the return of a fan favorite who didn't win in their local city. Music icons Joe Jonas, Gloria Estefan, John Rich and Nelly will continue to provide guidance to the seven contestants as they battle it out on stage in their quest to becoming "The Next" (#107.)
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.