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[02/03/06 - 12:00 AM]
Rock Star: The Series (Working Title) Returns This Summer to the CBS Television Network

[via press release from CBS]

ROCK STAR: THE SERIES (working title) RETURNS THIS SUMMER TO THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Here's Your Chance To Become The Next Great Rock Star!

CBS's ROCK STAR returns for a second season in Summer 2006. Casting for this sleeper-hit series will begin in early March, 2006. Applications for potential singers can be found at CBS.com and http://rockstar.msn.com. ROCK STAR: THE SERIES (working title) auditions are open to men and women all over the world who are at least 21 years-old.

Open calls for ROCK STAR will take place in the following cities on the following dates (cities are subject to change; venues will be announced at a later date):

March 1, 2006 � AUSTIN, TEXAS
March 3, 2006 � BOSTON
March 6, 2006 � ATLANTA
March 8, 2006 � NEW YORK
March 11, 2006 � CHICAGO
March 13, 2006 � TORONTO
March 16, 2006 � MINNEAPOLIS, MN
March 18, 2006 � SEATTLE, WA
March 21, 2006 � SAN FRANCISCO
March 23, 2006 � VANCOUVER
March 31, 2006 � LOS ANGELES

Last summer's inaugural edition of ROCK STAR averaged 6.32 million viewers on Tuesday, winning its time period in adults 18-49 (3.1/8) while the Wednesday performance show averaged 5.44 million viewers. Both the Tuesday and Wednesday shows increased their ratings throughout the summer, culminating with a season high 7.83 million viewers for the finale.

The series will be produced by Mark Burnett Productions. Mark Burnett, David Goffin (ROCK STAR: INXS, "American Idol") and Lisa Hennessy (ROCK STAR: INXS, "Eco-Challenge," "Contender") are executive producers. Conrad Riggs is co-executive producer.





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· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· CONTENDER, THE (VERSUS)
· ROCK STAR (CBS)





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