[09/14/11 - 06:05 PM]
Nigel Lythgoe Announces New Production Company First Slate of Development Deals Already in Place
Said company is behind "CMT's Next Superstar," which returns for its second season in June.

[06/10/11 - 10:02 PM]
America's Pick to Be "CMT's Next Superstar" Revealed
The cable channel details the winner of the inaugural installment.

[06/07/11 - 08:16 AM]
Performers Announced for The Nationwide Insurance Performance Stage at The "2011 CMT Music Awards" on Wednesday, June 8
Featured performers include Lee Brice, Colt Ford, Hunter Hayes, The JaneDear Girls, Thompson Square and "CMT's Next Superstar" finalists Matt Mason and Steven Clawson.

[06/02/11 - 09:48 AM]
Fans Decide Who Will Be "CMT's Next Superstar" in the Season Finale Airing Friday, June 10 on CMT
The hour-long grand finale will feature a special performance by Kristen Chenoweth.

[03/10/11 - 08:13 AM]
CMT Announces Top 10 Contestants Competing to Become "CMT's Next Superstar"
Thea Andrews hosts the series, which will launch Friday, April 8 at 9:00/8:00c.

[02/09/11 - 01:13 PM]
Nigel Lythgoe Partners With Simon Lythgoe to Launch CMT's New Music Competition Series "CMT's Next Superstar"
Each week, one finalist will be eliminated and America will have the final vote to determine who will win the title.

4/8/11 - 6/10/11
canceled/ended (2010-2011 season)
completed airing its current season
1 (10 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
(from CMT's press release, May 2011) After weeks of competing for the title, the two finalists will learn if they are the winner of CMT'S NEXT SUPERSTAR in the season finale results show, airing Friday, June 10 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on CMT. The hour-long grand finale will feature a special performance by Kristen Chenoweth ("Glee") and at the end of the celebration, host Thea Andrews will reveal America's vote and CMT'S NEXT SUPERSTAR will be crowned. The ultimate showdown between the Top 2 finalists will be seen on the episode airing on Friday, June 3 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). After the final two compete to impress the judges and capture America's vote, voting will open. Fans will be able to vote immediately following the episode via text and at www.cmtsuperstar.com, and votes can be cast until Friday, June 10 at 10:00 AM ET. The winner of CMT'S NEXT SUPERSTAR will receive a record deal with Warner Bros. Records and will be the opening act on CMT on Tour this fall, the annual tour sponsored by the network. The winner's finale performance will also run as a music video on CMT and CMT.com. CMT has given an early renewal to its music competition series, CMT's NEXT SUPERSTAR, which premiered in April. Another crop of singing and songwriting talent will have the chance to compete when the show returns in late 2011/early 2012.
· Thea Andrews as Host
· Bob Kusbit as EP
· Brad Johnson as EP (CMT)
· Melanie Moreau as EP (CMT)
· Nigel Lythgoe as EP
· Simon Lythgoe as EP
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
· 19 Entertainment
· Big Red 2 Entertainment
· Legacy Productions