Watch Out, Britney and Demi: Joe Jonas, Nelly (Yes, Nelly) Join CW's Music Competition Series
Fox's American Idol and The X Factor has Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato, respectively. NBC has Christina Aguilera. Now The CW has decided to add some male mentors to the female-dominated singing competition mix.
Pop singer Joe Jonas and R&B star Nelly (yes, Nelly) have been added to the network's upcoming series The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep.
Jonas and Nelly (yes, Nelly) will join the series as mentors, alongside Gloria Estefan and John Rich, who were confirmed for the Queen Latifah-produced series, in March.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will send each of the mentors to local music scenes to find the best untapped stars in America. Then, each act will have a chance to represent their town on the series, which is still searching for a proper premiere date.
Jonas, of course, is best known for his stint as one-third of the popular boy band The Jonas Brothers. He will also appear on the upcoming dating series The Choice, in which everyday contestants compete for the chance to date a celebrity.
Nelly (yes, Nelly), meanwhile, is best known for recording such pop-rap hits as Hot in Herre and Ride Wit Me.
The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep will join a crowded field of music-competition series already established on the small screen, including: NBC's ratings juggernaut The Voice; the recently launched Duets; The X Factor, which just added Britney Spears and Demi Lovato to its judges table; and, of course, the biggest success story of them all, American Idol.
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