Janet Jackson Signs Deal For Reality Show On MTV
Posted on Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:43 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Janet Jackson is getting her own reality television show on MTV, according to Variety.
The untitled project will feature Jackson mentoring a group of aspiring young singers and dancers. The show will be shot in the next few months as Jackson prepares for her world tour, and the casting process has already begun.
Executive producer Dave Broome said, "It's really about finding who's the next Janet Jackson or Justin Timberlake or Usher. And we'll find it from a pool of people who you wouldn't typically find it from. We'll go to YMCAs, church groups, local community centers and try to cast the show."
The series will also take place in various street locales, rather than on a studio soundstage. Producers are still working out the details out the prize for the elimination style show, but it is being reported that it could relate to Jackson's tour, which launches on September 10.