LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — After capturing lightning in a bottle, American Idol producers are hoping to pull off a repeat.
According to Variety, the producers of "Idol" have signed on with Fox to do a new show provisionally called "The Search For The Next American Band."
The show won't stray far from Idol's successful format — starting with an audition phase during which bands of all formats will have a chance to vie for one of 10 semifinalist slots. Viewers will then determine which band will proceed to the next round until a winner is chosen. Unlike "Idol" however, the show will only air once a week.
According to the report, the show will set itself apart from "Idol" by "digging deeper into the stories" of the bands and the travails they have faced while trying to make a go in the music industry.
No word has been announced about who will host the show, which is expected to debut next fall, but it won't be any of the current "Idol" judges. The production side however will feature some veteran producers who have just announced that they are stepping down as executive producers from the upcoming broadcast of The Emmys. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers