TVLine Items: Singing Series Adds Joe Jonas and Nelly, Bold and Beautiful Boots Bad Boy & More!

Joe Jonas and Nelly have joined The CW’s new reality competition series, The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep, as celebrity mentors.

Formerly titled The Star Next Door, the singing competition follows four recording artists — the aforementioned duo plus the previously announced Gloria Estefan and John Rich — as they find talent all over the nation and then immerse themselves into their day-to-day lives as they ready them for live TV sing-offs.

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The Next is slated to premiere later this summer.

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• Sean Kanan is already out at The Bold and the Beautiful after having just returned to the CBS soap in late May. “I want to thank all of you for your support,” the daytime vet announced via Twitter. “Apparently Deacon’s time there has come to an end.”

• Frances Conroy (American Horror Story) and John Doe (Roswell) have been cast in Lifetime’s upcoming June Carter Cash telepic, playing the country music legend’s mother and uncle, Maybelle and A.P. Carter, respectively.

• Brian White (Men of a Certain Age, The Shield) will guest-star in an August episode of Burn Notice as a hardened FBI agent, reports.

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• New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana, who last Friday hurled the first no-hitter in team history, will present the Top 10 list on CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman tonight.

• Disney Channel has ordered a third season of Shake It Up, which currently ranks No. 1 among Kids 2-11 and age 6-11.

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  1. Phil says:

    Bold move CW! They just need young stars because Gloria Estefan and John Rich? Who? Just look at ABC’s Duets!

    • Babygate says:

      Gloria Estefan has had more success in her career than many of today’s younger ‘stars’ and did it with grace and poise while uplifting her roots and remaining someone worth emulating. Today’s young wanna-be artists should be so fortunate to have a mentor like Gloria Estefan, who by the way, is a star-maker, not only in the U.S. but throughout Latin America.

    • SallyinChicago says:

      The judges of this new show need exposure and probably money. And honestly, do we need ANOTHER singing show?

  2. xwiseguyx says:

    John Rich is a homophobic Republican. I will not support this series.

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    • ChicagoDan says:

      Gloria Estefan also is a registered Republican, so I guess that makes her evil, too. Let’s not forget which president has yet to speak up against any defensive of marriage election. (Coincidence he announced his “personal” evolution, the day after NC voted to shut down gay marriage/civil unions?) Wake up.

    • Babygate says:

      John Rich is a Republican? Well, shucks, now I have to watch…

  3. Russ says:

    Another singing competition. Lame.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Beware CW viewers, this is how it started at NBC. They start adding all this “reality” crap to schedule and next thing you know all your favorite shows start getting pushed around and/or cancelled because the network doesn’t care and doesn’t bother to promote the really good stuff you actually really do like and then wonders why ratings are so bad. What they do instead is TELL you what to watch and expect you to like it.

  5. Seriously? says:

    That is easily the worst name for a singing show they could possibly have come up with.

  6. Steve says:

    Can we get the networks to agree to NO MORE SINGING SHOWS!!!!! PLEASE !! This show on the CW is gonna be a massive failure and Im so disappoints cuz I love love love love Gloria Estefan. Not only is she a talented diva with a multi platinum international career, she’s one of the most down to earth genuine people you’ll ever meet. Got a chance to work with her briefly over 20 years ago and will never forget her kindness. I have all her albums; think she’s be a great mentor to talent ; but not on a CW show…Would have liked to seen her on a major venue like Idol or X Factor…(or even the Voice which might have been able to spice up ratings with different mentors each cycle- that could also attract diversity because it would only require a 1 year commitment for todays still active touring artists)

    • Babygate says:

      Completely agree. The problem is that people not only tune in, ratings actually indicate how much they are favored by the viewers. And as long as people keep tuning in, the networks will continue to try to get a piece of this particular pie. And just for the sake of Gloria Estefan I hope it doesn’t tank, but, let’s get real, it IS the CW…

  7. Babygate says:

    The only thing that appeals to me about this is watching Gloria Estefan. I deeply dislike singing competitions and reality shows in general. I think the market is over-saturated with this particular genre. But as long as they continue to pull the ratings, networks will continue to make them. The only way I would watch is if there’s someone I admire involved. Like Kelly Clarkson in Duets and now Gloria Estefan on this. Now I have to watch it…