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.
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, EW.com reports.
• 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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