Joe Jonas joins WGN Morning News live to talk about his new show, “The Next”.
CW’s new show, THE NEXT: Fame at Your Doorstep, take four musical icons – Joe Jonas, Gloria Estefan, John Rich, and Nelly – to search from city to city to help an inspiring local music artist rise to celebrity fame.
Contestants will consist of local musical heroes with a regional following of devoted fans and each has a social media presence on Twitter and Facebook. The four musical celebrities will drop in on their lives for 72 hours to help groom each local artist while living with them.
After 72 hours with a music guru, the fresh local artists will go head-to-head with each other with a packed audience. One winner will be chosen and move on to the semi-finals where they will compete against other local artist from different cities.
After six episodes, in six different cities, each of our six local winners will battle it out live on stage each week. Then it is up to America to decide who will rise to stardom and gain a recording contract with Atlantic Records.
The Next will appear on CW Thursday, August 16th 9/8c
As if Joe Jonas wasn’t adorable enough, his work as a mentor with Acuvue’s 1-Day Contest shows his softer side. He dishes to Seventeen about how being a mentor has given him more confidence.
Seventeen: How have you helped the people you’ve mentored fulfill their dreams?
Joe Jonas: I pulled from my personal experiences to help them. Meeting people who want to start a charity, help out their families, or raise money for a good cause has been really fun. I get to surprise them and say, ‘You and I are going to talk about what your dream one day is going to be.’ I helped someone get a food truck and raise money for charity. It was a lot of fun!
17: What has been the most rewarding aspect of mentoring for you?
JJ: The most rewarding part has been to help people and see their confidence build. I remember one girl I did a project with last year: Seeing her a year later, I didn’t even recognize her. Her personality is so bright and energetic now. Seeing that change, I thought ‘This is awesome. This is the kind of stuff I love. This is why I love doing it.’
17: Why do you think it’s important to have a mentor?
JJ: A lot of people put pressure on themselves and think it will be way too hard for them to live out their dreams. Mentors are there to say, ‘Look, it’s not that tough. It’s not as hard as you think. Here are some guidelines and things I have gone through to get to where I am in my career.’
17: Back to Acuvue. Do you think wearing contacts has made you feel more confident?
JJ: Wearing contacts has been great. I use Acuvue 1-Day lenses which I like because I can just throw my contacts out at the end of the day and grab a new pair the next morning. I remember when I was growing up, I always wore glasses and so if I was on-stage or just being able to move around playing sports, I was never really able to because I had glasses holding me back. Wearing contacts has just been very helpful.
THE WINNER OF THE CW’S “THE NEXT” TO EARN RECORDING CONTRACT WITH ATLANTIC RECORDS
The CW to Broadcast the Final 3 Episodes Live as Viewers Get to Vote
for THE NEXT via Online and Social Media
Songs Performed on THE NEXT Available for Digital Download Following Each Episode
July 30, 2012 (Beverly Hills, CA) – As the competition heats up and with an Atlantic Records recording contract awaiting the winner, The CW will broadcast the final three episodes of its new music competition series THE NEXT live from Los Angeles on Thursday, Sept. 27 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), Tuesday, Oct. 2 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET), and the special two-hour finale on Thursday, Oct. 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET). During these live performance episodes, viewers will be able to vote online and through social media for their favorites, narrowing the field until one is chosen as The Next.
Premiering Thursday, Aug. 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m.), THE NEXT travels to cities across the country, including Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Orlando, Los Angeles, and New York, searching for undiscovered artists on the verge of stardom. The finalists from the local cities will then converge on Los Angeles to compete for the grand prize over the final live episodes. Following every episode, the songs performed by the competitors will be available for download on all digital service providers (DSPs), including iTunes and Cricket’s Muve Music.
In each episode of THE NEXT, four music industry superstars — pop icon Gloria Estefan, country star John Rich, hip-hop star Nelly, and pop star and actor Joe Jonas — will drop in on the lives of four up-and-coming local singers in each city and have 72 hours to get them ready for a head-to-head singing competition at a well-known local venue. After performing in front of an audience filled with friends, family, local music fans and the four icons, one winner will be chosen to move on to represent their city in the semi-finals. Then it’s on to the next city and four more contestants.
As an extra twist to the competition, even the contestants who don’t win in their home cities will still have a chance to compete in the finals – viewers across the country will be able to vote for their favorite among the performers who didn’t make the first cut, and the contestant with the most votes will go on to the finals.
After six episodes in six different cities, each of the local winners and the fan favorite will battle it out on stage over the course of the final three live episodes until only one contestant remains — the vocalist left standing at the end will be rewarded a recording contract with Atlantic Records and the chance to open for one of the superstar icons.
From executive producers Dave Broome (“The Biggest Loser”), hip-hop icon Queen Latifah, and Shakim Compere, THE NEXT is produced by Raquel Productions Inc., in association with 25/7 Productions, LLC and Flavor Unit Entertainment, Inc.
About The CW:
THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, made its debut on September 20, 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network and is the only network specifically targeting viewers ages 18-34, particularly women, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. Delivering a total of 30 hours of programming a week, The CW offers a five-night, 10-hour primetime lineup that runs Monday through Friday. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a five-hour Saturday morning animation block.
About Atlantic Records:
Atlantic Records celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2008. Founded in New York City, the label literally grew from a one-room operation into one of the world’s preeminent music companies. Atlantic has released a string of recordings that have had a profound impact on the course of modern music, its rich history including such musical icons as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane, and Led Zeppelin. The Atlantic roster today includes many of the world’s most popular recording artists, among them Bruno Mars, Jason Mraz, Matchbox Twenty, Kid Rock, B.o.B, Death Cab for Cutie, Flo Rida, Lupe Fiasco, Janelle Monáe, Shinedown, T.I., Trey Songz, Wiz Khalifa, Zac Brown Band, and many more.
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Judy Yam, The CW
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July 23, 2012
Singer Joe Jonas stopped by to talk about his new show on the CW called “The Next,” in which he is a judge.
In each episode of “The Next,” four music industry superstars Gloria Estefan, John Rich, Nelly, and Joe Jonas will drop in on the lives of four up-and-coming local musicians.
The show will move from city to city: Orlando, Baltimore, New York, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles. In each town the contestants will be local musical heroes with a huge regional following of devoted fans, as well as a formidable social media presence on Twitter and Facebook.
Some have weekly residencies at the hottest clubs; others have performed in the opening slot at stadium-sized concerts. These aspiring stars are not plucked from obscurity; they are proven artists on the brink of success. They just need a little help making the leap from opening act to headliner.
Tuesday July 31st 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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Cricket & Muve Music are bringing the one & only Joe Jonas to Chicago this Tuesday, 7/31! Joe is in town for the CW reality TV show The Next, where contestants compete for a chance to win a recording contract from Atlantic Records. Tuesday night, Chicago fans will vote live from The Vic to send one lucky contestant on to The Next finals in Los Angeles.
Come meet Joe Jonas this Tuesday at our store on 2660 N. Narragansett Ave, Chicago IL (Brickyard Shopping Center in Oak Park), where he’ll be signing autographs between 10 am – 11 am. No writsbands needed! Fans can begin lining up at 7:00am and at no time sooner on July 31, 2012 or when directed by Cricket authorized personnel. No campout will be allowed in the parking lot.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Pop singer Joe Jonas paid a visit to Staten Island Tuesday, apparently to scout talent for the new CW show “The Next,” in which Jonas, Nelly, Gloria Estefan, and John Rich each choose an up-and-coming artists to work with as mentors, from cities around the U.S.
Their hand-picked candidates, one per mentor per city, are ambushed by their soon-to-be leaders, get surprised with an offer to join the show, and remain under the stars’ tutelage for 72 hours before performing live onstage at a major city venue.
The New York performance and show taping will be held tonight at the Paramount Theater in Huntington. Performers will be competing for a recording contract with Atlantic Records, with Jonas, Nelly, Estefan, and Rich as their judges.
The show is set to start airing Thursday, August 16 at 9 p.m. on the CW, Channel 11.
Though Jonas’ Staten Island pick has not yet been officially named, the star has tweeted about working with a dance instructor he called “Frankie”, and social media users have posted encouragement to Frankie Zulferino, a Tottenville native and Wagner College student whose work with the pop band WOW has earned him local fame in the past.
Published: July 22, 2012 5:46 PM
By FRANK LOVECE. Special to Newsday
OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE. Musicians who might be the next big thing perform at a taping of “The Next” on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington. Gloria Estefan, John Rich, Nelly and Joe Jonas will be on hand to mentor them. You can show up for the free taping, first come, first served, or if you’re a free-registration member of Gotham Casting you can submit an application at gothamcasting.com/#/event_details. The series premieres Aug. 16 on The CW.
Joe Jonas Meets Up with MDot Finley!
THU, 19 JULY 2012 AT 3:00 PM
Joe Jonas runs into former costar MDot Finley at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood on Wednesday night (July 18).
The 22-year-old musician actually just returned from filming The Next: Fame Is At your Doorstep in Baltimore to help MDot celebrate his ‘birthday month.’
“It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do, be able to mentor musicians,” Joe recently told us about the upcoming reality show. “To work with someone that’s in the same genre of pop music and be able to help them towards their career is really exciting!
Monday, July 16, 2012
Jonas Brothers…NEW MUSIC!
Joe Jonas stopped by Z104.3 today to talk about his new show The Next on CW and he told us we should expect some new music from the Jonas Brothers REAL SOON!
“We got in the studio and we’re just creating and coming up with a couple songs…we’ve got a couple songs that we’re really passionate about.”
He goes on to compare their inspirations of their new sound to Kings of Leon, Adele, Temper Trap.
For the past few days, Gloria Estefan, Nelly, John Rich and Joe Jonas have been in Baltimore, preparing contestants to compete in a new TV show.
Called “The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep,” the CW’s singing competition partners the four stars with local, unsigned singers. The four contestants compete on stage, and the audience votes on who they want to represent their city at a live show in Los Angeles.
The Baltimore taping is at 8 p.m. tonight at the Hippodrome Theatre. The winner gets a recording contract with Atlantic Records.
“It’s a little like ‘The Simple Life’ meets ‘American Idol,’” Jonas said.
Jonas and the other singers shadow their contestants day-to-day, and offer tips on improving their craft — though Jonas couldn’t reveal his contestant’s name or many other details.
“[We are] spending every second we can to practice for this big competition show,” Jonas said.
“I have him practice while he plays basketball. While we are hanging out, he is singing. Playing video games, he is singing. Every second I can, I am getting him prepared.”
With so many singing competitions springing up, what sets “The Next” apart? According to Jonas, the personable and down-to-earth mentoring sessions are unique for an “American Idol”-like show.
“You really get to dive in and spend time with these people in fun and funny situations,” he said. “It’s hilarious.”
Although Joe’s contestant lives right outside Baltimore, he has still been able to enjoy and explore the city the past few days.
“I’m loving Baltimore,” he said. “It’s been a lot of fun. … I’ve had some time off and enjoying the city and the nice hot weather. … It’s just the fact that everything is set up near water and I love that. And the restaurants are fantastic.”
Jonas is pumped for tonight’s taping at the Hippodrome.
“It will be a lot of fun and I hope everyone has a lot of fun with it,” Jonas said.
Check-in at the Hippodrome begins at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.
It’s been over two years since the Jonas Brothers hit the studio together and now, after a little time apart, Kevin, Joe, and Nick are ready to capture girls’ hearts all over again with their upcoming album!
Just Jared Jr. recently chatted with Joe at an event for Acuvue’s 1-Day Contest in NYC, where he spilled exclusive details to us about the band’s new music, how he handles heartbreak, and the possibility of starring in a musical with Nick!
Here’s what the 22-year-old singer had to say:
JJJ: Happy early birthday! Do you have any plans?
Joe Jonas: Thank you! Maybe just have dinner with some friends, honestly. Every birthday I have I’m normally on tour. It’s always a cool way to celebrate. We have a bunch of people together and we all hang out and have a big celebration. I think it’ll be nice to just do something a little bit chill this time.
JJJ: You’ve been tweeting a lot lately about recording with Kevin and Nick for your guys’ upcoming album! Can you give us any hints as to what the tracks will sound like?
JJ: I think they have [more] mature lyrics and as we’re getting older we’re able to talk about different things and we each have different inspirations [to pull from]. I’m really happy with the music though. I feel like it’s kind of more back to what it should be, more where the roots are, meaning instruments. You know, it’s not so programmed and all off a keyboard and electronic stuff, it’s almost organic.
JJJ: Is it safe to say new Jonas Brothers’ music will be released before the end of the year?
JJ: Yeah, I think before the end of the year definitely. We’ve got a couple opportunities this year concert-wise that we might do so you might hear it there!
Click inside to read the rest of Joe’s interview…
JJJ: When you guys were first starting out, did you have a backup plan in case your music wasn’t a hit?
JJ: When me and my brothers first started, I think I thought maybe it wasn’t [going to take off]. You always put in the back of your mind that this could just [last] a year, or it could be less, so I did have on my mind to do something [else] like acting or [playing] sports, because when I was younger I never really did sports. If I could have done something like that I would have been happy too, but I’m very pleased to be doing this.
JJJ: What would you say is your guilty pleasure?
JJ: I really love slurpees! I’m a big slurpee guy. Two days ago was free slurpee day at 7-Eleven and I didn’t even realize that. I was pretty upset. (Laughs)
JJJ: Earlier this year, fans saw you on the dating show The Choice. What advice do you have for healing a broken heart?
JJ: I would say…get out of your house. Go hang with friends and get your mind off of it. Go do things that maybe you haven’t done before, because it can be easy to just sit inside your house either look at all the stuff that they gave you and that can be tough. Take a trip somewhere! That’s what I love to do. I just love to get away if things are bad and tough, maybe take a road trip.
JJJ: Since then, you’ve been busy working on another show called The Next: Fame Is At your Doorstep. What’s that experience been like?
JJ: It’s really cool! It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do, be able to mentor musicians. To work with someone that’s in the same genre of pop music and be able to help them towards their career is really exciting!
JJJ: How’s your show different from American Idol and the X Factor?
JJ: The biggest difference is that we’re pretty much moving in with these people. We go in there and are like, ‘Listen. For the next 72 hours I’m going to be hanging out and living with you and we’re going to be practicing as much as possible to get you ready for the biggest show of your life!’
JJJ: That had to be an interesting experience! Can you give us a sneak peek at some of the situations you guys were exposed to while living with the contestants?
JJ: Yeah, for instance, Gloria Estefan, (laughs), she was riding a tractor around and I was babysitting 15 kids! It was pretty bizarre. We did things we’d never done before, but it was a lot of fun.
JJJ: Do you think the Jonas Brothers may perform together on The Next?
JJ: (Smiles) There is a chance, yeah. I’ve talked to my brothers about it and they’re up for it, so if it works out schedule-wise I’m sure you’ll see us on the show.
JJJ: Since you’ve been hanging out in NYC a lot lately, have you ever gotten lost on the subway?
JJ: I have gotten lost. I was kind of taking up the challenge because it was around 5 or 6 and in rush hour traffic you can’t get anywhere. I was uptown for a meeting and I tried to get a cab, but it was dead-stop traffic, so I thought I’d just take the subway. I got off at the wrong stop and was still like a good 23 blocks from my apartment. I was like, ‘Ugh!’
JJJ: Seeing how Nick just wrapped up his Broadway show, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, would you ever consider doing a musical?
JJ: (Smiles) Me and my brother Nick, we’ve talked about doing something. Maybe [we'll do] a show together next year. It’s just an idea.
JJJ: Would the musical be something original?
JJ: Yeah, I think it’d be kind of cool to do a show that was in the West End over in London that maybe had brothers in it somehow. That would be I think the ultimate dream.
JJJ: What would you say has been your best and worst experiences in the Big Apple so far?
JJ: Best experiences…I think there is just so much inspiration in New York City! It’s kind of fun to be able to take my bike and ride it and chill. My worst experience is the same thing. I lost my bike, well my bike got stolen, in the daylight on a Saturday. It was kind of bizarre. It was locked and everything. When my bike got stolen, my buddy said, ‘You’re officially a New Yorker now.’ It was kind of a bummer, but it happens.
JJJ: Do you have any lucky charms or something special that you’ve gotten from NYC?
JJ: I have this bracelet that I’ve been wearing a lot. It’s so funny, people compliment me on it and think it’s like from David Yurman or something like that, but it’s really from a guy on the street, literally like two blocks down. I love his jewelry, so I always sport his stuff. Every time I walk up [to his table] he’s like, ‘Ahhh!’ Last time I actually went, he thought I put on [one of his other bracelets] and wasn’t going to pay [for it]. I had to be like, ‘No, the other one’s right there.’ He almost punched me out! (Laughs)
JJJ: Besides being a mentor/judge on The Next, you’ve also been able to help kids achieve their dreams with Acuve. What’s that been like?
JJ: It’s been great! It’s similar to The Next with me being a mentor, but in a different way. For me, inspiring somebody with the dream they have for charitable work and being able to get either their charity started or raise money for a certain cause is something I just look at and go, ‘Ok, this is why I do this.’ It’s like a dream for me, so it’s been really special.
JJJ: Can you tell us about some of your experiences so far?
JJ: The team at Acuve has been so helpful at [pairing] me with the right opportunities. These two girls I’ve had so far are just so sweet. Both times I’ve just connected really well with them, so I’m really happy.
JJJ: Who would you say has been your biggest inspiration or mentor in helping you achieve your dreams?
JJ: My dad is always someone I’ve looked up to. He’s an incredible person and not only a great manager, but a great dad. He knows how to separate them both. He’s been very supportive during our careers. Even when we only had two people in the audience, he was driving us miles and spending his money so that we could live our dream and that was really an important thing.
JJJ: Thanks for doing this interview!
JJ: Thank you!
Gloria Estefan, John Rich, Nelly and Joe Jonas converged on Central Florida this week. Each mentored a local singer for “The Next,” a reality show that debuts Aug. 16 on The CW. Orlando was their first stop, and they will repeat the process in five cities.
“The Next” puts a more personal stamp on singing contests by showing contenders’ lives and letting the hopefuls interact with mentors.
“You have four separate mentors living 72 hours in the lives of other people, plus a live show in each city,”Estefan said. “Then the finals. There’s a lot on our plate. We do some crazy stuff, which I think makes it different. If not, it’s just another music show.”
Estefan wanted to impress her singer, rocker Cori Yarckin, 29, of Orlando, from the start. “I’m a boater. I ambushed her in true Florida style,”Estefan said.
The four stars prepared the singers for a Wednesday concert at House of Blues, where the audience picked the winner. (No spoilers here.) Then victors in each city, plus one singer selected by viewers, will compete for a recording contract with Atlantic Records.
Nelly compared the process to cramming for a test, which is the concert. “Whoever strikes the A plus is going to win it,” Nelly said. “It doesn’t mean the others failed.”
Nelly said that his singer, Itzy Rodriguez, 26, of Orlando, had a strong voice and could pursue rock, pop or R&B. He met her family and visited her at her job in sales. “She’s selling. That’s what this business is, selling,” he said.
Rich is doing “The Next”while touring with Big & Rich. He pulled up in his tour bus to meet country singer Michael Ray, 24, of Eustis. “It’s like Mayberry in the swamp,” Rich said.
Ray and Rich played “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” while Ray’s family watched. “Then he poured me a shot of Crown Royal,” Rich said. “Praise the Lord and pass the whiskey. I fit right in.”
Rich is a reality veteran after winning “The Celebrity Apprentice.” He jumped at the chance to do “The Next” because he could choose the people he wanted to mentor.
“The other music shows are pretty much all the same as far as it’s a cattle call,” Ray said. “It’s thousands of people showing up to audition and getting pared down. This is the opposite. This is very precise, very focused.”
Jonas said that Tayler Buono, 18, of Orlando responded well to his suggestions, such as asking her to stand up and sing at a barbecue place during lunch. He described the talent pool in Orlando as amazing.
“These artists know who they want to be,” Jonas said. “That’s exciting to see.”
Jonas has been working on music with his brothers again after a two-year break. “We have about 10 or so songs we’re really confident with,” he said. “We’re probably going to be touring again soon.”
Estefan wanted to do the show because her 17-year-old daughter had just left home to study music. “I need to keep busy or I’m going to go stir crazy,” she said.
Estefan is enjoying “The Next” for another reason: “I feel like a headmistress at a school for naughty boys, because I’m the only girl.”
Actor and musician Joe Jonas is the latest Hollywood star cover guy of Garage Magazine.
In this issue, the young superstar shares his current singing projects, the collaboration with Philippine famous clothing brand Bench, and the reason why he’d like to bring the Jonas Brothers on his next visit to the Philippines.
Garage Magazine July 2012 issue is now available at all magazine stands and selected bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.
The Sweepstakes entry period begins at 5pm on June 27, 2012 and ends at 12pm on July 6, 2012 (“Entry Period”). All times in these rules refer to EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).
A huge new music reality competition show from the creator of “The Biggest Loser,” and Queen Latifah, is coming to CW18.
And it’s kicking off right here in Orlando!
Music legends, Joe Jonas, Gloria Estefan, John Rich, and Nelly, will have 72 hours to mentor four of Orlando’s local stars, and give them the chance to become the next national superstar!
AND YOU COULD BE THERE!
It’s all happening at the House of Blues on July 11th. See performances by the four mentors and the four local contestants, and help turn one of Orlando’s local stars into a national superstar.
150 winners will receive admission to the show for themselves and a guest.
10 lucky viewers will win the grand prize, admission to the show for themselves and a guest, plush a chance to see behind the scenes and meet Joe, Gloria, John, Nelly, and the local contestants!
Just fill out the form below and submit. ‘The Next’ will make someone a superstar. Be there as it begins, right here in our own backyard!
“The Next” Ticket Giveaway (“Sweepstakes”) is offered only to legal U.S. residents eighteen (18) years old or older at the time of entry. One winner per household. One winner per family. Prizes are non-transferable. Sweepstakes is offered only to Florida residents who reside within the Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne Designated Market Area (“DMA”) as determined by Nielsen Media Research Services. FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE SOURCE LINK BELOW, MUST READ THE Official Rules
by Sandra Gonzalez
JUN 27, 2012 – 11:05 AM ET
WATCH THE PROMO TRAILER HERE
The celeb mentors on CW’s upcoming answer to the singing competition genre have no boundaries! And that’s sort of the point.
On the network’s
unfortunatelytitled The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep, Joe Jonas (who recently went looking for a date on Fox), Gloria Estefan, Nelly, and country star John Rich immerse themselves in contestants’ lives for a hands-on mentoring experience.
The series, produced by Dave Broome and Queen Latifah, premieres Aug. 16. Click below to see the exclusive first trailer for the show, which features Estefan What Not to Wear-ing some girl’s closet.
Watch Joe Jonas perform at the weekend Girl Scout BIG concert in these video clips.
Joe looked and sounded fantastic at the gig, singing Fastlife, Burnin’ Up, When You Look Me In the Eyes, Love Slayer, Just In Love, Sorry, Burnin’ Up, See No More, Hello Beautiful, Kleptomaniac, and Beautiful People.
The Believe in Girls (B.I.G.) Celebration took place at Liberty State Park over the weekend, celebrating the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary.
When You Look Me In the Eyes
See No More
The CW continues to load-up its first-ever summer schedule with even more original programming, announcing the August premieres for two new reality series THE NEXT: FAME IS AT YOUR DOORSTEP and OH SIT!, as well as the summer debut of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL: COLLEGE EDITION. This summer will also feature season two of THE LA COMPLEX and the return of REMODELED.
OH SIT!, a fun, high-stakes, high-octane musical chairs competition, kicks off the action on Wednesday, August 15 (8:00-9:00 p.m.). Hosted by Jamie Kennedy (“The Ghost Whisperer”) and actress/television host Jessi Cruickshank (“MTV Live”), OH SIT! will see 12 thrill-seeking daredevils racing head to head through five physically demanding, obstacle course-style eliminations as they each compete to claim a chair, to the sounds of a live band. At the end of the hour, only one contestant will be left sitting triumphant to seize the cash prize. Adding to the fun, Tanika Ray (“Extra”) will be in the trenches with the contestants both on and off the track and will add color commentary from the sidelines as the action unfolds.
On Thursday, August 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m.), The CW will go on a nationwide search for undiscovered artists on the verge of stardom with THE NEXT: FAME IS AT YOUR DOORSTEP from executive producer and hip-hop icon Queen Latifah and executive producer Dave Broome (“The Biggest Loser”). In this new take on the music competition genre, superstar mentors, including Grammy Award-nominated musician and actor Joe Jonas, Grammy Award-winning hip-hop superstar Nelly, pop legend Gloria Estefan, and country star John Rich will travel to where the talent is, immersing themselves in the lives and towns of these local performers and preparing them for the chance to represent their home city on stage, live, in front of America.
On Friday, August 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m.), AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL: COLLEGE EDITION makes its debut with a new format, new talent and a new judge – the viewer. Cycle 19 of the show will offer an interactive experience where, for the first time in AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL history, the public will be able to have a say in who stays and who goes in the competition. Right now, fans can go online at www.cwtv.com and vote for their favorite contestants based on photo shoots taken during production. These scores will be used by Tyra Banks and the judges to help determine who is eliminated each week and select viewer comments and videos will be featured in the show.
Also this summer on The CW, THE L.A. COMPLEX returns with the first seven, all-new episodes from its second season, Tuesday, July 17 (9:00-10:00 p.m.). To lead up to its season two premiere, The CW is currently encoring the entire first season of THE L.A. COMPLEX Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 p.m.). REMODELED, starring larger-than-life modeling icon Paul Fisher, will also return to The CW Monday, July 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m.), starting from the beginning and featuring never-before-seen episodes.
Following is the additional CW summer premiere schedule:
MONDAY, JULY 9
9:00-10:00 p.m. REMODELED (series premiere encore)
TUESDAY, JULY 17
9:00-10:00 p.m. THE L.A. COMPLEX (season two premiere)
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15
8:00-9:00 p.m. OH SIT! (series premiere)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16
8:00-9:00 p.m. OH SIT! (special original episode)
9:00-10:00 p.m. THE NEXT: FAME IS AT YOUR DOORSTEP (series premiere)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24
8:00-9:00 p.m. AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL: COLLEGE EDITION (cycle 19 premiere)
Jun 4, 2012 05:47 PM ET
by Kate Stanhope
Joe Jonas and Nelly have joined Gloria Estefan and John Rich on The CW’s upcoming singing competition.
Formerly titled The Star Next Door, The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep comes from executive producer Queen Latifah and follows the four professional mentors as they travel to the hometowns of hopeful superstars. The mentors immerse themselves in the local culture and the contestants’ lives while also helping them prepare to compete and perform live in front of America.
Gloria Estefan on Glee guest-star role and her new singing competition series, The Next
The Next is set to premiere sometime later this summer.
Jonas will next appear on a very different type of reality show — Fox’s new celebrity dating series The Choice, premiering on Thursday. Nelly most recently guest-starred on an episode of The CW’s 90210 last year.
by ALEXANDRA DALUISIO on JUNE 4, 2012 AT 3:58 PM EDT · in NEWS
Okay, JoBro fans, we know you’ve been anxiously awaiting new music from Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas, and while they promise us it’s on the horizon, unfortunately there’s nothing set in stone. But, to hold you over until the bros make their anticipated comeback, Joe Jonas is set to star on a brand-new CW show, The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep.
Joe called into Ryan Seacrest’s radio show this morning to discuss his new project, much to fans’ delight. In the new music competition show, which airs in August, Joe, along with fellow judges Nelly, Gloria Estefan and John Rich, will be mentoring four artists around the country in their quest to make it big. Not only will Joe be his contestants’ mentor, but he will be living in their houses for 72 hours in order to really get a feel for who they are as artists. Yep, that’s right, Joe Jonas could be living in your town very soon. Joe told Ryan:
“I’m gonna be spending time with their families [in order to] learn about them. Say they flip burgers, I’m gonna be flipping burgers.” Stars, they’re just like us.
Not to worry, Jonas fans who think Joe is delaying the recording-process. Little bro Nick tweeted his support shortly after Joe’s big announcement:
“@joejonas so excited for you bro… #joejthenext”
If Joe’s feeling a little nervous about taking on this new role, perhaps he could ask fellow popstar Kelly Clarkson who mentors contestants in another music show, Duets, for a little advice. Hm, the two shows seem pretty similar if you ask us.
What do you think about Joe’s announcement? Will you be tuning in? Should Joe continue to be on reality TV (The Choice airs on Wednesday), or should he stick to music?
Hip-Hop Artist Nelly And Musician And Actor Joe Jonas Join The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep
PRESS RELEASE – June 4, 2012 (Burbank, CA) – The CW has filled out the cast of its upcoming singing competition series as Grammy Award-winning rapper and actor Nelly and Grammy Award-nominated musician and actor Joe Jonas have joined THE NEXT: FAME IS AT YOUR DOORSTEP (formerly titled “The Star Next Door”) as the final two celebrity mentors. The series premiere date and time will be announced at a later date.
From executive producer and hip-hop icon Queen Latifah, along with executive producers Dave Broome (“The Biggest Loser”) and Shakim Compere, THE NEXT: FAME IS AT YOUR DOORSTEP will Go On a nationwide search for undiscovered artists on the verge of stardom. In this new take on the music competition genre, superstar mentors Jonas, Nelly, pop legend Gloria Estefan, and country star John Rich will travel to where the talent is, immersing themselves in the lives and towns of these local performers and preparing them for the chance to represent their home city on stage, live, in front of America. THE NEXT is produced by CBS’s Raquel Productions Inc., in association with 25/7 Productions, LLC and Flavor Unit Entertainment, Inc.
Nelly, who will be releasing his highly-anticipated sixth studio album in the fall, charged onto the hip-hop scene in the summer of 2000 with his groundbreaking debut album, Country Grammar, much to the delight of the legions of fans that now rank him among hip-hop’s premier artists. Ranked No. 3 on Billboard’s definitive list of the best-selling artists of the 2000s, Nelly has not only sold more than 30 million albums/singles, but he also tied with Elton John for the most consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by a male solo artist. Beyond music, Nelly also released a fitness DVD called Celebrity Sweat in September 2010, and his hugely successful Apple Bottoms clothing line for women has expanded to include fragrance, handbags and accessories, footwear, intimates, swimsuits, plus sizes, scrubs, sunglasses, optical, jewelry, girls wear, and infant apparel. In addition to recently acquiring the rights to the Troop clothing line, Nelly is the CEO of his own label, Derrty Ent., co-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats NBA expansion team, and founder of two non-profit organizations, 4Sho4Kids and Jes Us 4 Jackie.
Joe Jonas is an international talent in both the music, television and film arenas. Joe and his brothers burst onto the music scene in August 2007 with their self-titled debut album, which made the top five albums on the Billboard charts and was soon certified double platinum. With the release of the band’s second album, the Jonas Brothers became the first artist ever to have three albums on the Billboard Top 10 at once – Jonas Brothers, A Little Bit Longer and the Camp Rock soundtrack. In 2009, they released Lines, Vines and Trying Times, a global hit that
became their second #1 album in one year. Since then, the Jonas Brothers have sold a combined 20 million units worldwide and earned over 40 Gold & Platinum record certifications. They received their first Grammy nomination in 2008 for Best New Artist, and have won nearly 50 awards across the globe, including an American Music Award. Joe and his brothers have embarked on eight world and regional tours over the past six years, performing for over three million fans. “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience” opened to become the second highest grossing concert film of all time. With an unrelenting passion for music, Joe’s solo album, FastLife, debuted in the Top 15 releases for the week of October 11, 2011. Joe and the Change for the Children Foundation have teamed up with Special Olympics to host fun runs around the world to raise money for Special Olympics. The Jonas Brothers have raised $4.5 million for Change for the Children to date. Currently, Joe is back in the studio working on highly anticipated new music with his brothers.