Queen Latifah to produce talent competition for The CW
March 6th, 2012
03:35 PM ET

Queen Latifah to produce talent competition for The CW

If you live and breathe for singing competitions, fantastic news (everyone else, feel free to sigh along with us): The CW is plotting another one.

On the heels of "The X Factor," "The Voice," "The Sing-Off," and the more O.G. "American Idol" comes "The Star Next Door," courtesy of Queen Latifah.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Latifah's on board to produce the series for The CW, which will feature Gloria Estefan and country singer/songwriter John Rich as "superstar mentors."

The premise sees "The Star Next Door" conducting "a nationwide search for undiscovered artists on the verge of stardom," with Estefan and Rich traveling "to where the talent is" and coaching the contestants locally so that they can then "represent their home city live on stage in front of America."

"The Star Next Door" is set to air this summer on the network, along with "Breaking Pointe," a reality series about the world of ballet, and "The Catalina," which follows the employees and guests of a Miami hotel.

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    March 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. M


    March 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. stu

    u haters here can now go back to ur dead end job!
    LUV u queen! can't wait for ur new daytime talk show too.

    March 8, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mark of Tennessee

    Should be King Latifah she loves the ladies!!!

    March 7, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. M

    your the Queen!

    March 7, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. derp

    Great another stupid psuedo reality show for less than average talent wannabe's. I actually like QL, why is she doing something so pointless?

    March 7, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jordan

    You go girl

    March 7, 2012 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  8. ndubuisi okezie okeh umunna

    Haters get a life

    March 7, 2012 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. ndubuisi okezie okeh umunna

    Y'll jealous. Keeping hating, ass holes. Get a life if you hate my queen. And if you think you are a citizen of america, you are joker. You are just another migrant

    March 7, 2012 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |
  10. Andrea McCaleb


    March 7, 2012 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |
  11. T4fit55

    Yall fools need ta,nutt upa shutup !

    March 7, 2012 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  12. Nanade

    Queen Labeefa is fat and smells like a illegal immigrant.

    March 7, 2012 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  13. Nanade

    Queen LaBeefa is fat and has an adams apple.
    And my poop has a strange taste lately.

    March 6, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mammy

    Is that Oprah? Aretha? Madea?

    March 6, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Capt. Obvious

    Always thought she was a pretty lady. Shame she's a vegetarian, so to speak.

    March 6, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Briggy

    What an important article!!! CNN, u owe me 20 seconds back, deposit it in my life account...

    March 6, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  17. lnor

    Yeah just what we need another boring singing show. is there anything else to put on th networks. Like a good movie!

    March 6, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Inor

      What a novel idea for a tv show! Genius, I say! I wonder how many creative people it took to come up with that idea.

      March 6, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Nanade

    WOW!!! Now the world knows, that U R A Fool. Good job Stupid!! As for Ms. Queen Latifah, I pray that you are blessed and can bless other with this another one of your successful projects.

    March 6, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  19. dizzyblonde

    Gee how kind of you cnn to let me post on your blog about something really important for our times! Mmww (blowing kiss)

    March 6, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  20. TL

    Queen is obese and looks like a dude.

    March 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  21. LoJenk


    March 6, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Denise mitchell

    Congrats and good luck

    March 6, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |

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