Nashville Star Moves Down The Dial
January 17, 2008 at 2:28 PM (PT)
"Nashville Star" will return for a sixth season, but with a new home -- NBC. USA NETWORK executives had previously announced that they had no intention of renewing the singing competition for another season, but one of the show's executive producers has a new gig and is bringing the show back with some changes.
BEN SILVERMAN, one of the show's executive producers, now runs NBC ENTERTAINMENT, and has placed the show on the network's summer schedule.
This year's show will feature a new host and new judges, plus in a major change, duets and groups will now be eligible to compete, while contestants can now be as young as 16 with no upper limit on age. Casting on the new "Nashville Star" will begin next month.
The show was created by REVEILLE and is produced by 495 PRODUCTIONS and PICTURE VISION. SILVERMAN will remains as an executive producer, along with HOWARD OWENS, MARK KOOPS and SALLYANN SALSANO.