The Washington Post

Ryan Seacrest developing a singing show for NBC

Ryan Seacrest: preparing to launch another singing show. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

As the New York Post reports, the new series supposedly will not compete with “American Idol.”

Paul Telegdy, NBC’s head of alternative programming, described the concept as “a totally different kind of competition show.”

“It’s not contestant competitive,” he added. (So not like “American Idol.”) “It’s artist competitive.” (So like “The Voice”?)

If the show moves forward, it’s unclear whether Seacrest would step down as “Idol” host. His contract with the Fox series expires after next season.

Also unclear: how many singing competition shows America is supposed to keep up with. Between “American Idol,” “The Voice,” “The X Factor” and Seacrest’s yet untitled venture, DVR storage space could be collectively wiped out nationwide.

So would you watch if Seacrest spearheads his own weekly vocal-off, or would you rather see NBC devote its airtime to more scripted programming? Sound off with a comment.

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.


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