NBC announces new 'The Search for the Most Talented Kid in America' reality show
By Reality TV World staff, 02/06/2003
NBC announced today that it's new reality series, “The Search for the Most Talented Kid in America,” will begin production immediately abd that the series will premiere later this season. “’American Idol’ has been a huge success, and we tip our hat to the job they’ve done, “ said eff Gaspin, Executive Vice President, Alternative Series, Longform and Program Strategy. “But, they’ve only identified great talent between the ages of 16 and 24."
The series will feature kids from across America competing head-to-head in an overall talent competition, which ranges from song and dance, to the most exceptional and unusual acts.
Each week, “The Search for the Most Talented Kid in America” will highlight the individual talent of 12 kids, who will be scored by a panel of celebrity judges. The judges will pick one winner from each age category (3-7, 8-12 and 13-15), resulting in a total of three finalists at the end of each show. These winners will then advance to the final round in Los Angeles to compete for the grand prize of a large cash prize.
Both one-hour series will also include behind-the-scenes footage of the audition process. Four teams of casting directors for “The Search for the Most Talented Kid in America” will begin to sweep the nation on February 15 in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, and Minneapolis. Auditions will continue in Nashville, Orlando, Denver, and Kansas City on February 18 and 19, and in New Orleans, Boston, Charlotte, and Dallas on February 22. For more information on these auditions, viewers can call the toll free number, 888/423-9119.
“The Search For the Most Talented Kid in America” is a production of NBC Studios. Stuart Krasnow (“Dog Eat Dog,” “Weakest Link”) serves as the executive producer, and Peter Johansen (“The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn,” “The Martin Short Show”) co-executive produces.