Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Dollpremiered last March on The CW and aimed to find a new member for the all-female dance troupe/singing group. Asia Nitollano, a former New York Knicks dance team member from Mt. Vernon, NY, was crowned the winner during the show's finale -- but quit after the pre-taped broadcast aired -- instead choosing to "do a solo career."
The CW announced plans in May to air a second Pussycat Dolls Present edition as part of the network's 2007-2008 midseason schedule but remained mum on the show's format until early June, when Pussycat Dolls founder and choreographer Robin Antin revealed that -- rather chronicling the search for yet another Pussycat Dolls member -- the show's second season would feature the creation of an all-new, all-girl trio named Girlicious.
The CW entertainment president Dawn Ostroff confirmed those reports at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour.
During each week of the competition, the finalists will practice choreography with Antin and Pussycat Dolls co-choreographer Mikey Minden and also hone their singing skills with celebrity vocal coach Kenn Hicks. Current members of the Pussycat Dolls -- along with other surprise guests -- will make appearances throughout the season to help inspire the hopefuls.
First-season judges Antin, Geffen Records chairman Ron Fair, and rapper Lil' Kim will all reprise their role for the show's second installment and eliminate finalists at the conclusion of each episode. The 10-episode series will conclude with the all-new, all-girl trio Girlicious being formed and receiving the grand prize of a record contract with Geffen Records.
In addition to airing new episodes in the Mondays at 9PM ET/PT time period, The CW plans to air weekly encore broadcasts of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious on Wednesdays at 9PM ET/PT following new-episode broadcasts of America's Next Top Model's tenth season, which will debut Wednesday, February 20 at 8PM ET/PT.
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