CBS announces Rockstar: Wiggles *

by DaniGirl on December 19, 2006 · 15 comments

in Life, the Universe and Everything

CBS and Mark Burnett will launch a new reality series that promises to find the next great rock star.

ROCK STAR: WIGGLES, from “Survivor” executive producer Mark Burnett, combines the world of preschool ditties with relationship-style unscripted drama, performance competition and a weekly contestant elimination. The last singer standing will become the lead singer of the internationally renowned band The Wiggles and embark on a worldwide concert tour with the band and be part of the group’s ongoing bid to dominate the world of children’s entertainment.

Each week, the show will feature a LIVE performance competition that will eliminate one contestant, as determined by a combination of celebrity judges, Wiggles band members and preschool audiences around the world. Blonde ingenue Wendy of Bob the Builder fame will co-host, a role popularized by Rockstar hottie Brooke Burke.

Speculation has been rampant about who would replace the band’s lead singer, Greg “the Yellow Wiggle” Page, after he recently announced his retirement from the band due to illness. “We’ve already been contacted by representatives of Elton John, George Michael and Billy Corgan,” said purple Wiggle Jeff Fatt. “We told them that they would have to try out just like everybody else.”

The series, which will be broadcast weekdays starting at 6 am and repeated thrice daily, will also focus on the relationships and interaction between the contestants as they live together with a select group of fans in a Hollywood Hills daycare facility.

The new show will be produced by Mark Burnett Productions. Mark Burnett, Captain Feathersword and Wags the Dog are executive producers. Dorothy the Dinosaur is co-executive producer.

The Wiggles are Australia’s highest-grossing entertainment act. They have sold more than 17 million DVDs and five million albums worldwide.

(* not really)


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Suzanne December 19, 2006 at 1:06 pm

Rats. That sounds like such an entertaining show.
(You write a good press release, btw!)

2 Suzanne December 19, 2006 at 1:06 pm

Rats. That sounds like such an entertaining show.
(You write a good press release, btw!)

3 Sharon December 19, 2006 at 1:19 pm

Oh it’s sounded so much better than American Idol. LOL!

4 Sharon December 19, 2006 at 1:19 pm

Oh it’s sounded so much better than American Idol. LOL!

5 Miche December 19, 2006 at 1:37 pm

Oh my gosh! That sounds like so much fun! I bet you could pitch that to somebody and it would become a reality!

6 Miche December 19, 2006 at 1:37 pm

Oh my gosh! That sounds like so much fun! I bet you could pitch that to somebody and it would become a reality!

7 DaniGirl December 19, 2006 at 3:17 pm

Suzanne – thanks! I actually write press releases professionally, but rarely for something so interesting.
And credit where credit is due: Beloved would like me to inform you all that the Rockstar Wiggles idea was orignally his. (Apparently he’s just as needy for affirmation as I am.)

8 DaniGirl December 19, 2006 at 3:17 pm

Suzanne – thanks! I actually write press releases professionally, but rarely for something so interesting.
And credit where credit is due: Beloved would like me to inform you all that the Rockstar Wiggles idea was orignally his. (Apparently he’s just as needy for affirmation as I am.)

9 roxanne December 19, 2006 at 4:39 pm

You had me on that one to the very end. Rats. That would actually be entertaining.

10 roxanne December 19, 2006 at 4:39 pm

You had me on that one to the very end. Rats. That would actually be entertaining.

11 Sally December 19, 2006 at 4:39 pm

There are SO going to be people who believe you and who ignore the *. I give it one week before your story hits the tabloids. (Kidding!)

12 Sally December 19, 2006 at 4:39 pm

There are SO going to be people who believe you and who ignore the *. I give it one week before your story hits the tabloids. (Kidding!)

13 Skyangel Annie December 20, 2006 at 11:44 pm

LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL!
You had me going for a minute (um…I skipped the * (blush)).
That’s a great press release, though.

14 Skyangel Annie December 20, 2006 at 11:44 pm

LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL!
You had me going for a minute (um…I skipped the * (blush)).
That’s a great press release, though.

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