Reality singing competitions have been very good to
The new series, announced Sunday by Telemundo, is called "Superstar Showdown." Instead of a panel of judges annointing a new would-be superstar from a field of unknowns, this series will pit well-known singers against each other in a series of competitions, including sing-offs.
There's no premiere date set for the new series and no superstar talent announced yet. The expectation is that Seacrest, with his omnipresence on multiple outlets, will be able to attract some names to do singing battle against one another.
Additionally, the channel, which is second to competitor
Seacrest's new producing venture comes as his decade-old home at "American Idol" is undergoing a bit of upheaval. Randy Jackson, the only judge who had been with the show since the beginning, elected to leave the show next year. And while
Seacrest's production company is also behind the new comedy series "Mixology," which was just announced as a series by