STAR SEARCH IS COMING TO CBS!
Premieres Wednesday, January 8, 8PM ET/PT
STAR SEARCH, a one-hour variety/talent series hosted by Arsenio Hall and inspired by the original "Star Search" television program (1983-1995), which helped launch the careers of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Ray Romano, Sinbad and Martin Lawrence, among others, will be broadcast live twice a week for four weeks, beginning with its premiere, on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8PM ET/PT.
The series will feature live tournament-style competitions in four categories - adult singer, junior singer, comic and supermodel - culminating in the grand prize winning STAR in each category. A panel of both celebrity judges and viewers at home via the Internet who will determine the winners.
The suspense will build each week as the head-to-head competition in each category renders a winner who will advance to the next round. There are six qualifying episodes. Winners from each of these episodes will then advance to the semi finals. The grand finale episode on Thursday, February 6 at 8PM ET/PT will crown the STAR SEARCH winner in each category!
To clarify, episodes one, two, three, five, six and seven will be "first round" matchups. Winners of episodes one, two and three will advance to episode four, the first semi-final. Winners of episodes five, six and seven will advance to episode eight, the second semi-final. Episode nine will be the grand finale in which two semi-final winners from each category will compete for the $100,000 grand prize.