NBC Wants Singing Babies, Dancing Grandparents
Thu Feb 6, 3:12 PM ET
BURBANK, Calif. (Reuters) - If the baby can sing and grandpa can dance then NBC would like to see them about being on TV.
The network announced two new reality-based series on Thursday: "The Search for the Most Talented Kid in America" and "Second Chance: The Search for the Most Talented Senior in America."
As opposed to some "reality" series, like Fox's "American Idol," that focus on singing only, NBC said both the kids' show and the seniors' program will incorporate talents like song, dance and "unusual acts."
"Most Talented Kid," the network said, will showcase 12 kids each week, with a panel of celebrity judges picking winners in three age categories: 3-7, 8-12 and 13-15. Each week's three winners will advance to a final round, where the grand prize winner will receive a cash scholarship.
Casting searches for "Most Talented Kid" will be held in 12 cities across the country beginning next week.
No details were immediately available on "Most Talented Senior," including a minimum age cutoff for the show.
Both series will air later this season, the network said.
NBC is a unit of General Electric Co., while Fox is a unit of News Corp. Ltd.