From the creator and executive producer of The WB's High School Reunion, The Bachelor, and The Bachelorette comes The WB's Superstar USA, an off-key version of the red-hot performance reality genre.
While some shows go out of their way to find the next truly talented singer in America, The WB's Superstar USA is a send-up of the genre, in which hopefuls have all the determination and drive to make it as a singing sensation, even if they lack the voice. All the unsuspecting participants have a shot at fame and fortune, but not for the reasons they initially think.
Auditions for The WB's Superstar USA were held in Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Orlando, and Philadelphia. In an elaborate practical joke, the best singers were told that they weren't right for the show, while those who had more guts than pipes were encouraged by the show's music experts - rap music pioneer Tone-Loc, platinum recording artist Vitamin C, and television producer Chris Briggs. The seven-episode series, hosted by former MTV veejay Brian McFayden, follows 12 uniquely gifted contenders as they're whisked away to Hollywood, where they receive superstar treatment -- complete with a makeover, dance sessions with a top choreographer, and singing lessons with a respected voice coach.
The conclusion of the show is played out in front of a live audience, where the last contestant standing will be given the title of "The WB's Superstar USA," along with a talent and recording deal worth $100,000, and the immense fame and potential earning power derived from starring in a network television series.
Created by executive producer Mike Fleiss, The WB's Superstar USA is co-executive produced by Mike Nichols and Jason Carbone, and produced by Next Entertainment in association with Telepictures Productions.