Ryan Seacrest will produce a new music series that will feature two established artists competing against each other for the audience’s vote.
The Spanish-speaking Telemundo network will host the new Ryan Seacrest-produced “Superstar Showdown.” The format for the show has already proven successful in other countries.
Emilio Romano, president of Telemundo Media, said he’s hoping the “American Idol” host will use his connections and leverage to attract talent. The network hasn’t publicly set a start date for the series.
Telemundo announced several of its programming plans for next season on Sunday. The network usually gets less than half of the audience of the dominant Univision, but has become more aggressive with the backing of corporate parent NBC Universal. Telemundo had its highest ratings ever during the first three months of 2013.