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By Debbie Galante Block

CBS May Launch Another Singing Competion

Braun is the manager who launched the careers of Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen.

Another singing competition? CBS is developing a singing competition series with manager and producer Scooter Braun, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. CBS declined comment.

The potential series is in the early stages; it’s unclear if the project is based on an original idea or an existing format, though sources say the latter is more likely. Also unclear is if Braun would have an onscreen role or remain behind the scenes as an executive producer.
Should CBS move ahead with the Braun entry, each of the Big Four broadcasters would be home to a singing competition show: ABC is bringing back “American Idol” for midseason, NBC has veteran “The Voice” and Fox recently picked up “The Four,” which is based on an Israeli format.

Braun, a manager who launched the careers of Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen, among others, is also reportedly exploring a seat at the judge’s table on “The Four,” though Fox declined comment about his potential involvement. A deal for either “The Four” or the CBS show has not been set.


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