Gloria Estefan & John Rich Series, Two Other Reality Shows Get CW Greenlight

by | March 5, 2012 at 9:44 PM | Celebrities, RealityTV, TV News

Gloria Estefan (Photo: Fox)


Gloria Estefan is helping the CW keep it real.

The Latin pop performer has signed on to mentor in “The Star Next Door,” a new music reality series and one of a trio of reality shows that the CW announced Monday.

Executive-produced by Queen Latifah and Dave Broome (of “The Biggest Loser“), “The Star Next Door” will feature Estefan, country singer John Rich and other musicians scouring the nation for homegrown talent, grooming and mentoring the local performers as they prepare to ready themselves for a nationwide audience. The series is being produced by CBS’s Raquel Productions, 25/7 Productions and Flavor Unit Entertainment, with additional mentors and a host to be announced at a later date.

Also announced by the CW on Monday: “Breaking Pointe,” which will deliver “an intense, unfiltered look at one of the most competitive ballet companies in the country, Ballet West, in Salt Lake City, Utah.” The BBC Worldwide Productions series promises to expose the “gritty dog-eat-dog world of extreme athleticism, focus, dedication, passion, pressure and, of course, the hunt for the unattainable…perfection,” according to the CW. Kate Shepherd and Bill Langworthy are executive-producing, along with Izzie Pick Ashcroft and Jane Tranter, who will executive-produce for BBC Worldwide Productions.

Finally, “The Catalina” will follow the young, wild and fun-loving staff at The Catalina hotel in Miami’s South Beach, who spend their time “partying even harder than their guests.” Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey are executive-producing for Bischoff Hervey Entertainment.

The three new series join the previously announced “Oh Sit!” which is described as “a fun, high-stakes, high-octane musical chairs competition” featuring daredevils performing demanding physical challenges.