CMT has given an early second season renewal to the Nigel Lythgoe-produced (“American Idol”) music competition series CMT’s Next Superstar. The second season will premiere late this year or early 2012 [via Inside TV | EW]:
“Unlike other talent shows, we will continue to push for the entire package,” Nigel Lythgoe says. “We were so thrilled to see the talent on the first season really step up and tackle each week’s challenges. We can’t wait to see just how far the finalists on season 2 are willing to go for the chance at superstardom.”
In related news, actress-singer Kristin Chenoweth (“Good Christian Belles”) will perform on June 10’s live season finale.