U.S. cable net AMC has greenlit Road Show, an unscripted series that will comb small town America in search of talent.
Road Show (8 x 60 minutes) will visit talent shows across the U.S., holding “open call” auditions to find the most unique performers in each area. Four finalists will then be selected to perform at a local venue, with the winner chosen by the local audience.
The series, created and exec produced by Laurie Girion (Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s) and Storyvision Entertainment, will be distributed internationally by Sony Pictures Television.
“Road Show is a doc-style talent competition series that celebrates the stories of the people who ever sang into their hairbrush, or lost sleep over their premiere in a community theater production,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s EVP of original programming, production and digital content, in a statement. “It’s the local talent show writ large, and will focus on the personal stories as much as the actual talent competition.”
The network has also announced the renewal of unscripted series Small Town Security from Left/Right Films. Both the second season of that series and the debut of Road Show are slated for the second quarter of 2013.