Ciara is following in the footsteps of her NFL star/former “Kid’s Choice Sports Awards” host husband Russell Wilson by joining the Nickelodeon family.
The Grammy winner will be a judge and serve as executive producer, alongside Republic Records, on “America’s Most Musical Family,” a new musical competition series, the network announced on Thursday.
Ciara will be joined on the judges’ panel by David Dobrik and Debbie Gibson, with Nick Lachey to host.
The competition show, which was first announced in February, sees 30 families compete for a recording contract with Republic Records and a $250,000 cash prize.
The 12-episode series begins production this week in Los Angeles and is scheduled to premiere later this fall.
“We are thrilled to welcome Nick Lachey and our incredibly talented judges — Ciara, David Dobrik and Debbie Gibson — to Nickelodeon … Ultimately, this competition for all ages is about celebrating exceptionally talented families. We’re in for a spectacular show,” Rob Bagshaw, executive vice president of Unscripted Content, said in a statement Thursday.
In its quest to find the best family band in the U.S., “America’s Most Musical Family” will feature a wide variety of talented and diverse families of two or more relatives who perform together, ranging from a father/daughter duo, sibling groups and a 12-member multi-generational brass ensemble, according to the network’s description.
“America’s Most Musical Family” is produced by Industrial Media’s Emmy Award-winning The Intellectual Property Corporation, with IPC’s Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman (“Undercover Boss,” “So You Think You Can Dance”), Claire Kosloff and showrunner Jeff Boggs (“Nashville Star,” “Who Will Rock You?”) as executive producers. Ciara also serves as executive producer, alongside Nickelodeon’s Rob Bagshaw and Paul J. Medford.
The series is directed by Julia Knowles (“The X Factor,” “MTV Europe Music Awards”), with stage design by Emmy Award-winning set designer Anton Goss (“The Voice,” “Shark Tank”). Production of “America’s Most Musical Family” is overseen for Nickelodeon by Bagshaw.