Sorry guys… this offer is just for the ladies. The Pussycat Dolls are looking for another pussycat… and are taking their search to live TV.
According to Variety, the CV has ordered eight episodes of The Search for the Next Pussycat Doll, which is shaping up like a raunchy, titillating hybrid of America’s Next Top Model and American Idol. The show’s purpose, in addition to drawing millions of ogling males, will be to help the crew recruit a new member.
Director McG, producer of the God-awful, supremely-overrated Fox teen hit The OC, is one of the show’s creators. He’s “interested in the personal drama…all the real-life stuff that lies within,” he says. And getting a break from the horrendous OC.
The series, set to air next season, will feature a group of women seeking to become the seventh member of the Pussycat Dolls. The CW has said that certain elements of the series will be broadcast live. A national search will get under way immediately to find the contenders, who will compete under the guidance of Pussycat Dolls creator and founder Robin Antin.
The winner of the series will join the Dolls (below), whose current lineup consists of the lovely Ashley Roberts, Melody Thornton, Kimberly Wyatt, Nicole Scherzinger, Carmit Bachar and Jessica Sutta.
“At its core, this show goes beyond just finding a new Pussycat Doll; it’s about female empowerment, self-discovery and personal transformation,” said Dawn Ostroff, CW’s president of entertainment.
Believe it or not, the Pussycat Dolls got their start nearly a decade ago as a burlesque troupe featuring a revolving group of dancers, including such celebrities as Carmen Electra, Christina Aguilera and Christina Applegate. Apparently, they prefer people whose names begin with the letter C.
Their debut album, PCD, has sold nearly 5 million copies worldwide since its release last September by A&M Records. The group also has performed on such shows as Fox’s surprise summer hit So You Think You Can Dance and ABC’s Dancing With the Stars.