Hope you'll be able to juggle this new show AND American Idol, Randy!
Back in August, we learned that Randy Jackson would be returning for the next season of Idol in January!
Now, VH1 has sent out a press release announcing a new one-hour reality show called Aptitude Test, which comes out in 2012 and is being developed by Randy's production company Dream Merchant 21 Entertainment.
The show will explore what might have happened if high profile celebs never had their "big break in the entertainment business."
Celebs will retake a high school career aptitude test "to determine their 'rightful calling,'" and "the celebrity will then don a disguise and undergo on-the-job training before revealing their true identity to their boss and co-workers."
Here's what VH1's EVP of Original Programming and Production Jeff Olde had to say about the new show:
"We immediately loved this idea from Randy Jackson as it hits all the right notes for us – celebrities, real-life experiences and good storytelling. We get to dive in with a celebrity and learn what their 'day job' might have been had the star thing not worked out. But the heart and humor of the show is following the celebrities on that real life journey as they train in a new craft and ultimately get to reveal their true identities to the people training them."
And here's what Randy had to say about his new show:
"Are we where we should be? Are we doing what we should be doing? Everybody wonders these things…even celebrities. The show is a fun look at what could have been."
Sounds like an interesting enough show, and while we're on the subject of celebs doing 'day jobs,' CLICK HERE to check out a gallery of jobs that celebs took before they became famous!
…Wonder if Madonna's aptitude test would have her still selling Boston Cremes…
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