New reality series Majors and Minors premieres September 23 on the Hub TV Network, and a full slate of stars have signed on as mentors. Avril Lavigne, Adam Lambert, Colbie Caillat, and Claude Kelly join previously announced talent coaches including Brandy, Leona Lewis, Jordin Sparks, Sean Kingston, Mike Posner and One Republic’s Ryan Tedder.
BMI has partnered with Boardwalk Entertainment Group and Sony Music Entertainment’s RCA/JIVE Label Group to produce the new series, which is the brainchild of BMI hit songwriter and Boardwalk principal Evan Bogart, along with Boardwalk partners and acclaimed TV producers Timothy Bogart and Gary A. Randall.
Majors and Minors will provide a supportive platform for the development and discovery of the country’s most promising new voices. Comprising mentors (“Majors”) and auspicious young cast members (“Minors”), the show is part talent hunt, part dream-team music camp. The 12 cast members of the inaugural season have also been announced: 15-year-old Austin Crute of Marietta, GA; 13-year-old Cameron DeFaria from Culver City, CA; Nia Holloway, 15, of Norcross, GA; Grace Jeanette, 10, of Burbank, CA; 16-year-old Emily Kocontes from Newbury Park, CA; 13-year-old Kennedy Nöel from Nashville, TN; Sabrina Lentini, 13, of Tustin, CA; Josh Metzler, 15, of Gilbert, AZ; 11-year-old Brandon Michael from Quartz Hill, CA; 14-year-old Hailey Dibiasi of Huntington Beach, CA; Ashley Nicole Greene, 10, of Oceanside, CA; and Michael Woodard, 13, from Philadelphia, PA.
The Hub TV Network is a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., and is available to 62 million U.S. cable and satellite households.