Top of the pop comes to the USA
The U.K.’s longest-running pop music show, “Top of the Pops,” is coming to the United States. “Making the Band” impresario Louis J. Pearlman — also known for developing ‘N Sync and the Backstreet Boys — is shopping the BBC show to major U.S. TV networks. Pearlman is expected to approach Fox, the WB and ABC for a possible second quarter U.S. debut.
A potential host is L.A. deejay Jojo Wright from mainstream top 40 station KIIS. The American version will maintain the same title and logo of the original “Top of the Pops.” Most of the performances on the new show are expected to be live. (via billboard)