J.Lo and Anthony team up with Fuller for new show
Thursday, April 28, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez is teaming up with “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller for a new TV show — and she’s bringing husband Marc Anthony into the fold.
The trio announced Wednesday that they are creating “Q’Viva! The Chosen.” The show would feature the superstar couple as they travel 21 countries to find the best performers in Latin music, dance and other arts with the goal of creating a live extravaganza.
The show’s director will be Jamie King. It will be filmed in three languages.
Lopez said the show will be groundbreaking.
“This is a show for the 21st century with an unprecedented global and local story. The Latin culture is a tapestry that is rich in passion, tradition and artistry,” she said. “We are going to places where all of this talent lives and wouldn’t have otherwise been discovered.”
Anthony said the show will “provide an outlet to a whole new generation that have been waiting to have their voices heard.”
“Q’Viva!” is sponsored by BlackBerry. A statement said more than one network will be involved, but they have yet to be announced. It’s unclear when the show will air.
Lopez became a judge on “American Idol” this year, and has a new album, “Love?” out next week.