Fox is doubling down on Jennifer Lopez.
In yet another example of the net banking heavily on its top talent, the singer-turned-reality star has sold an English language version of her Univision competition series Q’Viva!, The Chosen to the American Idol network, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.
Q’Viva! will bow on Saturday, March 3, with two-hour installments running through its April 7 finale. It joins Idol, along with other big musical competition efforts from X Factor to So You Think You Can Dance, on Fox's schedule. The move means Lopez will now be fronting more than 60 hours of programming on Fox this season.
The series, which is co-produced by Lopez‘s NuYoRican and Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment, follows Lopez, her former singer-husband Marc Anthony and concert director Jamie King as they trot around the globe looking for the best Latin talent, be it singers, dancers or musicians.
To be sure, Fox is not the only one benefiting from Lopez's reality involvement. In addition to an Idol pay package believed to be in the $20 million range and a collection of endorsement deals, Lopez sold 309,000 copies of her album, Love?, released mid-Idol in 2010, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
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