Network: The CW
Episodes: 18 (hour)
TV show dates: March 6, 2007 – April 23, 2008
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Mark McGrath (host), Melissa Smith, Chelsea Korka, Asia Nitollano, Melissa Reyes, Ashley Roberts, Anastacia, Mariela Arteaga, Robin Antin, Jaime Benjamin, Nicole Scherzinger, Carmit Bachar, Brittany Diiorio, Ron Fair, Sisely Treasure, Nichole Cordova, Charlye Nichols, Jamie Ruiz, Alexis Pelekanos, Megan Dupre, Cassandra Porter, Jenna Artzer, Natalie Mejia, Carrie Jones, Tiffanie Anderson, Ilisa Juried, Chrystina Sayers, Kimberly “Lil’ Kim” Jones, The Pussycat Dolls, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton, Kimberly Wyatt, Kenn Hicks, Dave Aude, and Mikey Minden.
TV show description:
According to the show’s tagline, “Inside every woman is a pussycat doll.” Unfortunately, on this reality series, there’s room for only one new member of The Pussycat Dolls.
Thousands of Pussycat wannabes apply but only nine are chosen to compete for the one coveted spot in the band. The contestants live together in a loft in Los Angeles and compete in a sequence of challenges that test their singing and dancing abilities. They’re judged by Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin, rap artist Lil’ Kim, and Ron Fair, the president of Geffen Records. Each of the nine girls receives a boa at the beginning of the series and, if they are eliminated, Robin tells them they must exit the stage and hang up their boa. The last contestant is initiated as a member of the group.
In the second season of the series, the format remains the same but this time, Antin scours the country in search of female singers and dancers for her new pop band, Girlicious. The top 15 contestants compete against one another in music, dance, and public image challenges before performing together in groups for the judges. The contestants that sing, dance, and ultimately shine the most, are chosen to be part of the band.