Rialto reality show Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods has set its premiere date, bowing June 2 on MTV, according to Variety.

The eight-episode, pre-taped series will follow 10 actresses vying to replace Laura Bell Bundy as the star of Legally Blonde, the 2007 tuner based on the 2001 MGM pic. Haylie Duff (Hairspray) hosts.

Aiming to position itself more as a Project Runway than an American Idol, the show will be presided over by a team of judges, including helmer Jerry Mitchell and casting agent Bernard Telsey, whose decisions will not be based on viewer votes.

Legit vocal coach Seth Rudetsky and the show's cast members also will be on hand during the proceedings.

Brian B.