From producers Peter Engel and Barry Katz (both of Last Comic Standing), The Next Best Thing: Who is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator? (fka The Imposter) begins production March 5, 2007, with auditions in Los Angeles, CA. The hour-long alternative series on the search to find the best celebrity impersonator is scheduled to air this summer on the ABC Television Network.
Auditions will be held in four cities - Los Angeles (March 5-6), Las Vegas (March 11-12), New York (March 20-21) and Orlando (March 28-29). Contestants advancing from the regional auditions will move on to the semifinals. Ten contestants will emerge from the semis, and America will vote to crown The Next Best Thing. Locations of semis and finals TBD.
Los Angeles, March 5-6: Tribune Studios
5800 Sunset Blvd., Studio 9C
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Las Vegas, March 11-12: Rain Nightclub
Palms Casino Resort
4321 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
New York, March 20-21: Caroline's on Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Orlando, March 28-29: Disney MGM Studios
Sounds Dangerous Theater
3111 World Drive
Orlando, FL 32830
Michele Merkin (Food Call, Extreme Dodgeball) will host. Actress-comedian Lisa Ann Walters has been signed as a judge. The other two judges will be named at a later date.