CBS's "Rock Star" (known as Rock Star: INXS
the first time around) returns for a second season in Summer 2006. Casting for this sleeper-hit series will begin in early March 2006. "Rock Star: The Series" (working title) auditions are open to men and women all over the world who are at least 21 years-old.
This series combines the world of rock with unscripted drama, performance competition, and weekly contestant elimination. In the first season
, the last singer standing became the lead singer of the popular 1980s band INXS, embarked on a worldwide concert tour, and became a part of the group's new album.
Last summer's inaugural edition of "Rock Star" averaged 6.32 million viewers on Tuesday, winning its time period in adults 18-49, while the Wednesday performance show averaged 5.44 million viewers. Both the Tuesday and Wednesday shows increased their ratings throughout the summer, culminating with a season high 7.83 million viewers for the finale.