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.