Anointing new pop stars is SOOO last year. (Apologies, Ryan Seacrest – on second thought, not really.) Get ready for a more disturbing trend: televised replacement searches for dead pop stars. A pair of upcoming reality TV shows will set out to fill the shoes of gone-too-soon singers from once-chart-topping groups. ”Survivor” mastermind Mark Burnett’s summer 2005 show for CBS will scour the globe for a singer to replace INXS frontman Michael Hutchence, who died of an apparent suicide in 1997. And Fox Television Studios is close to striking a network deal with R&B ladies TLC for a series chronicling their search to replace the inimitable Lisa ”Left Eye” Lopes, who was killed in a 2002 car accident. P. Diddy might call it ”Resurrecting the Band.”
Posted July 16 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT
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