MTV has signed Nick Lachey and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker to star in reality shows that will premiere next year.

MTV has signed Nick Lachey and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker to star in reality shows that will premiere next year.

Lachey's experience searching for a label and developing his solo career will be documented in a show with the working title "The Nick Lachey Project." The solo debut from the former 98 Degrees star, "SoulO" (Universal Records), peaked at No. 51 on The Billboard 200 when it was released in November 2003. It has sold 160,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Barker, his wife (former Miss USA Shanna Moakler) and their family will be featured in "Meet the Barkers."

Meanwhile, Lachey will continue to star with his wife, Jessica Simpson, in "Newlyweds," which MTV has renewed for a third season. The network will also air a second season of "The Ashlee Simpson Show," documenting the singer's first tour and her infamous "Saturday Night Live" performance. The new seasons of both shows will also premiere in 2005.

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