CMT Launching 'Duets' Competition Show

Country music cable channel CMT has ordered 11 episodes of a duet-themed music competition show. "Can You Duet?" will debut as a weekly hour-long series in the spring.

Country music cable channel CMT has ordered 11 episodes of a duet-themed music competition show.

"Can You Duet?" will debut as a weekly hour-long series in the spring. It is being produced by FremantleMedia North America, the company behind Fox's "American Idol" and NBC's "America's Got Talent."

"We're looking for the next Johnny Cash and June Carter, the next Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, the next Big & Rich or the Judds," said Eugene Young, chief creative officer at FremantleMedia.

Each contestant will compete as part of a duo, working with different partners every week and giving viewers insight into the behind-the-scenes drama. Judges -- who will mentor the contestants, critique their performances and decide who advances to the next round and who is sent home -- will be announced at a later date.