American Idol's" executive producer says his new show, "CMT's Next Superstar" is nothing like "American Idol."

Sure both are looking for great singers. But, Nigel Lithgoe says the CMT series "is not a shiny floor show."

He says they're looking for the full package: a singer-songwriter who has the personality and the chops to perform in public for money.

Lithgoe's son, Simon Lithgoe, also is producing the new show. He says there are challenges each week "like how they interview on radio."

''CMT's Next Superstar" premieres tomorrow night.

Source  AP