Joey Fatone To Host NBC's 'Fame'

By | May 21, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Singer Joey Fatone will be the host of NBC’s new talent search competition, Fame. The show follows original Fame star Debbie Allen as she attempts to find multi-talented performers from across the U.S. to compete to become “Fame-ous.”

Allen will recruit performers-ages 16 and over-to take part in an intense “boot camp” drill. The chosen few will hone their skills and routines in front of celebrity judges, family, and friends. The field will then be narrowed as the show’s viewers determine who will ultimately travel the path to “fame.”

Fatone is following in the path of his groupmate Lance Bass, who recently served as the lead judge on the NBC competition, America’s Most Talented Kid.

Bass said recently that he wasn’t even aware that his best friend had landed the Fame hosting gig. “Joey has a reality show? Really? I did not know that,” Bass said. “I didn’t know he had a reality show. But I guess I will be on it since he’s my best friend… I don’t know?”

The winner of Fame will receive recording and management contracts, agent representation, and a year at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. Fame will premiere on May 28 from 8 to 10 p.m. ET, and continue on Wednesdays from 8 to 9 p.m. ET on NBC.