Season Two of the hit music competition series The Four Battle For Stardom has a premiere date. The competition reality show returns to television Thursday, June 7 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Grammy Award-winning musician, record producer and songwriter Sean “Diddy” Combs; super producer DJ Khaled; and Grammy Award-winning recording artist and songwriter Meghan Trainor will return as panelists, alongside multi-Platinum solo artist Fergie as host. Will they be replacing Charlie Walk on the panel? Maybe not. A three person panel works.
Last season, Evvie McKinney, from Memphis, TN, was crowned the first-ever champion and received the ultimate prize: career mentorship by the panel of experts. McKinney currently is in the studio, recording her first single, under the guidance of the panel. Once the single is released, she will be featured as an iHeartRadio “On The Verge” artist. Season Two will introduce an entirely new group of “vocal gladiators” who will battle for stardom.
FOX executive Alex Piper told Variety that the second season will expand to 10 episodes from season 1’s mini 6 week cycle.
“I don’t think this show is going to explode to 40, 50, 60 hours immediately. I think we want to continue to make it feel like a special event,” Piper said. “I think with a lot of these shows, oftentimes, you tune in for those audition episodes because they are the most compelling part, but you also kind of fade away from them for a few weeks and then get back towards the end. In this show you can’t fade away.”
“We’re definitely having discussions about ways we can finesse the format,” Piper said. “I think there will be some layers and nuance that will be brought into play, but I don’t think we’re going to change the core DNA.”