No further details about the show’s format have surfaced, as the show is still in its early stages. But it has been revealed that Legend will play in the competition series as well as produce.
Former NBC exec Jeff Gaspin and his Primary Wave Entertainment company will produce alongside Legend, according to Variety.
As previously reported, Legend is also developing a new WGN series titled “Black Wall Street,” with actress Tika Sumpter, to tell the story of the 1921 Tulsa race riot. The series has yet to receive an official premiere date.
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13 Things You May Not Know About John Legend
1. A Name in the Making: Legend was born John Roger Stephens.1 of 13
2. Golden Kid: Legend has 9 Grammy Awards.2 of 13
3. Capricorn Season: He was born on December 28, 1978.3 of 13
4. Write Me a Song! He received a Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007.4 of 13
5. Smart Guy: Legend was offered scholarships to Harvard University, Georgetown University and Morehouse College.5 of 13
6. Humble Beginnings: Legend's mom is a seamstress and his dad is a factory worker.6 of 13
7. An Ivy League Man: Legend attended the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in English.7 of 13
8. Put a Ring On It: He is soon to be married to supermodel Chrissy Teigan.8 of 13
9. Musical Masterpiece: Legend has four albums: Get Lifted (2004); Once Again (2006); Evolver (2008) and Love in the Future (2013).9 of 13
10. Giving Back: He's a social and community activist.10 of 13
11. Political Pal: He's a huge President Obama supporter.11 of 13
12. Big Family: Legend has three siblings.12 of 13
13. He's Got Soul: The only movie role where he hasn't played himself is in "Soul Men" as Marcus Hooks.13 of 13
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