American Idol® is over for the season, gone until 2009. Yet, Idol® viewers who enjoy watching exciting new talent pursue their dreams; can continue to experience it Sunday nights, thanks to the Gospel Music Channel television network.
Sunday, June 1, Gospel Music Channel presents the series premiere of Bobby Jones: Next Generation at 8:00 p.m., followed at 9:00 p.m. by the third season premiere of Gospel Dream 2008, the channel’s popular American Idol®-like talent search series. Premiere episodes of both shows will be seen back-to-back on Sunday nights over the summer.
Dr. Bobby Jones, the man who helped revolutionize Gospel music as a creator, producer, director and performer, brings his explosive and colorful personality to GMC in Bobby Jones Next Generation, an hour-long emerging artist showcase of musical performances and interviews with up-and-coming performers. Lisa Kimmey (Out of Eden) co-hosts.
GMC, Atlanta-based Kingdom Come Productions and Dr. Jones are producing the new series. Dr. Jones has dominated Sunday programming as the host and executive producer of Bobby Jones Gospel, seen on BET since 1980. In addition to Bobby Jones Gospel, he is also the producer of Video Gospel, which debuted on BET in 1989, the first national television outlet for Gospel videos.