Celebrity tots are getting ready to stumble for MTV’s new show, Rock the Cradle. Premiering on April 3, kids of popular (or maybe washed up) performers will compete against one another. The offspring of Olivia Newton-John, Kenny Loggins, M.C. Hammer, Eddie Money and Dee Snider will participate, according to Variety. This should be a sad display of rich kid privilege and temper tantrums, but that seems to be MTV’s forte recently (admittedly, My Super Sweet 16 is a train wreck we can’t help watching sometimes). MTV also wants that American Idol appeal with a new show, Celebrity Music Mentor Project. More on that from Variety after the jump.
Celebrity Music Mentor Project is the working title of a series that will gather eight mentors. Each of these will choose an amateur performer or group to work with, some of them selected from videos posted online.
Over the course of the eight hour-long episodes, the performers will face off, with an elimination each week until a winner emerges. MTV’s viewers will do the whittling down, just as with Fox’s American Idol. MTV hasn’t picked the celebrities yet; the series doesn’t kick off until the fall.