TCA: Investigation Discovery Developing Mark Burnett 'Prison Idol' Show


Putting a new spin on "Jail House Rock," Investigation Discovery announced a development deal with Mark Burnett to produce a talent-based competiton with prisoners in the vein of American Idol, potentially titled Talent Behind Bars,

"The essence of the show is to highlight people who have been convicted of non-violent crimes and misdemeanors," ID president and general manager Henry Schleiff explained during the TCA summer press tour.

Another program, which Schleiff dubbed Dancing Behind Bars, is akin to ABC's hit Dancing With the Stars, but featuring the footwork of inmates.

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