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ANOTHER Diddy TV Show--"StarMaker" Premieres 8/16

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Watch out American Idol, P. Diddy and reality heavyweight creator, Mark Burnett are teaming up to bring the new StarMaker to MTV on August 16. In an age when reality and talent are reigning supreme on the airwaves, it only makes sense for Diddy to get in the game after taking over the previous reality hit, making the Band. Now P.Diddy has brought in reality brainschild producer extraordinaire, Mark Burnett to bring in the noise and bring in the reality talent funk on MTV with StarMaker.

Here's a look at the official P. Diddy's StarMaker lowdown.

Los Angeles, CA-MTV’s new 10-episode series "P. Diddy’s StarMaker" is bringing together the most respected names in music management, production, performance, and talent. Slated for premiere on August 16th at 10:00PM, directly following MTV’s hit "America’s Best Dance Crew," the show will feature industry tastemakers and power players hand-selected by Diddy to teach, test, coach, and ultimately create the world’s next global music superstar.

This unparalleled committee of true music "StarMakers" includes:

RODNEY "DARKCHILD" JERKINS- A child prodigy who cracked the top of the charts with Brandy and Monica's instant classic the "Boy Is Mine" as a teenager, Rodney Jerkins has been one of music's most successful producers for over 10 years. The resume for this Grammy-award winning songwriter includes superstars like Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Pussycat Dolls, Destiny's Child, Mary J. Blige and Britney Spears. He is an inspirational speaker, the CFO of the first online music virtual world, and the CEO his own label, Darkchild Records, LLC.

TAMARA CONNIFF-Tamara Conniff served as the music editor for The Hollywood Reporter for five years before making her name as the youngest ever and first female executive-in-chief at Billboard Magazine. Tamara recently served as President of Music Service for Front Line Management where she oversaw the careers of music icons like Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen and Christina Aguilera.

LAURIEANN GIBSON-"Making the Band’s" favorite choreographer is back. After training with the world famous Alvin Ailey School of Dance, Gibson has choreographed megastars like the Jonas Brothers, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and Diddy. Whether she’s bringing the "boom kack" or warning artists about the "gotcha gotcha," Laurie Ann gives guidance like no else in the business.

KIMBERLY CALDWELL-Kimberly Caldwell is a singer, actress, and television personality who has worked as an entertainment correspondent and host for the TV Guide Network. Kimberly first hit the limelight as an artist on another popular reality competition show, which provides an intimate and empathetic relationship between her and the aspiring StarMaker contestants.

JOHNNY WRIGHT-Johnny Wright is a legendary star maker. He has managed some of the most successful acts of all time including Janet Jackson, New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and the Jonas Brothers. No stranger to reality television, Johnny Wright has mentored artists on "Making the Band" and "Making Menudo."

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