Fergie, Ryan Tedder Joining Scott Borchetta’s Singing Competition Series as Mentors

Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder have joined Scott Borchetta’s TV singing competition series to be co-produced in Toronto with Canada’s Bell Media.

Fergie and Tedder, whose writing credits include songs for Adele, will assist coaches, including Borchetta, on The Launch, a six-part talent search series that sees unsigned musicians battle to create the next chart-topping song.

Bell Media president Randy Lennox told The Hollywood Reporter that the reality series is close to landing an international co-production partner after current negotiations, and that a marquee Canadian singer will also shortly be unveiled as a third mentor. The Launch will be shot this summer in Toronto, with indie Insight Productions as the local producer.