"American Idol" fourth wheel Kara DioGuardi is developing a new reality series called "Dropped."
"It takes the best acts that have been dropped and gives them a second chance. You look at Katy Perry, the Jonas Brothers, Alicia Keys, and Lady Gaga, they all have one thing in common: They've all been dropped from their labels ... I was dropped," DioGuardi tells NY Mag's Culture Vulture
. "Think about how many times in your life you haven't achieved one goal, but you've achieved another one."
It sounds as if the show is in the most preliminary of stages.
"American Idol" fans will get to see DioGuardi back in her familiar judging position -- with new addition Ellen DeGeneres and stalwarts Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson -- when the talent show returns to FOX in January.