I'm with Rolling Stone premieres in January
The series, which TV Squad reported on earlier this year, will make its debut on January 7th at 10PM for a ten-episode run. The six contestants were chosen from a pool of several thousand applicants. They spent this past summer fielding writing assignments from Rolling Stone's editors - including artist profiles, political coverage and event reviews. Some of the artists that turn up in the series include Ghostface Killah, We Are Scientists, The Roots and Band or Horses.
MTV's press release on the show was good enough to characterize each of the contestants for easy consumption. We've got the baby - a 19 year-old indie rocker with the right musical sensibility but not the confidence to make it in the big city. The hip-hopper who wants to bring 'hood to Rolling Stone. The Aussie party boy with the right attitude but zero skills. The over-confident slam poet, and the ringer - he's got the skills to pay the bills, but a bad-boy streak that could doom him from the start. This could get interesting - literate reality show competitors. And, hey, indie kid, if you don't win, you can always go write for Pitchfork.