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Kara DioGuardi Back as a Judge!

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Looks like Kara DioGuardi won't be collecting unemployment.

The ex-American Idol judge, who was forced out by producers after just two seasons with the show, has signed up to break down songwriting contestants as the head judge on a new Bravo songwriting competition, the network has announced.

So what will the new show be like?

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Previously announced as Hitmakers, the show is now called Going Platinum, and it will follow the network's patented Top Chef-style format: 12 unknowns will go head-to-head writing songs in different genres (dance, ballads, hip-hop, etc.), with the winner scoring a $100,000 top prize and deal with a music company.

Jewel will also be on the judging panel, along with a music exec. Going Platinum is set to air in 2011 and run 10 episodes.

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