He will play a drug-addicted rock star and will write original music for the series.
Daughtry shrugged off his Idol disappointment to launch a stellar music career with his band Daughtry – and now ranks third in record sales among Idol alums, behind Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood and Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson.
He’s also tried acting before, having appeared on the 100th episode of CSI: NY in 2008.
Fox has tapped another of its reality-show alums for Studio City, too. Jeanine Mason, who won Season 5 of So You Think You Can Dance, will also have a recurring role, per Variety.
Will & Grace‘s Eric McCormack will be the main star of Studio City, which will premiere this fall.