Clay Aiken had hoped his bid to represent his home state of North Carolina in the US House of Representatives would allow him to fully transition out of show business.
Instead, it has landed him back as the star of a reality series.
Aiken, 35, lost the election decisively to Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers this week. The openly-gay Democrat had faced an uphill battle from the start in the heavily-Republican 2nd District.
Viewers will get a close-up view of Aiken's journey from announcing his candidacy back in February to election day.