Based on mobile phones...
Daniel Melia
09:36 11th May 2008

Justin Timberlake is set to put his music career on the back burner and produce a new reality game show for MTV.

The programme, called The Phone, is based on a existing Dutch production and begins with two hidden mobile phones ringing in different parts of a city.

Anyone who answers the phones will then have 5 seconds to decide if they want to play for a cash prize.

Speaking about the show, MTV executive vice-president Tony Disanto said: "Reinvention is at the core of what we do, and The Phone does just that. Each week will be an action-packed mini-movie.”

Last month it was announced that Timberlake will also be producing a comedy show for production company Reveille Studios.