John Mayer in concert July 27
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gave John Mayer
a second shot, and now the television world is giving him another chance, too.
Mayer will tape a pilot for a CBS variety show, network entertainment president Nina Tassler confirmed Wednesday at the Television Critics Association conference in L.A.
"He came to us," Tassler told PEOPLE of Mayer. "He has a very strong point of view. He knows his audience really well; he knows his brand of humor really well."
Tassler says the project is in the early stages of development, and that Mayer "is driving the creative development." She added, "He has an objective of using music to communicate and engage."
Mayer, 31, hosted a short-lived VH1 show in 2004 called John Mayer Has a TV Show
Whether the CBS project will evolve into a series or will be a one-time broadcast remains to be seen.