Cleveland Could Still Be Exciting Without Contested Convention

Donald Trump is promising a show.

"The site has been chosen and the arena is fine, but I'd want to have -- you know, the last Republican convention was extraordinarily boring," Trump told The New York Times Wednesday.

"We're going to come up with some things that will make it interesting and informative, but also smart and different.”

He went on to say that he would call upon talent-management agencies, naming IMG specifically, to help. The New York-based company did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

This isn't the first time Trump has suggested using star power to bring in the masses.

"It’s very important to put some showbiz into a convention, otherwise people are going to fall asleep," he said to The Washington Post last month.

Beyond the dates -- July 18-21 -- and the venue -- the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland -- convention specifics remain to be seen.

Over the course of the three days in Tampa, 10 of the 17 people who went on to run as candidates in this election cycle addressed the 2012 convention.

In 2012, organizers aired a pre-taped video featuring Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, though that is unlikely to happen again because the former presidents have announced they have no plans to endorse this year's nominee.

Trump's campaign has confirmed to ABC News that it has started developing a list of possible vice president candidates, leaving them just over two months to cull the names and decide on a schedule.

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