Here’s the premise: four members of epic boy bands each train their own group of protégés to engage in equally epic boy-band showdowns. Now. That’s. Television.
New York Magazine‘s Vulture reports that Lance Bass, former *NSYNC member, gave them the following details about the show, which he said he sold to VH1:
“I got a member from Backstreet Boys, A.J. McLean. A member from *NSYNC, Joey Fatone. A member from New Kids on the Block, Joe McIntyre. And a member from New Edition, Bobby Brown. They’re all going to form a boy band, each, from the most talented guys in America that I’ve scouted, and then they’ll go head-to-head in a competition to see who the best band is, so it’s bragging rights for the guy in the group, for sure.”
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Apparently then Bass said that Brown hasn’t actually signed on—though he remains hopeful—and he stressed on Twitter today that the show is “just in development – we have no one attached yet at all. The rumor mill on this show is way too premature.”
But it’s never too early to brainstorm some names for the series. It’s hard to see how “The Right Stuff”, arguably NKOTB’s most famous line, could go wrong. Or maybe a Backstreet Boys homage like “Show Me the Meaning of Being Awesome.” Or, if there’s quick elimination, perhaps a nod to *NSYNC with “Bye, Bye, Bye.” Any title will do. So long as the developers don’t play games with our hearts too long.