Mega-Hit 1980s Boy Band Gets a TV Show THR
One of the most popular boy bands of all time now has a TV show -- even though it comes several decades after the group's peak popularity.
The band is New Kids on the Block. The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports that the group will star in "Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block, an eight-episode docuseries on TV Guide Network.
The show "follows a weeklong 'vacation of a lifetime' where fans spend time at sea with members of the 1980s boy band," THR reports, noting that the network also ordered a 30-minute special about casting the show.
"The series joins previously announced reality shows 'The Sorrentinos,' centered on former 'Jersey Shore' star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino, and the 14-episode 'Unusually Thicke,' revolving around Alan Thicke and his family, including son Robin. 'Watch! TV' is a behind-the-scenes special centered on CBS's Watch! Magazine," the report adds.
THR also notes: "In development are 'Sing It On,' described as a 'real-life Pitch Perfect,' which follows collegiate a cappella groups competing in the U.S.; 'Soap Town,' following ex-daytime/primetime soap stars as they attempt to produce a primetime serial drama to star in; and 'Jet to the Set,' detailing TV and film locations across the country."