Skip to Content

Bands on the Run 2 pilot being produced; will feature Faster Pussycat, another band

An all-but-forgotten four-year-old reality series may soon be resurrected.

In March of 2001, VH1 aired Bands on the Run, a competition series featuring pre-existing bands performing gigs in various cities. Later that year, The Independent Weekly reported that the series was “the most expensive show VH1 has ever produced,” and a band member said that cost might prevent VH1 from producing a second season.

Now, word comes that the network is shooting a pilot for a second season, as the network is planning to tape a one-episode pilot featuring two bands.

1980s hair band Faster Pussycat will be one of the two bands participating, the group tells Blabbermouth.net. The band’s explanation indicates that the show’s format will be identical to the first season:

“The pilot involves us promoting and playing a show somewhere in the U.S. announced last minute. They could send us anywhere. The winner is determined by the band that has the biggest turnout and sells the most merch. The dates are Nov. 30th through Dec. 4th.”

FASTER PUSSYCAT To Shoot VH1 ‘Bands On The Run 2’ Pilot [Blabbermouth.net]

All reality blurred content is independently selected, including links to products or services. However, if you buy something after clicking an affiliate link, I may earn a commission, which helps support reality blurred. Learn more.

More great stories

About the author

  • Andy Dehnart is the creator of reality blurred and a writer and teacher who obsessively and critically covers reality TV and unscripted entertainment, focusing on how it’s made and what it means. Learn more about Andy.

Discussion

I value our community at reality blurred, which connects people through open and thoughtful conversations about the TV we’re watching and the stories about it.

Comment rules: My goal is for us to be able to share our perspectives and exchange ideas in a welcoming, supportive space. That’s why I’ve created these rules for commenting here, and by commenting, you agree that you’ve read and agree to them. Happy discussing!