Making the Band premiered on March 24, 2000, and besides forming a boy band, O-Town, it brought The Real World’s genre to broadcast TV, and helped change television forever.
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Making the Band group O-Town is reuniting, and the Discovery Channel plans a series that’s even more like more Hunger Games than The CW’s version last summer, Capture. Although it’s April Fool’s Day, and although I once actually satirized TV… continue reading
The original Making the Band group, O-Town, which was named after Orlando, Fla., and formed on the very first network reality TV competition series back in 2000, may reunite. The group consisted of Erik-Michael Estrada, Trevor Penick, Jacob Underwood, Dan… continue reading
Since producing and starring in the first network reality show, Making the Band, Lou Pearlman has fallen hard. The manager of ‘NSync and the Backstreet Boys is currently in jail after having been on the run for close to a… continue reading
Flipping the channels, I landed on MTV, where a homeless guy with moppy dirty blonde hair was standing on a street corner, strumming a guitar and singing. Everyone walking by him was ignoring him, although he had a pretty decent… continue reading
The last time we saw Ashley Parker Angel, he was showering on Making the Band. Now, he’s penniless and has a knocked-up fiancee. Oh, how the boy band member has fallen. But MTV is coming to the rescue. Ashley, who… continue reading
Ashley Parker Angel is “a fan of Making the Band 2,” which is out on DVD. Former O-Town member Ashley Parker Angel is fulfilling his promise to record a solo album, just as he said he would, aiming to =… continue reading
O-Town officially disbands. Slightly more than two months after going on “hiatus,” Making the Band group O-Town announced that they have officially broken up. O-no! In a message posted on insideotown.com, the group writes: “we had to sign several contracts… continue reading
O-Town now officially “on hiatus.” Following a concert last Monday, Making the Band group O-Town are officially on hiatus. That prompts Orlando Weekly columnist Billy Manes to eulogize the band, saying the “show is to be O-Town’s last, sniffle. Ashley… continue reading
what happened to Eden’s Crush, Scene 23, O-Town and Flickerstick? What happened to the four groups spawned on U.S. reality TV shows? Entertainment Weekly has the lowdown. Two of the groups, Eden’s Crush and Scene 23, born on Popstars and… continue reading
will there be another Making the Band? Ashley says, “I don’t know.” In an interview about O-Town’s new album, which is called O2 and will be released August 27, Ashley Parker Angel says the three seasons of the show “was… continue reading
Ikaika on the members of O-Town: “There was just no love there.” Ikaika Kahoano, who left the Making the Band group after being “recalled” by his family, formed LMNT three months after leaving O-Town along with O-Town rejects Bryan Chan… continue reading
O-Town’s second album out this July. The second album for O-Town will be released this July, according to Launch. The group will also be touring this summer before the release.
Making the Band season ends tonight. The third season of Making the Band concludes Saturday night at 9 p.m. ET. The show’s new network, MTV, will air a 10-episode marathon of the show on Monday starting at 8:30 a.m., followed… continue reading
third season of Making the Band debuts Saturday–on MTV. ABC may have given up on O-Town, but MTV is picking up the slack, airing the third season of Making the Band starting Saturday at 9 p.m. ET, the show’s new… continue reading