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 networks producing a real-life Hunger Games, Discovery’s plans are real. Survival Live strands eight people… continue reading
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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 Miller (who replaced Ikaika Kahoano), and Ashley Parker Angel, who will not return. Late last… 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 year, and stands accused of defrauding investors. Now, a Vanity Fair profile says that Pearlman… 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 John Mayer-ish voice. As he played, an announcer said, “Making it big in the music… 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 literally is “broke, engaged and about to become a father,” according to Variety, will star… 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 = John Mayer + Vanessa Carlton. “I’m really excited to primarily be onstage with a guitar… 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 that were not in our best interests. We wanted you to know that our decision… 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 Angel will not sleep with me off camera, and Erik Estrada will never beat me… 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 Popstars 2 respectively, broke up earlier this year after their record label went under. London-Sire… 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 a huge opportunity for us, obviously, and at a certain point we knew it would… 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 and Mike Miller. Ikaika tells the Honolulu Star-Bulletin that being on the show was “a… 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 by another mini-marathon next Saturday starting at 6 a.m.
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 time slot. This season follows the group on tour with Britney Spears. Entertainment Weekly’s Dalton… continue reading
third season of Making the Band delayed two weeks, debuts Jan. 19. MTV planned to debut the third season of Making the Band on Jan. 4, but according to the O-Town Online Street Team e.mail list, the debut date has been pushed back to Jan. 19, a Saturday.