Diddy and MTV re-launching ‘Making the Band’ series
After a more than lengthy tease on social media, Diddy has confirmed that he is officially re-launching MTV’s highly-successful Making the Band series.
According to Diddy, "'Making the Band' is coming back bigger, bolder and more cutting edge. 'MTB' on MTV was the pioneer of reality TV. We're going to bring that supernatural energy back to the format and bring the world its next global superstars.”
The original show focused on making a band from scratch while documenting the lives of its members and musical careers (Think American Idol meets The Real World).
The series lasted from 2000 to 2009, with Diddy taking over the franchise in 2002 and handpicking the band members via an audition process.
The TV series produced bands such as Danity, Kane, Day26, Da Band and O-Town. While each band did well initially, much of their fame was short-lived.
In his announcement video, Diddy hinted that this would not just be a US affair. "It's not just about America and America's music. It's about everybody's voice. So we're doing a global talent search," he said.
The re-boot is slated to air on MTV in 2020.