ABC Launching Reality Competition Series In Search of a New Boy Band

Some boy bands are put together by producers (*NSYNC, Backstreet Boys) while others come together thanks to reality TV (O-Town, One Direction) and no matter what their inception, people love boy bands.

Variety revealed today that ABC is planning a new reality singing competition with a twist! The network has given a 10-episode series order for a new show called “Boy Band.” The show will put singers head to head in a battle in order to join the “next music-group sensation.”

Performers will compete for spots in a band with a recording contract at Hollywood Records, with viewers voting live at home for their five favorite potential members. “Boy Band” will be executive produced by Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, Jane Mun, and Joel Relampagos and will debut this summer.

Also, no host or judges have been announced, but according to insiders, the network has offers out to a number of boy-band and girl-band members past and present for the role of host and for the judges panel.

“Boy Band” will be ABC’s answer to singing competitions like “The Voice,” “American Idol,” “The Sing Off,” etc. Will you be tuning in?