Episodes: 10 (hour).
TV show dates: June 22, 2017 — August 24, 2017.
Series status: Cancelled.
Performers include: host Rita Ora, architects Nick Carter, Emma Bunton, and Tim Mosley (a.k.a. Timbaland), and musical director Adam Blackstone.
TV show description:
A competitive reality TV series, the Boy Band TV show features still undiscovered singers facing off to become part of the next music phenomenon. The series covers the odyssey of the young, male contestants facing off to prove they deserve a place in the country’s next hit boy band. The members who make it through the season finale will, as a band, receive a Hollywood Records recording contract.
British singer-songwriter Rita Ora hosts the series, with music producer Timbaland, Backstreet Boys vet Nick Carter, and Spice Girls alum Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) serving as architects of the next boy band. Alan Blackstone — who has worked with Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Alicia Keys, and Justin Timberlake — is musical director.
Although thousands of singers audition, only 30 contestants are selected to face off in the season premiere. By that episode’s end, Timbaland, Carter, and Bunton have eliminated 12, leaving just 18 spots in a total of three bands.
Each subsequent episode features a new theme, and the architects shuffle the members around to find the best combinations to perform on live TV. The architects then offer critiques on their performances and place two contestants up for elimination.
Those singers go head to head in the solo survival song round, and home viewers vote to save their favorite. In the season finale, the five man band is announced and performs their new single for the first time.
Episode #10 —
The final eight contestants learn their fate as America’s top five vocalists are revealed. After proving week after week that they have what it takes to become a part of America’s next great boy band, the winning five are awarded with a recording contract with Hollywood Records and perform their new single “Eyes Closed.”
First aired: August 24, 2017.
What do you think? Do you like the Boy Band TV series? Should it have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?