ABC has announced “Boy Band,” a new series where talented singers battle it out to become a member of the next great music sensation. And for the first time ever, viewers at home will vote for their favorite five band members, live, creating a group America can truly call its own.
Nick Carter of The Backstreet Boys, and Emma Bunton have signed on as the show’s celebrity judges. They will serve as mentors to contestants and be called “architects.””How We Do (Party)” singer/actress/model Rita Ora will serve as the show’s host. Ora earned noticeable hosting chops when she took over for Tyra Banks for the VH1 revival of America’s Next Top Model.
Boy Band is a 10-episode series that will capture the audition process and behind-the-scenes excitement where young vocal talents compete for a chance to show the world that they have what it takes to win a coveted spot in the band and receive a recording contract with Hollywood Records.
Boy Band is produced by Matador Content. Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, Jane Mun and Joel Relampagos serve as executive producers. It is set to premiere on Thursday June 22nd.