ABC Readies ‘Boy Band’ Singing Competition

Published: Thursday 30th Mar 2017 by Sam

ABC is trying its hand at the singing format once again with new show ‘Boyband.’

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THR confirms that the network has ordered a 10-episode series that will sees contestants battle it out to join a new male music group.

Details such as judges, host, and format specifics are scarce. But the show is being produced by Matador Content (the team behind ”Lip Sync Battle’) and has been confirmed for a Summer 2017 launch.

It marks ABC’s return to the singing competition arena after last year’s ‘Rising Star’ was cancelled after gravity snatched those ratings down to the ground.

Could the network’s latest swing of the bat prove to be the winner?

Time will tell.

The news arrives at an interesting junction. For, as reported, rival networks (including NBC, who air ‘The Voice’) are said to be in a fierce bidding war for the rights to air a revived ‘American Idol.’

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  1. AmbeRussell March 30, 2017

    They did have the 1st season of making the band with otwon before MTV took it and did 2 more seasons with it and gave it to diddy. That was the early days of reality TV, when it was a documentary and not about the personality 109% and creating fake stories

    • MusicLife March 30, 2017

      Yeah I miss those days when it was exciting and real people. These days it’s wannabe models and just filled with pretty peoples or drama

    • CZeal March 31, 2017

      Spoiler alert: A group of white guys from anywhere will win.

  2. SMH March 30, 2017

    NO. Thank. You. Keep. It.

  3. Casual March 30, 2017

    No, not excited.

  4. MusicLife March 30, 2017

    I would rather a girl group and for it to be the Econ of making the band over Idol or The voice for a group/band.

  5. KING MELANIN March 30, 2017

    HERE FOR IT…THERE ARE SEVERAL FEMALE GROUPS IN THE GAME RITE NOW. CANT SAY THE SAME ABOUT GUY GROUPS…BOYZ 2 MEN…BACKSTREET BOYZ…JODECI TYPE GROUPS ARE NEEDED

  6. Weezy Tha Goat March 30, 2017

    Boy bands are so 2000’s

    • MusicLife March 30, 2017

      They still make money and that’s what it’s about. So your quite false.

    • AmbeRussell March 31, 2017

      How do you figure that when boy bands were huge every decade, but the mid 00s to when 1D came out. It isn’t a oy band thing, but groups not being a thing.

  7. 2bad2bme March 30, 2017

    Here come on the gay guys with their wild hair styles tight jeans and eye liners

  8. GRAMMY VOTERS SAW THROUGH THE PROPAGANDA March 30, 2017

    It could work if the group is super talented and likable, EXO and BTS are touring worldwide and getting bigger, there’s no competition in the English market.

  9. Jeans March 30, 2017

    Uuuugh, boy bands are so yesterday. Girl groups are way more entertaining

  10. Camila March 30, 2017

    DONT DO IT.

  11. Jamie March 30, 2017

    But wouldn’t back Kelly Rowland when she presented them with Chasing Destiny…

    • DanYiel Iman March 30, 2017

      My thoughts exactly.. ?

  12. S jam best waytran boys tme ooh British March 31, 2017

    Good luck with those boys band it won’t last

  13. BCinKS March 31, 2017

    If it’s a competition to form a new boy band, I’ll pass. We all know how these manufactured groups turn out. If it’s a show to find the hottest boy band out right now (a la American Idol but you have to be a group), I’m here for that. I’m ready for R&B groups to be a thing again.

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