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The New Kids On the Block are still "Hangin' Tough" and so are their fans. The popular boy band is taking their act to television with a reality TV show that sounds like it's as much about NKOTB's fans as it is the group. Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block is said to be a cruise series that will follow NKOTB fans on a week-long cruise with the boy band.
Sounds like a dream come true for New Kids on the Block fans. TV Guide says the planned TVGN series will consist of eight episodes and will feature diehard NKOTB fans on the mentioned cruise. The network is also planning a casting special for Rock This Boat: NKOTB, so it sounds like we'll get to see how they narrow down the selected fans to join the boy band on this week-long cruise.
The Boston-based New Kids on the Block consists of brothers Jonathan and Jordan Knight, as well as Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood and Joey McIntyre. They got their start in 1984, but didn't quite blow up on the scene until their second album Hangin' Tough, which arrived in 1988. Songs like "Hangin' Tough" and Joey McIntyre's "Please Don't Go Girl" helped launch the group to superstardom. They remained active until 1994 after which they went their separate ways, with some of them pursuing solo careers. Donnie Wahlberg successfully pursued acting and these days, when he isn't with NKOTB, he can be found on CBS' cop drama Blue Bloods.
NKOTB reunited in 2008 and found their fandom waiting for them. So it'll be interesting to see how these fans react when they have the opportunity to hang tough with the "five bad brothers from the bean town land."
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block isn't the only music-related reality series on the horizon. TVGN also has Sing It On (working title) in the works. The docuseries is described as "the real-life Pitch Perfect" and will follow college a cappella groups around the country as they get ready to compete against one another in the nation's top a cappella contest. Someone notify The Sing-Off's Ben Folds! He knows a thing or two about college a cappella.