Four Boy Band Legends, One Month And One Relentless Goal
Chris Kirkpatrick (N*SYNC), Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees), Rich Cronin (LFO)
And Bryan Abrams (Color Me Badd) Come Together For A Second Chance
'Untitled Boy Band Project' Premieres on VH1 Late Spring 2007
PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 11 -- During the '90s, boy bands
reigned supreme and the likes of Backstreet Boys, N*SYNC, 98 Degrees and
O'Town ruled the airwaves, spawning a legion of imitators that seemed to
multiply unchecked. As part of the boy band club, they sang, danced, and
for half a decade maintained a stranglehold on their massive and
overwhelmingly female audience. But musical trends are fickle and change
overnight and the boy band phenomenon couldn't last. Suddenly, a whole
generation of former boy band heartthrobs found themselves looking toward
life after 'teen idol-dom.' VH1's new series "Untitled Boy Band Project"
dares to ask the question, "Can four grown up boy band heartthrobs join
forces to capture new fame and fortune?"
In "Untitled Boy Band Project," premiering late Spring 2007, four boy
band legends: Chris Kirkpatrick (N*SYNC); Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees); Rich
Cronin (LFO) and Bryan Abrams (Color Me Badd) will live together for one
month, create new music, a dynamic stage show and perform as a new pop
group. Each member of the band finds himself at a different stage in his
career. Some are confident, financially comfortable and just looking to
make new music. Some have been forced to take a day job and still others
may have faced profound life challenges like divorce and leukemia. Now with
20/20 hindsight, can they avoid the pitfalls of the past? If they are given
all of the tools will they let go of old baggage, move forward and make
fresh pop magic for a brand new audience?
With a second chance at pop-stardom, will these former teen idols be
able to transform their destiny or will their egos stand in their way? In
the end, we will find out if our boy band alumni are able to recreate the
magic that made them stars in the first place.
For more information on "Untitled Boy Band Project," please log onto to
http://www.vh1.com. For additional show content, log onto VSPOT
(http://vspot.vh1.com), VH1's broadband channel.
"Untitled Boy Band Project" is produced by VH1 in conjunction with
Tijuana Productions and Kandokid Productions. Jim Ackerman serves as
executive producer for VH1. Christian McLaughlin serves as supervising
producer for VH1. Troy Searer and John Foy serve as executive producers for
Tijuana Productions. Jeff Kennedy and Tony Harding are executive producers
along with producer Andrea Murphy for Kandokid Films.
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