New Kids on the Block Gets a Cruise-Themed Reality Series on TV Guide Network

Entertainment Apr. 30, 2014 AT 10:55AM
NKOTB TV Guide Network has announced a new reality show featuring New Kids on the Block on a boat Credit: Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images

New Kids on the...Boat? TV Guide Network announced Tuesday, April 29, that it has ordered a brand-new reality show starring '90s boy band New Kids on the Block.

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The show, titled Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block, is billed as an eight-episode series that will feature the band's fans—a.k.a. Blockheads—on a weeklong cruise with the group. The network has also ordered a casting special, presumably to find the most loyal NKOTB followers. (It's like a Saturday Night Live skit waiting to happen!)

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New Kids—which, as Blockheads know, is made up of brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood, and the newly engaged Donnie Wahlberg—broke up in the mid-1990s but reunited in 2008 to record a new album and go on tour. In the years since, they've sponsored multiple concert cruises, which are so popular that they have a wait list of thousands. A 2014 cruise, from New York City to Bermuda, is scheduled for June.

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Currently, the band is preparing for their European tour, which kicks off on May 6 in Stockholm. They also have a New Kids on the Block: After Dark special scheduled for July at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

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Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block is one of several new projects announced by TVGN. The network is also developing a "real-life Pitch Perfect" docu-series about college a cappella groups around the country. Another project, Soap Town, will follow a group of former soap actors as they attempt to produce a new series in which they'll also star.

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