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Television PopWrapped | Television

Donnie Wahlberg And Nick Lachey Return To Their Boy Band Roots

Rain Varela | PopWrapped Author

Rain Varela

Staff Writer
11/18/2016 6:55 am
PopWrapped | Television
Donnie Wahlberg And Nick Lachey Return To Their Boy Band Roots | Wahlberg
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We have seen members from boybands in the past unite before. Most notable is the supergroup NKOTBSB, which saw New Kids On The Block and The Backstreet Boys going on tour together. And it looks like another form of collaboration is in the works with Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids On The Block set to do a major project with Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees.

However, if you think that they may end up putting out music or performing together, you will be sorely disappointed. Because these boys -- or, more appropriately, men -- are keen to do something behind the scenes. It won't be far off from their boyband roots, since the two popstars are set to bring out a CBS sitcom. The topic: a boyband that reunites once again, twenty years after their separation.

Lachey and Wahlberg came up with the idea during 2013's The Package Tour, wherein New Kids On The Block, 98 Degrees, and Boyz II Men headlined a group tour. The two were discussing how different their lives are as adults with kids compared to their boyband heydays.

For now, the working title of the series is Encore, and the two will be working with Entourage creator Doug Ellin, who will serve as executive producer along with each of them.

There is no word yet on whether Lachey or Wahlberg will be appearing on the series, but, with them both at the helm, there might be a good chance. Could there also be the possibility that they could rope some of their former band mates into it?

Entourage, after all, was well known for its celebrity cameos, and that, in turn, was based on the life of Donnie's movie star brother, Mark Wahlberg.

Ellin will be writing the pilot, while Eric and Kim Tannenbaum of Two And A Half Men, will also executive produce.


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