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Diddy and his sons announce the ‘Making the Band’ revival


Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images for The Recording AcademyIf you’ve noticed the frequent Making the Band video clips circulating on social media, it’s because the music competition series is coming back to a TV screen near you. After being off air for more than a decade, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs confirms the show’s revival announcing casting calls for the reality TV program. 

Keeping it in the family, celebrity choreographer and creative director Laurieann Gibson is returning to the MTV franchise judging panel, alongside the heirs to the throne Quincy Brown, Justin Combs, and Christian Combs. 

“We not settling for just anybody. If you feel like you got what it takes to compete in today’s industry—y’all know how our pops does it,” Quincy says in the video. So expect nothing but the best to be showing up.”

The search is on to find the world’s next breakout stars, starting with a multi-city tour launching later this month. Open casting calls will take place in Atlanta, Houston, Charlotte, NC and New York. According to Deadline, each city will have pop up vocal booths in which hopeful contestants can offer a music-video style performance to approved audition songs. 

The first season of Making the Band aired on ABC in 2000, forming the band O-Town. In 2002, the show premiered on MTV documenting the musical journeys of Danity KaneDay 26Da Band and Donnie Klang for 12 seasons, under Diddy and his team of executives. 

The Making The Band series will premiere in 2020. 

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