At the height of the New Kids On The Block’s career, the vocal group had a fun cartoon series that aired for one season on ABC. Over 20 years later and Danny Wood, Joe McIntyre, Jordan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg and Jonathan Knight are men and embarking on a new television project to usher in the new generation of New Kids fans.
It’s being reported that NKOTB are getting their own reality series. Taking a page out of Donnie Wahlberg’s reality series Wahlburgers, the guys just inked a deal for an eight episode reality series to air on the TV Guide Channel.
The TV Guide Channel announced that the eight episodes featuring New Kids on the Block members will be a part of a series titled Rock This Boat: NKOTB. This show will be the first televised show that brings all of the men to a reality series. Back before the group reunited Jordan Knight was involved in an unsuccessful run on the VH1 show The Surreal Life.
For those New Kids on the Block fans that are interested in watching the series on the TV Guide channel, the show is said to follow a week-long “vacation of a lifetime” which will be showing the guys partying on the boat like it’s 1984 while out on the sea with their crazy fans.
If this sounds at all familiar it’s because the New Kids on the Block advertised for their cruise concert last summer. The cruise which will now be aired on the TV Guide channel was marketed as a “one-of-a-kind ship in the fleet” as the men boarded the Carnival Splendor. The cruise left New York City and their destination was the lovely beaches of Bermuda. The cruise lasted from June 5 to June 9. At the time the cruise was described as “two full days trapped at seas with NKOTB with nowhere to hide!”
The cruise promised that fans of New Kids on the Block would experience deck themed parties, surprise events, surprise cabin visits, and a free day in Bermuda to explore with other NKOTB fans.
Although the reality series will be eight short episodes, who knows whats in store for the guys. Currently their Facebook page is advertising New Kids on the Block after dark, a Las Vegas event that’s taking place from July 10 to July 13 at the axis at Planet Hollywood. If there’s enough footage to put together a reality series on a cruise, there should be wild footage to feature a Las Vegas special.