In a plot that sounds oddly familiar, A&E announced today that it had greenlighted a series that follows boy band members and brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, of 98 Degrees, as they open a bar in their hometown of Cincinatti, OH. Why mess with a formula that works? The show will premiere on A&E in 2015, and filming is already underway.
Both Nick and Drew are no strangers to reality TV. Nick was a pioneer in the celeb-reality genre, staring in MTV’s “Newlyweds” back in 2003. Drew was the champion of the second season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” and returned for their all-star season in 2012.
Last night marked the last date on the North American leg of Backstreet Boys’ In A World Like Tour. The tour, which started last summer in celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary, has ended up being the longest in BSB history. As they said to the packed crowd at Jones Beach, this tour surprised their agents, critics and even them: it’s amazing to see how much love and support they still have after all these years! They played all of their hits, as well as tracks off of their new album, “In A World Like This,” as the audience partied like it was 1999. A Backstreet Boys concert is like one giant singalong/dance party, with 15,000 of your closest friends.
About halfway through the concert, it sunk in that we wouldn’t be seeing the BSB on tour for a while. But then we realized us Backstreet fan girls have a lot of other things to look forward to this year!
Backstreet Boys: The Movie
A documentary on the BSB, filmed mostly last year during their 20th anniversary “reunion,” was announced last year, and we are still impatiently waiting for a release date! The trailer for the movie has been shown during the IAWLT tour since last summer. Now that this leg of the tour is over, we are hoping we will finally get a release date! And an excuse to sing and dance in the movie theater.
Nick and Knight Album and Tour!
Nick Carter is so much fun to watch on stage, because he just brings his A-game each and every night. He tends to do his own choreography, and is moving non-stop on stage. You can see the pure joy he has in performing. He’s teaming up with NKOTB’s Jordan Knight for an album and tour this fall, titled Nick & Knight! Jordan also BRINGS IT each night on stage, so we cannot WAIT to see what these two will be up to on tour. It’s going to be amazing.
“I Heart Nick Carter”
This isn’t Nick’s first foray into the world of reality TV (House of Carters anyone?), but this time around the show focus on Nick’s life with his new bride, Lauren Kitt, rather than Carter family drama. We will only watch reality shows that star current or former boy band members, so obviously we have already been counting down to the show’s premiere! Watch the first look below! “I Heart Nick Carter” premieres on September 10th at 10pm on Vh1!
Stay tuned for updates on the rest of Backstreet’s upcoming projects! Be sure to follow Backstreet Boys & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!