New Kids on the Block will have a reality show on a boat

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 03:  (L-R) Singers Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight, Danny Wood and Jonathan Knight of New Kids on the Block arrive at the New Kids on the Block official after party at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens on July 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Angela Weiss/WireImage)
From left, singers Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight, Danny Wood and Jonathan Knight of New Kids on the Block will be on a boat soon. Credit: Angela Weiss/WireImage

Whoever thought up this reality show should get the Nobel Prize. It combines everyone’s two favorite things: Nineties nostalgia and the high seas.

New Kids on the Block, the original boy band, are reuniting for a reality show on a boat. Cable network TVGN is developing “Rock This Boat,” a show about the reunited NKOTB setting sail with die-hard fans for a week of partying. Sounds like a thin premise for a show, but I assume they will also be fighting pirates, exploring uncharted waters and searching for buried treasure. That’s what people on boats do, right?

“Rock This Boat” will air next season. It will be executive produced by Donnie Wahlberg, NKOTB member and brother of Mark Wahlberg, who is probably jealous that his career is thriving enough that he does not get to go on a boat to revive it.

TVGN is betting big on reality shows about faded stars next season: The network is also developing shows about Alan Thicke, Robin Thicke’s dad, and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.



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