about the breakup and plan to return back in 2012, saying, "We had a lot of time to grow up, go through a lot of things.I'm not a petty person so I would bring Que, Mike, Brian, Rob and myself, everybody, because that's who people grew to love through the television show and the first two albums, so I would bring it all back.
These eight young men would compete for five spots in Pearlman's newest boy band creation, to be signed to his record label, Transcontinental Records.
The season chronicled the competition between the men in typical reality-show fashion.
It featured on screen choreography by Ramon Del Barrio.
, before announcing a hiatus in the summer of 2012.
Late last year, news spread that the group would be reuniting and planning a tour.
They returned to the stage earlier this year and released a single called "Bullsh*t" last month with the announcement of a new album.Now they've released their first new project in five years, an EP titled The EP, which is available for free below, includes the single "Bullsh*t," and their cover of Silk's "Lose Control," as well as a collaboration with Baby Bash called "Touchdown." Along with the tracks, they released a 26-page e-book, inspired by each track on the effort.Except for the first iteration of the series featuring O-Town, all seasons of Making the Band have been overseen by Diddy, acting as the man of the house who makes the final decision on who will be in the band. Making the Band was the last new series, and the only series that was not a sitcom, to air during the original run of the TGIF block.The first iteration of Making the Band started on March 24, 2000, and aired for three seasons, finishing on March 30, 2002. The block ended its run upon the end of the series' first season in 2000.Making the Band was then relocated to cable television network MTV, where two additional seasons aired. O-Town's return for additional seasons marked the first time the main cast of a reality show returned for a second season.In 1999, Lou Pearlman, the man responsible for the formation of the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC, embarked on a nationwide talent search, cutting auditions in eight cities down to 25 young men, and eventually eight finalists.