Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has just announced that he’s returning to MTV with an updated version of Making the Band.
And he’s already kicked off the casting process, searching for talent across all social media platforms.
Musicians who are 18 or older can enter by posting a video to Instagram, YouTube or Twitter with the hashtag ‘#MTBCasting.’
The reboot, which premieres in 2020, is also partnering with music performance app Smule for a Making the Band campaign, which provides a curated playlist of songs for fans to create video auditions.
After posting an announcement on Instagram, Diddy confirmed it Monday in a statement:
MTV and I are back together again!! Making the Band is coming back bigger, bolder and more cutting edge. MTB on MTV was the pioneer of reality TV. We’re going to bring that supernatural energy back to the format and bring the world its next global superstars.
The iconic reality series came along at the dawn of the popular genre, and it has already seen four iterations.
The first premiered on ABC in 2000 and featured the late disgraced music producer Lou Pearlman as he launched the boy band O-Town.
Diddy took over in 2002 with Making the Band 2, when the show moved to MTV and pivoted to hip hop.
Each version of the show ran for three seasons, each documenting the formation of a different music group, the most notable of which was girl group Danity Kane.
In 2009, Diddy starred in the spin-off Making His Band, which followed the rapper as he assembled his own personal live band.
MTV has recently rebooted several of its iconic shows recently, including The Real World and The Hills, with new versions of Daria, Punk’d and Singled Out also in the works.