The rap sensation has signed up to appear in ten episodes of ‘Making the Band II’. The show will not concentrate his personal affairs, instead chronicling the formation of a mainstream hip hop/R&B group from auditions to rehearsals to live performances, and finally competing for a record deal. Puff Daddy will oversee the process.
The original ‘Making The Band’ followed O-Town as they made their bid for chart success. Their debut album subsequently went double platinum.
Speaking in a statement, the rapper said: “This show will be a wild ride, no tricks or gimmicks just Puff Daddy reality. I have been creating stars since I was 19 and this show will give insight into what it takes to be at the top. I’m excited to be working with MTV and doing what I love to do — create and nurture new talent.”
At a press conference, he added: “(The show) gives me a chance to have it clear to people what I do. That I just don’t throw white parties in the Hamptons every day. That I do work 20 hours a day and I am good at what I do,”
Combs and a camera crew will travel across the US, looking for new talent to sign to his Bad Boy label.
Show executive John Miller told Reuters that the show wouldn’t be like ‘The Osbournes’ – the hugely successful fly-on-the-wall documentary that follows the life of Ozzy Osbourne and his family.
He said: “This is not ‘The Osbournes’ in Puff Daddy‘s house.”
MTV will premiere the show in the US on October 12 at 9pm. No decision has been made on a UK airdate.