The Wanted signs on for E! reality series
The Wanted, from left, Nathan Sykes, Siva Kaneswaran, Max George, Tom Parker and Jay McGuiness attend the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 9, 2013. / Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
The Wanted is trying to keep it real -- the British boy band has signed on to do a reality series on E!
The fivesome announced Wednesday that their show will debut in June. A press release said the behind-the-scenes series will be "unvarnished" and "nonglossy."
"The rock star lifestyle is something that everyone has fantasized about and The Wanted are giving viewers total access into their world as they live out this dream," E! President Suzanne Kolb said. "This series is a perfect blend of music, bromance and superstardom chronicling the lives of one of music's biggest groups as they continue to make their mark on the global stage."
"America has a long history of falling for British bad boy musicians, so it's no surprise that The Wanted are already beloved by legions of fans far and wide," added executive producer Ryan Seacrest. "This talented and outspoken English-Irish band are setting their own course to fame and this journey is the foundation of the series. It's a road that's bound to include irresistible pop tracks along with plenty of humor, antics and drama behind-the-scenes, which I believe will further ignite fascination and even obsession with these guys."
The Wanted broke onto the U.S. music scene with the Top 5 hit "Glad You Came." The band dropped its self-titled U.S. debut EP last year and has released two successful albums and multiple singles in the United Kingdom.
The group is planning a full-length album and international tour for the fall.
The Wanted's U.S. manager is Scooter Braun, who also manages Justin Bieber. The band members include Max George, Nathan Sykes, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Siva Kaneswaran.
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