The British boy band The Wanted, with Jay McGuiness, left, Siva Kaneswaran, Max George, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes, is headed to TV.
(Photo: Victoria Will, AP)
(USA TODAY) The Wanted is wanted on TV.
The British band is heading to California to record their third album and gear up for their new U.S. & Europe tour later in 2013.
So E! has decided to put the cameras on the five guys who will live together in the Hollywood Hills.
Produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions, SB Productions and Global TV UK, the half-hour series will premiere in June on E! and around the world in fall.
Suzanne Kolb, president of E!, says the idea behind the show is to give viewers a glimpse of the "rock star lifestyle," as well as offering a "perfect blend of music, bromance and superstardom."
Exec producer Ryan Seacrest promises "plenty of humor, antics and drama behind the scenes."
Here's how E! characterizes The Wanted guys:
At 24, Max George is the ladies' man of the group and has been linked with Lindsay Lohan. He nearly signed a deal to play football with Preston North End in Manchester before joining the group. Following a very public break-up with his ex-fiancée, Max is playing the field ... and loving it.
Siva Kaneswaran, 24, is the most serious and Zen-like member of the band.
Funny but elusive, Jay McGuinness can be the most secretive of the group, and at 22, possesses a "Jekyll and Hyde" personality.
Tom Parker, 24, has strong opinions on where the band should be headed, which often gets him into hot water with his band mates. He's got a girlfriend who fits right in with the guys but the relationship can be challenged by all the time Tom spends with the group.
Nathan Sykes, 19, is the baby of the group but has proven to be one of the most mature and grounded.
Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY