Producer and musician Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, who helmed the original series, is returning to exec produce the new show, which aired between 2002 and 2009, and tracks the formation of a band across the course of a season.
The original show spawned such groups as O-Town (pictured), Da Band and Danity Kane.
After first testing the waters of a potential revival on Twitter last week, Combs has now launched an open call for participants across all major social media platforms, including Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
Combs said: “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.”
Nina L. Diaz, president of entertainment at MTV, added: “We couldn’t be happier to welcome back the incomparable Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs to his rightful home at MTV. Making The Band was ahead of its time and the ultimate disruptor – fans everywhere have been clamouring for a return and they are in for the biggest, most iconic season yet.”