In its search for hit programming beyond the omnipresent Kardashian clan, E! network continues to poach from the music community -- this time with across-the-pond boy band "The Wanted."
"The Wanted Life" (working title) willl document the personal and professional lives of the
"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,” Suzanne Kolb, president of E!, said in a statement. "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."
The half-hour series, which features
"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," Seacrest said in a statement. "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 series is likely an effort to broaden exposure for the band that has been trying to break into the U.S. The group, managed by
Still, the self-titled EP from group -- part of a boy-band revival with the help of