Donnie Wahlberg and Nick Lachey have teamed with Doug Ellin (“Entourage”) for a single-camera CBS comedy series about members of a boy band who reunite twenty years later.
Wahlberg was a member of the late 1980s pop group New Kids on the Block. Lachey was a member of 98 Degrees. The pair have become friendly after spending time touring together, most recently in the summer of 2015.
The inspiration for the show came when the two compared notes about how different their lives are today as grown men with children than in their pop star heydays.
Ellin is penning the script for “Encore” and exec producing with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (“Two and a Half Men”), Wahlberg, Lachey and Jonathan Baruch.