Diddy Confirms the Return of Making the Band. Hopefully, the Castmembers are Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, Dylan and Dylan

Diddy performs onstage at SOMETHING IN THE WATER - Day 2 on April 27, 2019 in Virginia Beach City.
Photo: Craig Barritt (Getty Images for Something in the Water)

It’s official—Diddy is remaking the band.

That’s right, Making the Band is coming back to its home at MTV, set to return in 2020.

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“With Making the Band, myself and MTV, we created something special,” Diddy noted in the official announcement video. “We empowered young talent from all over the world. No matter what hood they were from or what background they were from, everybody got a chance.”

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome back the incomparable Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs to his rightful home at MTV,” Nina L. Diaz, MTV’s President of Entertainment, said via press release. “‘Making the Band’ was ahead of its time and the ultimate disruptor—fans everywhere have been clamoring for a return and they are in for the biggest, most iconic season yet.”

The 49-year-old music mogul also thanked Wale and Seth Rogen for initially sparking his enthusiasm to bring Making the Band into 2020 when they tweeted about it back in April.

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Following that conversation, members of Day26 expressed interest in becoming mentors for the show’s new class, according to TMZ. Additionally, Aubrey O’Day of Danity Kane expressed her disgust, and dared Diddy to bring back the original members to “finish what [he] started.”

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To be honest, what we’d really like is for the old seasons to be licensed by Netflix or something. Let us relive the good old days in preparation for the new school. Or, just because. Bless us with the days of “Let ‘em fight!” and the time the hopeful band members pretty much performed an oral version of You Got Served.

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Alas, Diddy will be looking for his “global” contestants via social media, naturally, and specifically YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram where they can upload their video auditions using the hashtag, #MTBCasting. MTV is partnering with the Smule app so that potential contestants can curate playlists for their video auditions.

Oh, and by the way, they won’t be fetching cheesecake this time. According to Diddy, it’ll be “better.” So…cronuts?!

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