Making the Band
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4 Season 03 Episode 03 Breakdown
aired: Tue, Sep 2, 2008
Danity Kane, Day26 and Donnie Klang have been practicing for the big tour for two weeks now, and they've got just one more week till they hit the road. Will they be ready?
4 Season 03 Episode 02 I Want My Money Back
aired: Tue, Aug 26, 2008
Danity Kane is getting right down to work for their upcoming tour. They're planning on performing 13 songs during their set. Fortunately, the girls are becoming seasoned vets, so a large set shouldn't pose a problem.
4 Season 03 Episode 01 The Notorious LAG
aired: Tue, Aug 19, 2008
Pack your bags 'cause Making the Band 4 is hitting the road! That's right, Danity Kane, Day26 and Donnie Klang are touring the country together -- with the help of their mentor Diddy, of course.
Making The Band 4: Lows On The High Seas
aired: Thu, Apr 16, 2009
Danity Kane's two remaining members Dawn and Aundrea finally hear what Diddy has to say about the future of their group. Diddy says that he doesn't feel comfortable with how quickly Aundrea was willing to give up on the group and will be letting her out of her contract. Dawn will stay with Diddy but her future remains in question as the label decides whether or not to remake Danity Kane.
Making The Band 4: Judgement Day
aired: Thu, Apr 9, 2009
Day26 has been falling apart at the seams as the guys continue to disagree with the direction the group is going in.
Making The Band 4: Fight Night
aired: Thu, Apr 2, 2009
With the fall of Danity Kane still on everyone's minds, Day26 has tried to avoid another Making the Band tragedy but tension between the guys has only worsen.
Making The Band 4: Spiral
aired: Thu, Mar 26, 2009
A series of street fights makes Day26 question what is happening with Qwanell, while Donnie's hard work finally pays off.
Making The Band 4: The Curse
aired: Thu, Mar 19, 2009
Day 26's bowling extravaganza is cut short when they have to rush home to meet Screwface to finally get paid and sign their contracts. Skid also pays a visit which is when the tension builds about the direction of the new album. While Will and Brian think its important to keep with the R&B feel to give the fans what they know, Que is looking to take the album in a different direction.
Making The Band 4: Leader Of The Pack
aired: Thu, Mar 12, 2009
The guys of Day26 think it's about time to sit down with their manager and figure out how to get their hands on some cash. "Screwface" assures the guys that he's working day and night to figure out their contract and he sees a light at the end of the tunnel. He tells Day26 just to hang in there. Later at dinner, Que continues to complain about his financial situation. Will steps in and a light-hearted match of bickering begins between him and Que.
Making The Band 4: Everyday I'm Hustling
aired: Thu, Mar 5, 2009
Donnie is off to Minneapolis to try to keep his fan base where he woo's the crowd at the Mall of America with his song "Take Me There." Taken back by the fans response, he thinks the whole event went very smoothly. Back in New York, the situation is tense for Day26 who is hurting financially. Their manager, Joseph 'Screwface' Charles shows up at their pad to tell them that their deal is still only about 75% done. Que is having the most trouble dealing with this no income time because his family relies on him for financial support.
Making The Band 4: How You Gonna Fix It
aired: Thu, Feb 26, 2009
The girls of Danity Kane discuss whether to say goodbye to the group or fight if the other girls decide not to come back and Dawn says she'll gladly try to get in touch with everyone once more. Across town, Diddy moves Day26 into their new crib where they take their time checking out their pimped out pad and breathtaking views. Will cozies up on the couch to talk to his wife LaShanda where she tells him how hard it has been taking care of their three year old son Kavion alone. Will agrees that Kavion can come stay at their new house to give her a break and when he announces it to the group, they are nervous for the ruckus that the little guy might cause.
Making The Band 4: Start Spreading The News
aired: Thu, Feb 19, 2009
In this episode of Making the Band Day 26 is finally back from London and after toasting over dinner, discuss the fact that they need to take their second album to the next level. They meet up with their producer from their first album, Bryan "B" Cox and hear a few of his ideas before getting started.
Making The Band 4: London Bridges Falling Down
aired: Thu, Feb 12, 2009
Day 26 are getting a taste of just how fare their fame has come, international style. Their trip to London starts off with a bang as they all pack up their clothes and hurry out of their rooms because of what they think is a real fire. It turns out to be just a drill but it puts a pop in their step to start their sightseeing adventures. They struggle to stay awake as their guide gives them a history lesson in their stroll around on their private sightseeing bus.
Making The Band 4: Live Finale
aired: Tue, Oct 14, 2008
The girls are on the cutting block as Diddy decides Danity Kane's future. In a meeting that changes everything, Diddy thinks the vision of the group has altered, Audrena doesn't know if the rest of Danity Kane has their hearts in the group, and Aubrey feels overwhelmingly depressed. The intense reality comes to surface that Diddy does not want Aubrey in the group any more. He doesn't like her energy and "wildin' out" ways. But that's not all. Diddy realizes that Aubrey has a click with D. Woods and subsequently asks D. Woods if she is happy in the group. Her response is "no," which was probably not the best answer because Diddy cuts her, too.
Making The Band 4: Damaged
aired: Tue, Oct 7, 2008
The Making the Band ers have gone from state to state performing in front of thousands of screaming fans, but now the tour is over and it's almost time for everyone to go their separate ways. But even though their journey is ending, there's still time for them to have fun together, right?
Making The Band 4: Sex And The Diddy
aired: Tue, Sep 30, 2008
All good things must come to an end -- and, sadly, the Making the Band ers are heading into their final two shows on tour together. Everyone is bummed that it's almost time for them to go their separate ways. But they still have plenty of time to have fun together, right?
Making The Band 4: Three-way Split
aired: Tue, Sep 23, 2008
After a sad goodbye, Dawn and Qwanell have gone their separate ways for a few days. Danity Kane are in Utah for a solo show while Day26 head to Las Vegas and Donnie Klang is in Los Angeles to film a video for "Take You There."
Making The Band 4: Hit The Road
aired: Tue, Sep 16, 2008
After kicking off their tour in New York City, the Making the Band ers are ready to head to their next stop: Baltimore. But before they leave, it's clear that Dawn and Qwanell's relationship is still going strong. They take a stroll while holding hands and share snacks and kisses back in their hotel room. The lovebirds admit to being excited about touring together, and Qwanell tells Dawn that he loves her and jokes about getting married.
Making The Band 4: Showtime NYC
aired: Tue, Sep 9, 2008
The wait is over -- Danity Kane, Day26 and Donnie Klang are finally hitting the road! And with just one day till opening night, the Making the Band ers head to New York City to prepare for the main event. During a radio interview, the Day26 boys admit that they're a little anxious about the whole thing. After all, this is their first time touring.
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Making The Band 4: Hitting The Road
aired: Sun, Mar 23, 2008
The girls and boys hit the road with finished albums to promote and itineraries to exhaust. Back in New York City, the groups meet with the people at Atlantic Records to go over promo details and are soon off to meet with Miss Jones of Hot 97 - Danity Kane's arch enemy of honesty.
Making The Band 4: Beautiful Girls
aired: Mon, Mar 17, 2008
With their albums in the can, it's time to shoot the album covers. The guys of Day 26 admit that they love being in front of the camera and that modeling is just another way of showcasing their talents.
Making The Band 4: Fight Club
aired: Mon, Mar 10, 2008
Things are getting tense as time gets shorter, so Diddy surprises the group with a day of luxury and relaxation on a yacht. As they bask in the sun and sip champagne, Diddy tries to get to know everyone on a more personal level. Aubrey and Donnie's blossoming love affair is brought out into the open, and Dawn and Q admit to having some chemistry...as if it wasn't obvious already!
Making The Band 4: A New Dawn
aired: Mon, Mar 3, 2008
It's getting down to crunch time! Tracks are being laid out rapid-fire and the albums are almost ready to become platinum. Everything is finally coming together...for almost everyone. Donnie keeps getting skimped on studio time and is falling far behind on track numbers. Even though Diddy compliments Donnie on his vocal improvement, Donnie worries that he won't be able to pull his album together on time. The final straw falls while Donnie, who finally managed to snag a couple minutes in the studio to record Beautiful Escape, gets the boot so Day 26 can do some work, instead. Donnie confides his worries to Aubrey, who encourages him to talk with the producers.
Making The Band 4: Danity Kane Attacks!
aired: Mon, Feb 25, 2008
Attitudes get switched up in this episode of Making the Band 4. The guys, who last week were in the doghouse with Diddy, finally get approval to be let back into the studio. But the girls, who were performing perfectly on their album, now aren't so happy with the way things have been going. Danity Kane and the producers seem to be looking in two separate directions: the girls want a pop-international album that conveys the attitude of strong women, but the producers are coming up with slower ballads that seem like the girls are just "crying about a man."
Making The Band 4: The Dating Game
aired: Mon, Feb 18, 2008
With the guys kicked out of studio, they get to work with Ankh Ra (vocal coach) to learn to be more passionate about the overall process. Michael Bivins (Artist Development) stops by the apartment and talks with the guys and lays it out on the table: Diddy feels like he's not getting any emotion from the group during the recording process, and no emotion means no money-making. How can you record a song with passion, if the singers can't even feel what they're singing?
Making The Band 4: The Battle Track
aired: Mon, Feb 11, 2008
With only five weeks left to find their sound and make things gel together, the guys and Donnie are still having trouble in the studio. But for the girls it's still smooth sailing. So it comes as a huge surprise when Diddy challenges the girls and the guys to battle it out in a friendly competition. He gives each group the same track, one that has hit potential, and only 48 hours to write and record a hit for the track.
Making The Band 4: B****assness
aired: Mon, Feb 4, 2008
Everyone's feeling the pressure and the season is only just beginning. The guys have a lot to live up to since Danity Kane has already gone platinum, and the girls want to step it up even more from their first record.
Making The Band 4: Battle Of The Sexes
aired: Mon, Jan 28, 2008
Last time we saw Diddy, he was announcing that Qwanell, Brian, Robert, Willie and Mike had made the band, and he surprised everyone by offering Donnie a solo contract with Bad Boy. So what happens when the guys are reunited in New York City for season 2 of Making the Band 4 ? Well, Diddy's expecting them to record a couple of great debut albums. But there's a catch -- they'll be joined by platinum-selling pop group Danity Kane. They just don't know it yet...
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aired: Thu, Aug 10, 2006
After a successful trip to LA, the girls are back in New York for their first series of live performances. But, before they can hit the stage, the band has some last rehearsals to fine-tune its look and sound. A session in the dance studio brings a few surprises and a whole lot of drooling when male dancers are added to the routine. Vocal coach Betty White also spends some time giving the girls advice on stage presence and working the mike like they'd work a man.
Danity Kane Makes a Video
aired: Thu, Aug 3, 2006
The girls head to L.A. to do some publicity and shoot their new video. Diddy hooks them up with a beautiful place to stay and they are thrilled with their L.A. digs.
aired: Thu, Jul 27, 2006
Normally new artists work with "up-and-coming producers," but Diddy's got friends and the girls are working with none other than Rodney Jerkins, the legendary talent behind hits for everyone from Beyonce to Britney to Madonna and beyond. The girls elect Aundrea to lead their song since it's in her register. She has a bit of a hard time at first, but is able to finally hit it.
An Emotional Joint
aired: Thu, Jul 20, 2006
The girls are "preserving the sexiness" down in Miami and enjoying the sun. Meanwhile, Aubrey is still fighting the sexiness--thinking it gets in the way of her being taken seriously as an artist. At the same time, Aundrea and her boyfriend of nearly two years, Rudy, are having a hard time with maintaining a long-distance relationship.
In The Studio
aired: Thu, Jul 13, 2006
Welcome to Miami! Diddy meets the girls on a yacht to have a chat. He tells them how proud he is of their development and that he now thinks they're ready to hit the studio. Even better, he's going to bring in the best of the best to work with them: Timbaland and Mary J. Blige. Plus--to help the girls write song--none other than Pooh Bear and superproducer Scott Storch, who's already cooked up hits for the likes of 50 Cent, Beyonce, Terror Squad and more.
aired: Thu, Jul 6, 2006
Diddy wants to test whether the girls can stand up to superstar standards so he's set up a 72-hour marathon of radio interviews, training, and meetings. Diddy warns the girls that they'll be getting around three hours of sleep per day. "Hell week" starts at 6 am.
The Voice Within
aired: Thu, Jun 29, 2006
If the girls want to be world-class superstars, they'll have to step their singing game up. So Diddy flies them out to NYC and hooks them up with legendary R&B diva / vocal coach Betty Wright. She's going to teach them about music --and the soul behind it.
Taking the Stage
aired: Thu, Jun 22, 2006
Diddy wants the girls to learn the "art of the live performance," so he's sending them to the All-Star Basketball game in Houston, Texas for a trial by fire. Before the show, the girls are rehearsing in Johnny's compound with vocal coach, Doc Holliday, and choreographer, Laurie Ann Gibson. After rehearsing for awhile, Laurie and Doc tell the girls that they need to be working together as a group and not as individuals. They need to get out of the competitive mentality that they were in before and start collaborating.
aired: Thu, Jun 15, 2006
Now that the band has been made, Diddy lets the girls head home to visit their families. Aubrey heads to Palm Springs, California to visit her radio show and her boyfriend, Jonathan. Aundrea visits her parents in Upland, California. In Atlanta, Georgia, Wanita discusses how dancing began as her mom's plan to get a "free Saturday" turns into a passion she can't live without. Shannon visits with her husband of two years, Ron, in Costa Mesa, California. In Baltimore, Maryland, Dawn's family throws her a Mardi Gras party to celebrate and to make her feel more at home. Dawn's family evacuated to Maryland before Hurricane Katrina.
Live Finale Event
aired: Sun, Aug 26, 2007
On the night of the grand finale of Making The Band 4 , a huge crowd stood outside of the MTV studio in Times Square, anxious to see who Diddy would pick to make the band.
aired: Tue, Aug 7, 2007
During the last episode of Making the Band 4 , the 10 finalists were sent home for two months to brush up on their skills and hopefully return as true superstars. When the guys arrive back in New York, one thing is certain: they've all been putting in a lot of work, especially at the gym.
The Show Must Go On
aired: Mon, Jul 30, 2007
The time is drawing to a close for the guys as the Making the Band competition grows fiercer with each coming week. The fellas are growing more and more eager to make the band, but first they must hone their singing skills and brush up on their dancing.
aired: Mon, Jul 23, 2007
It's that time. Time for the Making the Band 4 men to show their physical endurance. The guys meet "dream team" member Michael Bivins on the basketball court, where they are told that they will go head-to-head in a competition. The losers will be forced to jog around the court. Not fun!
aired: Mon, Jul 16, 2007
As the Making the Band 4 men awake from their peaceful slumber, the "old guys" are still getting adjusted to the new faces in the house. The question on everyone's mind is: Can the "new guys" hold their own and hang with the gang?
The New Guys
aired: Mon, Jul 9, 2007
After the Making the Band 4 hopefuls' impressive performances at New York City's B.B. King Blues Club, Diddy cut four guys: Tyrice, David, Maurice and Anzeo. Now the gang is down to 16, and the guys realize this is a tight competition. Although they're all sad to see their fellow finalists go, they know they must push forward and pray they're not the next to go home.
The Five Boroughs
aired: Mon, Jul 2, 2007
As the Making the Band 4 competition heats up, Diddy doesn't want the guys to get too comfortable. That's why he's making them perform live at the legendary B.B. King Blues Club in New York City. A lot is riding on this performance because when all is said and done 10 hopefuls must go! It's going to get interesting.
aired: Mon, Jun 25, 2007
The 20 Making the Band 4 finalists have been chosen by Diddy and are moving into their awesome NYC pad! As the guys open the door, they?re happy to find all the rooms decked out with the hottest decor. But the Diddylicious house is only the beginning of more great things to come. It's time for "magic man" Diddy to mold these men into a soulful group he calls his "masterpiece."
The Search Is On
aired: Mon, Jun 18, 2007
Watch out, ladies! Diddy's looking to shake things up during season 4 of Making the Band by scouring the country in search of the best male performers. With the success of season 3's all female, platinum-selling group, Danity Kane, Diddy is optimistic that he can find the perfect boy band to follow in the footsteps of such legendary acts as The Temptations, Boyz II Men, New Edition, 112 and *NSync.