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Making the Band
Format Reality
Created by Lou Pearlman
Jonathan Murray
Mary-Ellis Bunim
Andrew Marek
No. of seasons 12 (four iterations with three seasons each)
No. of episodes 142 total
43 (Making the Band)
33 (Making the Band 2)
28 (Making the Band 3)
38 (Making the Band 4)
Executive producer(s) Lou Pearlman (ABC version)
Sean Combs (MTV version)
Jonathan Murray
Mary-Ellis Bunim
Running time 60 min
Original channel ABC (2000-2001)
MTV (2002-present)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original run 2000 – Present

Making the Band is an ABC/MTV reality television series that exists in separate iterations, each iteration focusing on a specific music act. It spawned musical acts O-Town, Da Band, Danity Kane, Day26, and Donnie Klang. Overseeing Making the Band is Diddy, acting as the man of the house who makes the final decision on who will be in the band.


Making the Band: O-Town (2000-2002)

The first iteration of Making the Band started on March 25, 2000, and aired for three seasons, finishing on March 30, 2002.


Season one

In 1999, Lou Pearlman, the man responsible for the formation of the Backstreet Boys and the early management of *NSYNC, embarked on a nationwide talent search, cutting auditions in eight cities down to 25 young men, and eventually eight finalists. These eight young men would, as the premise for a new ABC reality show, compete for five spots in Pearlman's newest boy band creation, to be signed to his record label, Transcontinental Records.

The first season, airing on ABC, began with eight young men, and chronicled the competition between them in typical reality-show fashion. It featured on screen choreography by Ramon Del Barrio. Midway through the first season, three of the eight men were eliminated, leaving Ashley Parker Angel, Jacob Underwood, Erik-Michael Estrada (not to be confused with American actor Erik Estrada), Trevor Penick, and Ikaika Kahoano. These five were set to become O-Town and the process of producing their first CD began. Several episodes later, however, Kahoano was forced to choose between the band and his family, and he chose his family. Selecting from the original group of 25 semi-finalists, the remaining four members of the band chose Dan Miller to be Kahoano's replacement. With the final member of O-Town in place, the remainder of the first season tracked the development and struggles with the new band.

Seasons two and three

The ratings of Making the Band were strong enough to warrant second and third seasons, though not on network television. Making the Band was thus relocated to cable television network MTV. O-Town's return for additional seasons marked the first time the main cast of a reality show returned for a second season.

These additional seasons continued to track the development of O-Town as a pop group, following tours, performances, and other seminal events in the band's history. Such events included the development of their second CD, O2, their transition to a new record label, Clive Davis' J Records, and an ongoing struggle to "prove themselves" as legitimate artists.

The transition to MTV would be permanent: future iterations of the show also aired on MTV.

Making the Band 2: Da Band (2002-2004)

The second iteration of Making the Band started on October 19, 2002, and aired for three seasons, finishing on April 29, 2004.

Season one

In 2002, a new talent search had begun, this time by P. Diddy. Diddy sought to find the best rappers and singers from which to assemble a new hip-hop group. After weeks of selection and training P. Diddy chose the members of the band on the first season of Making The Band 2.

Season two

For several weeks, the contestants were subject to difficult tasks, including walking from Midtown Manhattan to Brooklyn to purchase cheesecake for Diddy and aspiring rapper Ness' battle with Harlem MC Jae Millz. The finalists named themselves Da Band.

  • Their debut album, Too Hot for TV, was released in September of 2003.
  • First Single: "Bad Boy This, Bad Boy That"
  • Second and final single: "Tonight"
  • The album still managed to certify gold selling 600,000 copies.

Season three

Da Band effectively ended its career at the end of the third season of the show, when P. Diddy dissolved the group during the season finale. However, he still wanted to work with Babs and Ness, calling them hip hop's next "Bonnie and Clyde," though nothing yet has been released from either of them. Diddy also kept Chopper, now known as Young City, with the label, who was signed with Bad Boy South. A solo album for him (Bad Boy South's first solo-artist release) was released in August. His first single was "Lil Daddy" featuring Lil Wayne. Sara Stokes, Frederick and Dylan John were the remaining three members of Da Band to be dropped completely from Bad Boy.

Making The Band 3: Danity Kane (2005-2006)

The third iteration of Making the Band started on March 3, 2005, and aired for three seasons, finishing on August 10, 2006.

Season one

After the failure of Bad Boy's Da Band, P. Diddy returned with Making the Band 3 in 2004. This time, he was on the look for the next female supergroup. With the help of Laurie Ann Gibson, Doc and Johnny, he set out on a multi city search to find girls who had everything: the look, dancing ability, and a great voice. The theme song "Oh La La" was recorded by Badboy Recording Artist Cheri Dennis.

Name Reason for elimination Eliminated
Tyra Failed to satisfy in terms of dancing Episode 2
Leslie Judges felt that her solo aspirations and attitude would interfere with the chemistry of the future group Episode 2
Paschun Failed to satisfy in terms of dancing Episode 2
Celeste Failed to satisfy in terms of dancing Episode 2
Michelle Left to go back to school Episode 7
Lavantae Failed to satisfy in terms of dancing and performing Episode 8
Patti Failed to satisfy in terms of dancing and performing Episode 8
Roxanne Failed to satisfy in terms of dancing, cut by Laurie Ann Episode 9
Erika (Bunny) Failed to satisfy in terms of dancing Episode 9
Kristen Failed to satisfy in terms of dancing Episode 9
Leche Failed to satisfy in terms of dancing Episode 9
Bethany Failed to satisfy in terms of dancing Episode 9
Yahaira Failed to satisfy in terms of singing to a crowd Episode 10
Shantee Failed to satisfy in terms of singing to a crowd Episode 10
The following girls made it to the Final 7 but weren't considered good enough for the group or Season 2 Episode 10 Diddy kept Aundrea, Aubrey and Malika to continue for a second season. They didn't make the band but were cosidered good enough to have another shot at Making the Band.

Season two

The band performed at the Backstreet Boys concert at the Nissan Pavilion on August 6, 2005. There were two groups. Group one, named "SHE (She Has Everything)", included Aubrey, Melissa, Denosh, Jasmine, and Kelli. Group two, named "Chain 6", included Aundrea, Dawn, Shannon, Wanita, Dominique, and Taquita. During dress rehearsal, group one was the favorite according to Dave, Laurie Anne and Doc. However, the first group was booed as they gave their performance because Denosh started off key on the a cappella which led Aubrey to go off key in the beginning of the song. The second group won, as many screaming girls yelled for them.

The finale took place on Tuesday, November 15, 2005, where the 11 contestants left competed for five spots in the band. The 11 finalists; Aundrea, Aubrey, Dawn, Jasmine, Taquita, Denosh, Wanita, Shannon, Melissa, Kelli, and Dominique, were sent home for three months, told to polish up, and return for the final stretch. When the girls returned after their three month hiatus, they had to perform numerous acts such as radio interviews, a photo shoot, and dance all of their old dance routines. As Diddy's crew chooses the group, all of the girls went on a last dinner.

The song that each contestant sang in the studio "Tell Me" was actually used by Diddy on his album Press Play. Instead of one of the members of the group who originally sang the song on the show appearing on the track, the vocals are done by Christina Aguilera.

Eliminations (In order of eliminations with the top being the first and the bottom being the last)

Name Reason for Elimination Eliminated
Nicole Palmeri Failed to satisfy in terms of singing Episode 2
Sammy Failed to satisfy in terms of singing Episode 2
Tokiko Failed to satisfy in terms of singing Episode 2
Amber Failed to satisfy in terms of dancing Episode 3
Malika Ubaka Failed to satisfy in terms of dancing Episode 3
Jennifer Failed to satisfy in terms of dancing Episode 3
Tiffany Was unable to continue due to a hip injury; it was later revealed that she lied about her age, using a cousin's driver's license to audition for the show her real name is Dav’rielle Smith Episode 4
Chelsea Failed to satisfy in terms of performance Episode 4
Cindy Failed in terms of being able to upkeep a good level of dancing at an unprepared time Episode 6
Kaui Failed in terms of being able to upkeep a good level of dancing at an unprepared time Episode 6
Melissa Smith
Kelli Maria
Dominique Young
Denosh Bennet
Taquita Thorn
The following girls made it to the Final 11, but didn't make into the band in Episode 10 Episode 10

The final group consisted of Aubrey, Wanita, Shannon, Dawn, and Aundrea. They decided on the name Danity Kane. The band's self-titled debut album was released in stores on August 22, 2006 and peaked at #1 on the Billboard charts within its first three weeks of release. After the Making The Band 4 - The Tour and Welcome to the Dollhouse, Danity Kane broke up in January 2009.

Season three

Episode Information
1 The band goes to Dawn's hometown New Orleans. They see the destruction Hurricane Katrina did to New Orleans and Debbie Richard's (Dawn Richard's mother) Dance Studio. They visit Dawn's old high school and donate $5,000. They also make the Mardi Gras parades, where they ride one of the floats, throwing out Mardi Gras beads.
2 The band prepares for their first performance, at the Mercury Room during NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston, Texas. They perform a 20 minute set consisting of three songs, but only two are shown: "She Has Everything" and "Ooh La, La." Their first performance was not well received by the crowd or Diddy.
3 The girls work with vocal coach Betty Wright doing different voice training sessions. Diddy decides that Shannon needs the most work vocally. Towards the end of the show, Diddy tells Shannon that she needs to show that she can sing and not hold back. Shannon starts crying as she sings and ends up showing that she really can sing. On the other hand, Aundrea and Shannon discover a mouse in a pile of clothes. Dawn calls an exterminator to fix the "mouse problem."
4 The girls do more dance training, meet with Atlantic records staff, do more vocal training, and meet with Ms. Jones. The girls take a minute to give her a live performance, but the interview turns sour when Ms. Jones says that only Dawn, Wanita, and Aundrea can sing. Aubrey takes this to heart, and is hurt by the comment. Diddy wants to send Aubrey home because she has a cold he doesn't want the other girls to catch. Aubrey wants to stay, saying the group needs her. Later, she doesn't get to help the girls write a song Diddy wants them to make.
5 The girls finally initiated the recording sessions for their album. Diddy said that he was "Proud of the progress" that the girls had made and that they were ready to begin recording. Once in the studio they worked with Producer Scott Storch and vocal producer, Pooh Bear. The girls started on the song entitled, "Sleep On It". Dawn doesn't shine during the recording session. Her voice range is low and the song requires higher notes to be sung. She works through it and with a little encouragement form the rest of the group and Pooh Bear, she manages to sound great by the end of the episode. The girls are well on their way.
6 The band goes into the studio to record two brand new songs with Brian Cox. "One Shot" and "Ride For You". Aubrey's part of one of the verses for "Ride For You" was cut. She was very upset and thought she didn't sound bad. Diddy told her she didn't have enough emotion for the song. He said he wanted to cry when he heard the song and Aubrey's emotion on the record didn't cut it. They went to record a second song and everyone noticed that Aubrey wasn't on that song either. Dawn was very concerned with Aubrey so she goes to Johnny and tells him about the problem. Johnny says he can't do anything about it, that it's the producers song. The girls record some more parts for "Sleep On It". They meet back up with Pooh Bear and Scott Storch and recorded great music. Aundrea is having boyfriend issues.
7 While working in the studio, the girls work on a new song. A new leader rises from the group, Aundrea, when the girls choose her to lead "Hold Me Down". Also, the girls perform at Village Underground where they perform "Ride For You". But, Aundrea's boyfriend, Rudy, then breaks up with her because she did not call him the night before. All the girls are shocked to hear about this, while Aundrea gets very upset with this but the girls give their support.
8 First, the girls move into a beautiful house in Los Angeles. Then, they go and do a lot of radio interviews. They reveal their name, which is Danity Kane. Some look to be shocked by this name, and all ask what it means. Then, the girls are working on their choreography for their video. But, Laurie Ann, their choreographer, get very mad at the girls because they do not know the real version of the song for "Show Stopper". The girls then go to film their first music video which is "Show Stopper". They have to try to get the video done in one day, but they fall behind schedule. They do manage to get the video done in one day, and the video turns out great.
9 The girls must reschedule their first concert as Danity Kane after disastrous weather strikes their location. The girls have their concert the following day and perform songs from their album, including "One Shot," "Want It," "Right Now," and "Show Stopper."

Making the Band 4: Day26 and Donnie Klang (2007-2009)

The fourth iteration of Making the Band started on June 18, 2007, and aired for three seasons, finishing on April 23, 2009.

Season one

Diddy begins his search for an all-male super group. This all-male band is widely believed to be the new version of 112 or New Edition as reported earlier in the season. The season began on June 18, 2007 at 9:00 p.m.[1] The band was finally made on August 26, 2007, consisting of five males in their early to mid-20s.

Episode Information
1 A panel of judges travel across the country to find men with the most potential of being in a successful men's performing group. Diddy picks 20 men and eliminates the other 38. 'There is a song that is used in this episode that the guys have to dance to in able to learn their choreography. 'The name of the theme song for Making the Band 4 is "Exclusive" written by Brian-Michael Cox, one of the judges on the show.'
2 The men are split up into five groups of four and choose a song to perform for Diddy and the other judges. During an intense work out session, Dyshon gets sick and is taken to the hospital. Mike is chastised by Diddy for his lack of commitment to getting in shape, while Dan is praised for hiring a personal trainer and losing 16 lbs since the first audition. Also, Chris is told from Diddy that he is in fact the weakest singer. During a vocal session, the guys open up to each other and learns, Chris' grandfather died and he never had the chance to say goodbye and that his grandfather would have been proud of his accomplishments. Also we learn Dan is in love and Donnie has a soulful passion in his music, which he describes as "strong love".
3 Diddy gives the contestants a grueling series of tasks to take place around New York, including buying cheesecake, that must be completed as a team. The majority of the contestants complete most of the tasks, earning Diddy's congratulations. After their performances, an impressed Diddy decides to cut only four of the guys rather than ten, including men who did not participate in the tasks and men who failed to perform well.
4 Diddy surprises the contestants by revealing he will continue searching for new talent, namely four new performers. Eleven applicants impress Diddy and his team, earning a spot on the team. The new contestants are given a tour of the house, where the establish competitors are caught napping. Angered at their lack of motivation, Diddy initiates a competition on the spot to determine who will remain on the show. The end result is the release of a few originals.
5 The guys get off to a rocky start, as the old guys don't trust the new guys right away. They soon "warm up" to each other as they engage in a 5 mile run issued by Diddy. Robert's girlfriends calls and conversation ends in a hostile break-up. Michael loses an amazing 11 pounds at a workout session and seems to be keeping it off with his eating habits. Ankh Ra splits the boys into groups and has them perform a song for him, and later Diddy. The main conflict is Robert losing rehearsal time due to spending an hour mending his relationship on the phone. Diddy is stumped at elimination and does not cut anyone due to the excellent performances, to the surprise of all. He then turns the tables and chooses Dan, Donnie, Robert, Dyshon, DeAngelo,and Willie to choose who goes. Only two guys, not surprisingly, both new leave, Jeremic and Devin.
6 The guys are tested in a series of physical tests including basketball and boxing. Jonathan has a hard time keeping up with the rest during the "losers' run", only to get his nose busted from his "brother" Qwanell. During a difficult dance routine with Laurie Ann, Jonathan realizes that maybe joining this competition wasn't his calling. So during their routine, he tells his fellow members that he will no longer be continuing on with them on their journey.While dancing solo, Julius hears a pop. He is taken to the hospital and told he has a sprained ligament. At eliminations, Donnie questions Diddy's decision on putting him in the "can't dance group", but surprisingly makes the cut. Diddy gets upset when he has to make his cut because he realizes that Laurie Ann didn't follow his orders to have the guys rehearse all weekend instead of just for eight hours the day of the cut. In the end, Diddy cuts a total of five guys: Armando, Dan, Andrae, Eric, and Curtiss. There are 12 guys left.
7 It's almost the finale, and this episode, the guys are being tested on their dancing, singing, and overall performance-- the total package. The boys get a new choreographer named Jamal, and they seem to like him better than Laurie Ann because he actually breaks the dance steps down slowly until each guy gets it. Julius is still frustrated about his leg injury, because there is an upcoming elimination that will include dancing, and he is forced to sit in the dance studio while the other guys learn new choreography. Donnie is also stressed about his dancing because last week Diddy stated that he can't dance at all, but Jamal says it's just in his head; don't let what other people say about white boys get to your head, and he appreciates the support from his new dance coach. He later then receives dance tips from Qwanell and Carlos, which seems to have helped him boost his confidence immensely. We learn Carlos' fiancee is pregnant, but he later receives news that their baby might be born with down syndrome. As the guys get ready for elimination night, Donnie puts on an outfit, asking one of the other guys if this outfit made him look more of a dancer. They go to Spotlight to perform for Diddy, who will be basing tonight's information on dancing, singing, performance, improvement, determination, and their past weeks here in New York. Carlos' group is first to perform, and Diddy quickly stops the dancing performance and asks the group to sing again because he doesn't think Carlos gave his best. They dance again, and he still doesn't look satisfied. Carlos can't balance his personal problems with the competition, even though he says he wants this more than anything. When Julius's group performs their dance routine, Julius is having trouble with the dance because he hasn't practiced nearly enough as his group members, and Diddy again asks his group to redo it. When Donnie performs his choreography with his group, he states that he believes what Diddy said was just a test, because if Diddy thought he couldn't dance at all, why wouldn't he have just cut him right away? He believes Diddy did it to get him to work twice as hard as his band mates, and wants to prove him better than the guys that already left and the guys still here. Diddy seems to like his group's performance, especially Big Mike because he looks like he's enjoying dancing for Diddy. When it is time to individually perform vocally, Carlos and Julius both struggle; Diddy asked Carlos if he even knew the words of the song, and Julius began to fumble more and more as he performed. In the end, only Julius and Carlos were cut. The guys were then told to go home for two months and come back looking like superstars.

Choice of Group (when looking over head shots, in episode 7) Diddy tells each judge to pick their group. This is the result:

Bivins: Robert, Willie, Michael, Donnie

Cox (producer): Robert, Willie, Brian A., Donnie

Slam: Robert, Jeremy, Brian A., Qwanell

Ankh Ra (Vocal coach): Robert, Jeremy, Brian A., Qwanell

Jamal (choreographer): Robert, Willie, Donnie, Qwanell

8 After all the contestants arrive back from their long break at home they are immediately reunited together at the airport with all 10 members. DeAngelo comes back with his braces fully removed, and Mike "Big Mike" comes back with a brand new look and in much better shape. The guys reveal what they did over their break as some reveal they performed, worked on their voices, and took dance classes. The guys meet back up in the same park where they are informed that they will be performing at the Beacon Theater where they will open up for New Edition in front of a sold out crowd. The guys go to meet Ankah to practice their songs and work on their voices and are put into 2 groups. One group is called 5th City and the second group is called Flo. The guys are introduced at the concert by Slam and immediately the show begins. After the performance the groups are rated by the crowd with the crowd cheering the loudest for Flo. The remaining 10 people receive information that they will receive makeovers and be featured in a Sean John photo shoot. After the photo shoot the guys leave to meet Diddy for the final cut. Diddy and his entourage meet in a room to deliberate on people who could possibly make the band and he reveals his feelings towards certain people and his ideas, until he tells the camera man to turn the camera off. At the final meeting place where the guys meet Diddy who has surprisingly arrived before them are told to stand in line against the wall. Diddy begins by calling people out and making them stand in line and sending people back and forth rearranging the group until he calls for music. He tells them to sing. After all the guys sing they are immediately shocked by Diddys walking out of the room without saying anything. The episode comes to a close with a message from Diddy telling everyone he needs help deciding who the group should be. He encouraged all viewers to log onto the MTV website and vote for their favorite finalist, with the results to be revealed on the live finale.
9 On the live finale, the finalists performed a snippet of "If It Isn't Love" and a ballad version of their theme song "I Want You Exclusive". Yung Joc performed and Danity Kane made a special appearance. Dyshon was the first to leave, followed by Brian Harris. Afterwards the band was finally made and Robert, Willie, Qwanell, Brian Andrews, and Mike were called to be in the band. Donnie, who came in first, followed by Willie and Mike in the voting ballots, was offered a solo artist contract on the Bad Boy label by Diddy because he showed such persistence throughout the show.
Diddy's Call-Out
Order Episodes
1&2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 Donnie Donnie Donnie Donnie Donnie Donnie Donnie Donnie
2 DeAngelo DeAngelo DeAngelo DeAngelo DeAngelo DeAngelo DeAngelo DeAngelo
3 Willie Willie Willie Willie Willie Willie Willie Willie
4 Qwanell Qwanell Qwanell Qwanell Qwanell Qwanell Qwanell Qwanell
5 Brian A. Brian A. Brian A. Brian A. Brian A. Brian A. Brian A. Brian A.
6 Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael
7 Robert Robert Robert Robert Robert Robert Robert Robert
8 Jeremy Jeremy Jeremy Jeremy Jeremy Jeremy
9 Brian H. Brian H. Brian H. Brian H. Brian H. Brian H. Brian H. Brian H.
10 Dyshon Dyshon Dyshon Dyshon Dyshon Dyshon Dyshon Dyshon
11 Carlos Carlos Carlos Carlos Carlos Carlos
12 Julius Julius Julius Julius Julius Julius
13 Jonathan Jonathan Jonathan Jonathan Jonathan
14 Alexander Armando Armando Armando Armando
15 Dan Dan Dan Dan Dan
16 Andrae Andrae Andrae
17 Curtiss Curtiss Curtiss
18 Eric Eric Eric
19 Devin Devin
20 Jeremic Jeremic
21 Lewis Lewis Lewis
22 Chris Chris Chris
23 Makio Makio
24 Tyrice Tyrice
25 Maurice Maurice
26 Anzeo Anzeo
     Given Solo Contract with Bad Boy
     Made the Band
     Entered the House

Season two

Diddy announced at the end of the Season 4 live finale that there will be another season of Making The Band that will show the Season 4 winners and Donnie's debut albums along with Danity Kane's second album coming together. He also said that there will be a "Making The Band" tour with Danity Kane, the Season 4 winners and Donnie. Danity Kane and Making The Band 4 Winners will all move into the same house and record their new albums and get to know each other a lot more. This will be Danity Kane's second album and Making The Band 4 Winners' Debut. The new season is scheduled to air on January 28, 2008 according to the official Making the Band 4 MySpace. Leading up to the premiere of season 2, a snippet of a song called "Together" produced by Bryan Michael Cox recently leaked onto the internet. The Making The Band 4 boys have a song out called "Got Me Going" (lead single off their upcoming album). Danity Kane has a confirmed lead single called "Damaged". Fans voted between it and another song, "Pretty Boy". Donnie Klang also has out a song called "Take You There". Both "Damaged" and "Got Me Going" were released to all digital music stores on January 29. The group's official name is Day26.1 On the February 4, 2008 episode of TRL the boys announced Day 26 is the band name due to the fact that August 26, 2007 was the day that they became a band. [2]

Season three

At the live finale of the second season of Making the Band 4, Diddy announced that the subsequent season would feature the shows stars on a U.S. Tour, the Making the Band Tour. On August 12 there was a 1 hour special that aired on MTV called "Making The Band's Greatest Hits." The special was hosted by Aubrey from Danity Kane, Donnie Klang and Robert from Day26, looking back on past events throughout the seasons of Making the Band 3 and 4. "Making The Band 4" came back for a third season, which followed Danity Kane and Day26 on tour, living in a house together, and enjoying life. Instead of "making a band" the shows focus turned into a The Real World type show, focusing on friendships, relationships, and drama in and out of the studio and the industry. The third season premiered on August 19, 2008. The second half of the third season premiered on February 12, 2009.[1] The Making the Band 4 series finale Aired on April 23, 2009.

Episode Information
1 The Notorious LAG - Aired 8/22/08 Danity Kane, Day26, and Donnie hit the rehearsal studio to nail their choreography before heading out on the road. But Day26 is thrown through a loop when former choreographer, Laurie Ann Gibson, makes a big return.
2 I Want My Money Back - Aired 8/29/08 With only 10 days looming before the tour, Diddy isn't pleased at all with what he's seeing at rehearsals.
3 Breakdown - Aired 9/05/08 Just a week before the big tour kicks off, Brian jeopardizes Day26's relationship with choreographer Laurie Anne Gibson.
4 Showtime NYC - Aired 9/12/08 Danity Kane and Day26 struggle mightily at the final rehearsal before their opening concert in New York.
5 Hit The Road - Aired 9/19/08 As the Making the Band tour winds across the country, Qwanell meets Dawn's folks for the first time and Willie causes a multi-girl cat fight.
6 Three-way Split - Aired 9/26/08 With the bands spread out across the country, they're all doing their own thing. But Dawn and Qwanell can't stop thinking about each other, and Q's got something up his sleeve.
7 Sex And The Diddy - Aired 10/03/08 With the tour coming to an end, the Making the Banders are dreading going their separate ways. So the girls of Danity Kane decide to go out with a bang -- by doling out lap dances!
8 Damaged - Aired 10/10/08 With the tour over, the Making the Banders get ready to go their separate ways. But when Aubrey speaks her mind, it looks like she might be saying goodbye for good.
9 Live Finale - Aired 10/17/08 The infamous Diddy and Danity Kane sit-down meeting continues to reveal yet another ground shaking surprise. Later, the cast sits down with Sway to give their reactions live from the MTV Studios in NYC.

Season three, Part 2

Episode Information
10 London Bridges Falling Down - Aired 2/13/09. Diddy's three prodigies are getting a taste of the real world as Danity Kane is still hurting from losing two members while both Day26 and Donnie are feeling the pressure to rise above the fire.
11 Start Spreading The News - Aired 2/20/09. Day26 is back on their home turf and already hitting the studio for their second album while Donnie travels cross country to hit the Vegas stage. The situation doesn't look quite as bright for Danity Kane.
12 How You Gonna Fix It - Aired 2/26/09. Diddy moves Day26 and Donnie into a new crib where they get an unexpected visit from Will's son while Danity Kane finally makes some conclusions about the direction of their group.
13 Everyday Im Hustling - Aired 3/05/09. Challenged by Diddy to sell more albums, Donnie hits the road to build his fan base. Meanwhile, financial problems arise for Qwanell, as contract renegotiations for Day26's second album bring the recording process to a halt.
14 Leader Of The Pack - Aired 3/13/09. Tension continues to rise within Day26 as financial hardship sparks conflict between Will and Qwanell.
15 The Curse - Aired 3/19/09 Back in the recording studio, Day26 becomes divided over the direction of their album, leading to a heated confrontation in front of Diddy.
16 Spiral - Aired 3/27/09 While the mood is getting brighter for Donnie who is keeping busy with modeling and new album possibilities, Day26 takes a turn for the worst. When Que's mom comes into town, the group explodes about his poor attitude.
17 Fight Night - Aired 4/02/09. Tension within Day26 finally overflows as Brian and Qwanell come to blows in the studio, leaving Day26 fractured.
18 Judgement Day - Aired 4/09/09. Day26 vows to go forward with or without Qwanell, leading to a very public fight in the lobby of an office building. Diddy also delivers unexpected news to Dawn and Aundrea.
19 Lows On The High Seas - Aired 4/16/09. Part One, Day26 and Donnie perform on a cruise ship, while Qwanell stays in New York, uncertain of his fate. Meanwhile, Dawn tries to bounce back in the wake of Danity Kane's demise after Aundrea was released from her contract.
20 The Finale Chapter - Aired 4/23/09. Sway hosts the live finale of 'Making The Band' as Day26, Donnie Klang, Diddy, and even the ladies of Danity Kane come together to dish the dirt and perform.

Making His Band

During the Making the Band 4 finale, Diddy said he would be coming out with another reality show looking for another girl group that could "hopefully stay together". He also stated that he was searching for musicians for a Making the Band spinoff titled Making His Band, where he would be searching for guitarists, drummers, backup singers, etc. to form his own personal live band. This new season premiered on July 27, 2009.

On September 2, 2009, this series was placed on hiatus. On September 12, 2009, the show returned and aired the last five episodes on a new Saturday time slot. Reasoning for this included a delay in Diddy's album release date as well as generally low ratings overall for the program.


  1. ^ a b MTV Making the Band 4
  2. ^ Diddy Names New Band DAY26

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