NBC (Mon., Aug. 27, 8:30 P.M. ET)
No, it’s not the New Kids on the Block, but an incredible simulation. This made-for-TV quintet, Chris Wolf, Eddie Garcia, Damon Sharpe, Patrick Dancy and Bobby Leslie, mounts an all-out assault on your daughters with this comedy/music series and a debut dance album out next week. Voilà! Instant teen heartthrobs. The Monkees of the ’90s.
The idea of the show is that the guys have pirated NBC’s signal and are broadcasting their own manic mix of comedy skits, clubhouse joshing and music videos. With fresh-faced vigor, the boys are able to outrun some, but by no means all, of their desperately weak material.
The series premieres on Saturday, Sept. 8 at 11:30 A.M., an hour after the New Kids on the Block cartoon show debuts on ABC.