Making The Band was a popular show that premiered on ABC in 2000. After the first season, it was picked up by MTV for the duration of the show. The first 3 seasons of Making The Band, better known as Making The Band 1, had Lou Pearlman put together a group. He is most known for putting groups like the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC together. After a nationwide search and weeks of auditioning, the contestants got narrowed down to 5 guys. They became a group called O-Town. Season 2 and 3 followed the group as they recorded an album and went on tour.