VH1 excusive! Go Behind The Scenes Of The “Remix (I Like The)” Video Shoot With New Kids On The Block

it makes our brains hurt to think that the debut New Kids On The Block record came out almost 27 years ago (!!!), but it’s very gratifying to see DannyDonnieJoeyJon and Jordan still churning out hits after all these years. VH1 was able to score this exclusive footage from the set of their upcoming video for “Remix (I Like The),” the first single off the band’s latest album, 10(due to be released on April 2), which we’d like to exclusively share with you, the Blockheads! Watch it above!
“It’s a little bit of pop, little bit of soul, little bit of rock,” Jordan Knight told us about the new song, which is one of the catchiest tracks the band has EVER released (see the video below). Joey McIntrye went in another direction with his description, in which he referenced the speech from the 1976 film Network that won Peter Finch a posthumous Oscar. “It’s the song after someone says ‘I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore.’ This is their celebration song.”
“Remix (I Like The)” is currently for sale in the iTunes store, and the Blockheads are already counting down the days until 10 comes out. New Kids On The Block will also be going on tour this summer with their boy band compatriots Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees who, contrary to popular opinion, they get along quite well with. “Everybody assumes boy bands all hate each other,” Donnie Wahlberg explained, “but I’m not sure what that’s all about. I’m sure we’re gonna have a little fun. SKULLDUGGERY!”


NKOTB Behind the scenes of 'Remix'

NKOTB Behind the scenes of 'Remix'

Deadline.com: Joey McIntyre join CBS Pilot ‘The McCarthys’

Joey McIntyre & Jessica Chaffin Join CBS Pilot ‘The McCarthys’, CW’s ‘The Selection’ Brings Back Peta Sergeant 
EXCLUSIVE: Actor-singer Joey McIntyre has been cast in CBS/Sony TV single-camera comedy pilot The McCarthys. Also added to the pilot, written by Brian Gallivan, directed by Fred Savage and executive produced by Will Gluck, is Jessica Chaffin, joining previously cast Jacki Weaver, Jake Lacy and Jack McGee. The McCarthys revolves around an Irish-Catholic, sports-crazed Boston clan and the gay son (Lacy) whose greatest sin is not his sexuality but his desire to spend less time with his family. McIntyre will play Gerard McCarthy, the one short guy in the family who is mad about it. Chaffin, repped by CAA and attorney Jeff Endlich, plays his sister Jackie, who swings wildly from overconfidence to insecurity, and is completely unaware that she’s her mother’s (Weaver) least favorite. This marks McIntyre’s first regular series gig since David E. Kelley’s Boston Public. At CBS, he is joining fellow New Kids On The Block bandmate Donnie Wahlberg, who co-stars on Blue Bloods. McIntyre, repped by Domain and KLWGN, will next be seen in Paul Feig’s The Heat with Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.
SOURCE: http://m.deadline.com/2013/02/joey-mcinyre-jessica-chaffin-join-cbs-pilot-the-mccarthys-cws-the-selection-brings-back-peta-sergeant/

Donnie Wahlberg on The Talk 02.22.13

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Spotlight: Donnie Wahlberg @ Premiere of Boston's Finest

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BOSTON GLOBE: Wahlberg discusses new Boston police reality show

Wahlberg credits city officials and the police for making the show work.PASADENA, Calif. — When Donnie Wahlberg met with TV executives about producing a potential reality show set in Boston, he heard a lot of ideas as bad as actually trying to park your car in Harvard Yard.
“Every network I met with was like ‘We want car thieves from Southie.’ ‘We want drunk housewives in Charlestown.’ ‘Let’s make a show called “Chowderheads”,’ ” says Wahlberg with a laugh and a sigh.
Instead, the “Blue Bloods” star and New Kid on the Block sold TNT on the idea of training a spotlight on the Boston Police Department. The eight-episode series “Boston’s Finest” premieres Wednesday at 9 p.m.
“Everyone’s zeroing in on Boston to exploit what they think Boston is about from the outside,” says Wahlberg, chatting in the lobby bar in the midst of a day of press for the show. “But from the inside we know that’s not what Boston is. So, for me, I’m really proud amidst all the buzz swirling around all these different exploitative reality shows in Boston that this one is cutting through and finding the light.”
A. We have access that has never been given to anyone, on the job and off with these officers. I give all the credit really to the powers that be in the city and the officers themselves. They put a lot of trust [in us]. We had to earn it — “Ride with us and we’ll see.” Every day we’d cross a new barrier where they’d trust us a little more and give us a little more access. There’s a lot on the line for the city itself and the officers. Boston’s a tricky political city, not the kind of city where people always want to have a camera in their face.
Q. Were you surprised the police and the city were so accommodating?
A. I think in life, or at least in the business I’m in, I have to believe the impossible is possible. And I typically do. So am I surprised? Looking back at the process, yes, I’m very surprised. But in the moment I was [confident]. Ignorance is bliss. (Laughs.) I thought, I’ve met the mayor enough times, I got enough keys to the city, he’ll let me do this! It’s a miracle he let me do it. Being a Boston boy and someone who takes great pride in the city, I think that certainly went a long way. A big part of my sell [to the city] was that it was with TNT because they weren’t looking for a bunch of cowboy cops. They were looking for real human beings trying to make a difference.
Q. Is every episode structured the same way? Around a single crime?
A. We follow different units. We ride with the gang unit a lot, the fugitive task force, patrolmen, and the SWAT team as well. Different people from those units stepped forward and became the central people that we focused on. We structure it like a regular TV series with an A story and a B story and sometimes a C story. Our pilot, for example, focuses on the gang unit. A suspect shot out at the cops while they were in a foot chase and their whole mission for a few weeks was to find this guy and we follow that story in the show. But we also follow two patrolmen as the C story and the fugitive task force chasing down a guy in Charlestown and how they go about the cat-and-mouse game of finding him, the tactics they use. It’s a lot of waiting around and a lot of really strategic chess playing, but when you see it come together it’s pretty awesome. Then the second episode we’re building it around no crime per se. It follows the gang unit and there’s a shooting that occurs with one of the kids in the neighborhood that they are trying to keep on the straight and narrow and, true story, he ends up getting killed and they spend the next two weeks trying to keep a gang war from erupting. It’s very emotional. And these two gang unit officers grew up in the same neighborhood where the shooting takes place and were both an inch away from being gang members themselves.
Q. Do you already have the green light from the police department for a season two if TNT wants it?
A. Yes, it’s the type of thing, in success, we would love to do again in Boston and potentially something we could explore in other cities as well. But for me, it’s all about Boston. Nothing would make me prouder than to see this show do well and see these officers shone in a light that I think is rarely shined on them.
Q. Did you do any ride-alongs?
A. Not too much. It’s enough pressure on the officers to have the cameras and crew and sound guys chasing them around, but to have me in the car? I think it would be a little much. I went by different stations and got to know a lot of the officers. One guy got arrested by the fugitive task force and he was like “What are all these cameras?” And they said, “They’re doing a reality show for Donnie Wahlberg.” And he said in his Boston accent “[expletive] Donnie Wahlberg!” And the producer said, “OK, but will you sign a release?” And he said, “Sure!” (Laughs.)

source: http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/television/2013/02/21/longtime-cop-donnie-wahlberg-celebrates-genuine-article/gZHBpK6zRZ6nVmSvYolVGP/story.html 

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Day 13

Feeling good. Definitely feeling a lot better than I thought I would be at this point. Especially after that nightmarish first night. Who was that wuss?! :)
This week feels like I am moving up the learning curve. Figuring out how to run- where/how to place my foot each step. I am focusing on landing on the ball, but actually visualizing me coming off the ground as opposed to landing on it- staying light and “springy”. At first it seemed like I was on my toes, but that’s because I was used to using my whole foot, landing on the heel first. Now I am not really even touching my heal. Sooo much less stress on the bones and body.
I did some running drills this week working with pace and tempo and learning how to notice how my body works. Today I ran 7 miles- last 3.5 had to be faster than the first. To my dismay (at first) it was the same, but the first 3.5 is a net downhill, so going back is harder uphill and that figured in makes my last 3.5 faster. Right? :)
Nothing too heavy this weekend, but then Monday I am running 15 miles. My longest run ever.
Wow. This is fun. At the beginning, I thought I didn’t have time. Now it seems the more I do, the more I have time for…or maybe I just focus on everything I do, so I can make the most of it, and so it just feels like I am doing more.
Stay tuned for some kind of emotional crash in the next couple months, but for now I “run happy”.

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Day 8

I believe the the runner lingo is “PR 6 minutes” meaning I bested my fastest time by 6 minutes (6 minutes 11 seconds but who’s counting) today in the Pasadena Run rock n roll half marathon.
I feel good. I felt like I could go more after walking past the finish line for about 30 seconds. But there will be time for going farther. Today we set a good consistent pace and stuck to it. I’m learning so much about how to run, so I can preserve myself, have less stress on my bones and finish strong.
Looking forward to the rest day tomorrow, but looking forward even more to getting deeper into this journey.

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Day 6

Hangin’ tough! “LB”, my trainer, is mixing it up for me. Hills one day, cross training the next- elliptical, and today an easy 4 mile run with 4 x30 second speed bursts- not easy.
My right knee is ok, but when I’m in bed at night there is a dull pain- I have two positions that are comfy, after that I wake up. But nothing too heavy.
Tomorrow is pretty chill because Sunday I am doing the Pasadena Run Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon! I did it last year- it was my first. So beautiful over there. I’m excited to be back in the race environment and feed off the energy. I’ll be running with LB so she can see how I run. I don’t think I’m gonna try to go “all out”. This is a race but its all prep for Boston!
I’ll let ya know how it goes on Sunday. Thank you for all your support and feedback- cool to get different takes on it all.

Joey McIntyre Interview: Backstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards with Q107.5 FM

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KIIS 102.7 FM: Interview with Joey McIntyre at Grammy's Backstage (VIDEO)

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Joey McIntyre interview with "Dave and Jimmy" Show (AUDIO)

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Day 3

Last night I was up in the middle of the night beating myself up, because I was sure this day 3 blog was gonna be one word: Done.
I am not being dramatic- although it felt very dramatic. I woke up from a nightmare: I was getting into a little private jet with four people and one of them said to me, “I thought you said you know how to fly this thing.” They were dead serious. It was not funny. And so I wake up from that dream making the clear connection that it was all from my fear surrounding the marathon. “What are you doing??!” “Its irresponsible. You don’t have the time. You’re too busy. You’re sabotaging all the other more important things in your life.” I was actually perspiring a little. All while my second son Rhys is finally out of the crib and in his own bed- therefore when he wakes up he comes in our room and I take him back in and put him back to bed- which is divine cuz he is an absolute angel. But this adds to my being up in the middle of the night… thinking.
But man, somehow, I woke up, and while not forgetting my dream and not completely letting go of my fears, I followed my trainers guidelines. I had the right breakfast- the diet for this thing is really good actually.
Before I left, I tried to help get the kids ready for school, kiss them goodbye, and then I was off for a 12 mile run.
My immediate obstacles right now are my right meniscus- which flares up almost immediately- and my lower back- a dull pain that lingers throughout the run. But the knee actually loosens up as I run more and on this particular run, I realized that if I straighten my posture I take the pressure off my back. Huge difference!!
I ended up doing closer to 13 miles. And it went really well. And then got to have 20 oz. of chocolate milk! (Apparently it helps the healing process after the run…SWEET!)
So I’m back on track!! Hopefully no crazy dreams tonight.
And rest day tomorrow!

Watch 90210's episode with Joey McIntyre as guest

Entertainment Weekly: Joey McIntyre talks '90210' role, possible NKOTB reunion on 'Blue Bloods'

Joey McIntyre talks '90210' role, possible NKOTB reunion on 'Blue Bloods'
by Lanford Beard
Image Credit: Scott Humbert/The CW
Joey McIntyre has portrayed an inner city English teacher on Boston Public, a police officer onPsych, and a shady gunshot victim on CSI: NY, but for his guest role on tonight’s 90210, the New Kids on the Block triple threat has chosen a role that hits a little closer to home. He plays Rand Gunn, a music manager called in to help Dixon (Tristan Wilds). “He’s kind of a guy that comes in to save the day,” says McIntyre.

But this is 90210, so naturally things don’t go entirely to plan. “There’s a real reveal toward the end of the episode with one of the main characters that kind of scares him away,” teases McIntyre. But, he hadds, “Who knows? I might get called back to save the day again.” If nothing else, he’s made a friend on set in Wilds, who got his break on The Wire. “We were talking about how young he was on that show,” McIntyre recalls. “I was very famous as a teenager and going through a lot at that age, too, so we kind of [connected] on that.”
Having been in the music biz for nearly 30 years, McIntyre had plenty of inspirations to shape his performance. One in particular: New Kids’ manager Jared Paul. “He’s a young guy, he’s really smart,” says McIntyre. “He’s got a lot of analogies and, like, puns that he uses. I tried to work in a couple of puns… and used his energy a little bit.”
Looking forward, McIntyre has eyes on another role — guest starring with NKOTB bandmate Donnie Wahlberg on his CBS drama Blue Bloods. Before the show starts filming again, McIntyre and Wahlberg will tour alongside 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men in this summer’s The Package Tour. McIntyre admits he hasn’t wasted a minute talking up his first on-screen collabo with Wahlberg. “He’s actually going to be flying back and forth [from the tour] toward the beginning of next season,” he says. “I wrote him an e-mail recently — I was just busting his chops — saying, ‘It’s going to be tough for us flying back and forth when I’m the first guest star.’ He’s, like, ‘I’m going to get on it right now!’”
SOURCE: http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/02/11/joey-mcintyre-90210-realness/ 

104.3 MYFM: Interview with Joey McIntyre Backstage At The GRAMMYs (VIDEO)

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BLoGston Marathon: Day 1
So I have decided to train for the Boston Marathon. Notice I saidtrain for the Boston Marathon, cuz I ain’t running it until I’m in Hopkington on April 15th this year. Lots of things can happen from now til then, so I’m gonna try to take it one day at a time. I have done a couple half marathons but nothing over 13 miles. I am thrilled to say I do have a trainer. Her name is Lizzie and she went to college with my wife and she is amazing. Every time I doubt myself, I get an email or a text from her with all this really interesting info on how to do this whole thing right, and that gives me a little more faith in the process. Lizzie just ran a 50 mile race. 50!!! So she knows what she is talking about! And I keep talking to God- keep asking him if I’m crazy trying to fit this into my schedule in this hectic but blessed time in my life… No lightning bolts yet, so I’m gonna keep on runnin’. And if you don’t mind, I’ll keep you posted. Cuz I think I can do this without you, but I’d rather not. -
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Joey's BLoGston Marathon: Day 1

BLoGston Marathon: Day 1

So I have decided to train for the Boston Marathon. Notice I said train for the Boston Marathon, cuz I ain’t running it until I’m in Hopkington on April 15th this year. Lots of things can happen from now til then, so I’m gonna try to take it one day at a time. I have done a couple half marathons but nothing over 13 miles. I am thrilled to say I do have a trainer. Her name is Lizzie and she went to college with my wife and she is amazing. Every time I doubt myself, I get an email or a text from her with all this really interesting info on how to do this whole thing right, and that gives me a little more faith in the process. Lizzie just ran a 50 mile race. 50!!! So she knows what she is talking about! And I keep talking to God- keep asking him if I’m crazy trying to fit this into my schedule in this hectic but blessed time in my life… No lightning bolts yet, so I’m gonna keep on runnin’. And if you don’t mind, I’ll keep you posted. Cuz I think I can do this without you, but I’d rather not. -jm

Remix (I Like The) (Official Lyric Video)

Channel Guide Magazine: Donnie Wahlberg salutes his hometown police force in new unscripted offering

Boston’s Finest on TNT — Donnie Wahlberg salutes his hometown police force in new unscripted offering
Donnie Walhberg knows a thing or two about playing a cop on TV and in the movies, having embodied more than a dozen lawmen since he parlayed his New Kids on the Block fame into a successful acting career in the mid ’90s. But when Wahlberg, who currently stars as Detective Danny Reagan in the hit CBS cop drama Blue Bloods, decided to produce a law enforcement show of his own, he knew exactly whom he wanted for his stars — the real men and women of Boston’s police force. The result is TNT’s new unscripted series, Boston’s Finest, which premieres Feb 27.
“It’s my hometown,” Wahlberg says. “And the Boston Police Department works in a way that’s very different from most police departments. They’re very much about preventative law enforcement as opposed to responsive law enforcement, so they work really hard at keeping things from happening in the first place, as opposed to reacting when they do happen.”
Wahlberg credits his work on Blue Bloods for giving him a new level of respect for and understanding of folks entrusted with the safety of the very neighborhoods in which they grew up. And it’s that personal side of the patrolmen that he wants to convey over the door-busting and head-bashing of other police-related reality shows. “If you know how passionate a police officer is and what his upbringing is and why he’s so motivated to do the job he does, you can see him in a lot less dangerous a situation and still care that much more for him,” Wahlberg says. “It’s not just some guy in a blue uniform who’s supposed to be a superhero — he’s a human being with a family and vulnerabilities and responsibilities. You can actually heighten the drama by knowing more about the person.”
Wahlberg cites an episode featuring a member of Boston’s gang unit. “He’s talking to gangbangers on the most dangerous streets in Boston — and all the while there’s a huge amount of tension because a gangbanger was killed and now there’s a war ready to break out. We get to know more about him and how he came very close to being in one of these gangs himself, but now he’s working the other side of it. And when the funeral of the gangbanger passes by at the end and there hasn’t been any violence erupting, you see just how much it means to this police officer and how determined he is to keep these kids from taking each other’s lives. It’s really, really powerful.”
As powerful as Wahlberg’s drive to do the best job possible showcasing the force and the metropolis that entrusted him to tell its stories.
“To take on a job like this and a challenge like this, there has to be a tremendous amount of respect for the city and for the police department and the way things work there,” he explains. “Sort of ‘honoring the code,’ I guess you could say. For me that’s the No. 1 priority — to honor what the city needs from me and what the police department needs from me and not honor the TV show first.
“My success is only true success if I honor the mandates set forth by the city,” Wahlberg surmises. “If I don’t do that and the show has huge ratings, then I’ve only done a service to myself. And I can’t do that. I’m a Boston boy! I want to make the city proud!”
Boston’s Finest premieres Wednesday, Feb. 27 on TNT

SOURCE: http://www.channelguidemagblog.com/index.php/2013/02/08/bostons-finest-on-tnt/

MTV: New Kids On The Block 'Returned To Our Roots' For New Album

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10 drops on April 2, ahead of the group's Package Tour with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men.
Step by step, the New Kids on the Block are inching closer to the release of their brand-new studio album, 10.
Fans have already gotten a taste of what the April 2 release will sound like, thanks to its lead throwback single, "Remix (I Like the)." And while it's not completely indicative of 10's groove from beginning to end, it certainly does give the right idea of what the guys have in mind.
"Sonically, ['Remix' is] sort of out there; it's more a fun song," Donnie Wahlberg told MTV News. "It's a little more retro [and] it kicks the doors open. We haven't put an album out in five years, so we wanted to come back with something that had a lot of energy and spirit and while it is sort of a unique sound to the album, what's not unique about it and what's consistent throughout the whole album is our passion and commitment to the song."

New Kids On The Block Tease Upcoming Package Tour

That means fans of the group's ear-catching harmonies just might fall in love with 10. "We really, really worked hard, every guy in the group vocally, and sort of returned to our roots," Wahlberg continued. "We're spilling our guts with our singing. We really went back to our vocal roots. Everybody sang and everybody's a part of it. It's more of a traditional vocal group record."
On Wednesday, the guys dropped the 11-song track list for the release. In addition to giving fans all new music in the coming months, NKOTB are also prepping to hit the road this summer on the Package Tour, which includes tourmates 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men.
But on this tour, don't expect too much band crossover like when the guys toured with the Backstreet Boys.
"Boyz II Men have not done an arena tour," Wahlberg said. "98 Degrees is doing their first show together in 12 years, so it's a big deal. We're doing our first tour with just us [without Backstreet Boys] in three years, so we are going to put on our show, and they are going to put on theirs."
The full tracklist for NKOTB's 10 standard issue is:
»"We Own Tonight"
»"Remix (I Like The)"
»"Take My Breath Away"
»"Wasted On You"
»"Fighting Gravity"
»"Miss You More"
»"The Whisper"
»"Jealous (Blue)"
»"Back To Life"
»"Now Or Never Survive You"

SOURCE: http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1701559/new-kids-on-the-block-new-album-roots.jhtml?xrs=share_twitter

KISS 108 FM: Interview with Jordan Knight 02.07.13 (PODCAST)

Jordan Knight stopped by the Matty Show this morning to talk about his Dancing For Hope Event and his new tour with Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees.

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Anderson Live: A New Kids Surprise for Rashida

A New Kids Surprise for RashidaRashida Jones said she was obsessed with New Kids on the Block when she was growing up, and was surprised by a video message from Joey McIntyre!

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Boston.com: Jordan Knight gets ready to hit the road

Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning

Jordan Knight (right) trains for the NKOTB tour with Mike Boyle.

Step by Step” is still easy enough to sing, but, at 42, Jordan Knight doesn’t find the song quite so simple to dance to. So as he and his New Kids on the Block bandmates Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood, and Jonathan Knight prepare to hit the road for another tour, Knight’s getting back in shape. Or trying to. Tuesday, the singer was in Woburn sweating with trainer Mike Boyle, a former longtime strength and conditioning coach at Boston University who now operates three fitness clubs. “When you look at what these guys are asked to do, it’s similar to an athlete,” Boyle told us
afterward. “My area of expertise isn’t dance or performance, but what I do is applicable in terms of warming up and stretching.” NKOTB announced last week a plan to tour with fellow boy bands 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men. In addition to helping train Knight, Boyle has a business relationship with him, making sure the singer is doing “The Right Stuff” at FitWorld, a gym Knight owns in Cranston, R.I. But a member of NKOTB isn’t the first celebrity to consult with Boyle, whose clubs are in Woburn, North Andover, and Haverhill. A few years ago, he helped Jennifer Garner get taut and toned for the Peter Berg action flick “The Kingdom,” and he worked with country singer Jo Dee Messina. “I had an epiphany after watching her perform,” Boyle told us. “I was, like, ‘Wow, this really is like an athletic event.’ ”

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CTV Canada: Joey McIntyre plays first victim on ‘Motive’

New Kids on the Block’s Joey McIntyre plays first victim on ‘Motive’

New Kids on the Block’s Joey McIntyre plays first victim on ‘Motive’
by: Sheri Block
 When “Motive” kicks off Sunday night following the Super Bowl on CTV, a beloved ‘80s teen heartthrob will be playing the first victim.
New Kids on the Block’s own Joey McIntyre portrays a karaoke-singing high school teacher who gets killed by one of his students, a serial thief known as “The Creeper.”
“I wasn’t personally a teenage girl so I didn’t really like the New Kids on the Block all that much but he was amazing,” says executive producer Rob Merilees with a laugh.
“He is playing a school teacher who would rap to his kids and make science interesting through making up these little songs.”
McIntyre does get a chance to show off his vocal chops during the episode, but sorry New Kids fans, it won’t be with a rendition of “Step by Step.”
“He didn’t like our lyrics (to the song) at all – he was like, ‘How am I supposed to sing all this science?’ So he just re-wrote it and wrote this amazing little pop tune to the tune of ‘Hit Me with your Best Shot,’” says Merilees.
Through a series of flashbacks, we get to see what drove the student to kill his teacher as detectives Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira) try to piece together the clues themselves.
According to executive producer and show-runner James Thorpe, the first episode of “Motive,” titled “Creeping Tom,” gives viewers a good taste of what’s to come in the new crime series.
“I think it’s a great introduction. It shows average people in extraordinary situations driven to the point of murder and how their lives begin to disintegrate,” says Thorpe.
This isn’t the first time McIntyre has tried his hand at acting. The youngest member of the boy band, now 40, had a regular role on “Boston Public,” appeared in such shows as “CSI: NY” and “Dancing With the Stars,” and has done stints on Broadway.
McIntyre is also set to join NKOTB’s upcoming summer tour with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men.
Here’s hoping “Step by Step” will be included on that setlist.
“Motive” premieres Sunday, Feb. 3 following the Super Bowl on CTV. Full episodes will also be available online at CTV.ca.