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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

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In Movies & TV Commentary

The TV Guide Network hope fans will fall in love again with "Rock this Boat: New Kids on the Block" this fall.

Fans take TV cruise with the New Kids


Most people outgrow teenage crushes. But, for a few, the affection endures forever.

The creative team at TV Guide Network hopes the fans will return to the small screen to fall in love again with a new fall show, "Rock this Boat: New Kids on the Block."

Fueled by free-spirited fun and fandom on the high seas with one of the most wildly popular and best-selling boy bands of all time, the show is an eight-episode reality series that starts at New York Pier 90.

A trailer is available on Facebook.

The show, "will follow die-hard fans of the band — also known as 'blockheads' — and their personal journeys on-board a five-day cruise as they live out their boy band fantasies. For the first time ever, cameras will take viewers behind-the-scenes of New Kids on the Block cruise as nearly 3,000 sea voyagers take a vacation of a lifetime," TVGN reported in a release.

Multiple groups of fans will be featured in production, including a pair of Seattle-based sisters with a room back home devoted to their NKOTB memorabilia and who vow to do anything to get close to the band while on the cruise; an over the top Ohio mother leaving her husband and kids behind for some wild fun in the sun; an excited bride-to-be boarding the cruise with both her fiancé and bridesmaids in tow with the hopes of having her dream wedding officiated by Donnie Wahlberg; and a group of kilt-wearing Scotsmen who are looking forward to setting sail with a boat full of women.

These fans get ready to relive their glory days with the singers on a route from New York to Bermuda. A 50-member production crew will film all of the antics and memories on board.

Believe it or not, the boy group is one of the best-selling bands in music history, selling more than 80 million albums worldwide.

RUN O.J., RUN: Fox News will present a one-hour special "Greta Investigates: O.J. Simpson," hosted by Greta Van Susteren at 6 p.m. on Friday.

On the heels of the 20th anniversary of the double homicide of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, Van Susteren reviews and gives new insight into her exclusive 2004 Fox News interview with O.J. Simpson.

Van Susteren, a native of Appleton, will be joined by key players in the arrest and subsequent trial of Simpson, including Tom Lange, then the lead detective on the case for the Los Angeles Police Department, FNC contributor Dr. Michael Baden, who led the forensic analysis for the defense, and attorney John Q. Kelly, who won the $33.5 million judgment against Simpson in the wrongful death civil trial. The special will also feature an interview with Linda Deutsch, a veteran Associated Press reporter who covered the case.

THE KINGPIN: On Tuesday, Marvel and Netflix announced that Vincent D'Onofrio has joined the cast of "Marvel's Daredevil." The superhero-based show will have D'Onofrio playing Wilson Fisk, a businessman who had a major run-in with the blind lawyer Matt Murdock, and his alter ego Daredevil.

"We're incredibly proud to have an actor with the gravitas and versatility of Vincent joining 'Marvel's Daredevil' in such an integral role," said Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television. "Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero."

The all-new 13-episode series will air on Netflix in 2015.

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