In the late ’90s, boybands reigned supreme over TRL. *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, O-Town… the list goes on. MTV cashed in on the trend, forming their own fictional, Monkees-style boyband to parody the various New Kids On The Block knock-offs. The band, called 2Ge+her, was featured in a television movie and a spin-off series between 1999 and 2001.
The men who starred in the films and television series have long been gunning for a reunion, and TMZ reports that MTV has finally signed off on a special.
Evan Farmer played Jerry O’Keefe (the heartthrob). Noah Bastian, a Lance Bass lookalike, played Chad Linus (the shy one). Kevin Farley played Doug Linus (the older brother) and Alex Solowitze played Mickey Parke (the bad boy). Of course, we would be remiss not to mention Jason “Q.T.” McKnight — the cute one, naturally — who was played by Michael Cuccione. Cuccione passed away in 2001 at age 16 when he was unable to fight of pneumonia due to complications resulting from Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Here’s the deal with the reunion — the four living members of the group have gotten permission to film a TV movie, package it, and sell it to MTV to air. Word is they’re trying to film it in Vegas or LA and that a portion of proceeds will go to The Michael Cuccione Foundation for Cancer Research.
Would you watch?