18 July 2002
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is the next celeb in line who's getting into the reality TV game with the help of MTV.
P.Diddy announced that he's teaming with the network for "Making the Band II," which will spotlight the creation of an R&B/hip-hop group under the leadership of Combs. The weekly 30-minute show debuts in the States on October 12 and will run for 10 episodes.
"Besides making music, one of my philosophies is making history," said Combs of his decision to do the show. "I feel every group that I work with is a part of history. I try my best to follow in the footsteps of Berry Gordy and Russell Simmons. Those are my mentors, my heroes. I feel like the baton has been passed to me to be this generation's star maker and that's what I wake up every morning to try to do. That's what I'm going to give the viewers of the world a chance to see."