The Backstreet Boys are making a comeback in the music industry and are currently recording their ninth studio album, which is slated to be a pop and R&B creation. The band is now set to perform some of their greatest hits on NBC’s Undateable as well as doing a scripted performance of “The Backstreet Boys Walk Into a Bar” on the episode.
Reportedly, the reunited group will perform “Larger Than Life,” “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” and “Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely” on the episode. Segments of “I Want It That Way” will be incorporated into the scripted Backstreet Boys skit on the episode. In an interview with Billboard, singer Howie Dorough talked about a potential tour with the Spice Girls, the process behind their new album and their ties with Undateable.
“We’re definitely doing our classics - we’re basically the soundtrack to the full episode,” Dorough said to Billboard. “We’re all fans of the show. Each of us in different ways has a connection. A.J. McLean’s brother-in-law is a stand-in, and he knows actor Chris D’Elia. I have a friend whose producing partner is Phil Lewis, the director, and I’ve met him over the past few years."
To add to their reappearance in 2015, The Backstreet Boys had a reported feud with Drake over his song “Hotline Bling,” because the band believes that it is too similar to their hit of yesteryear “The Call.” While both songs deal with telephone miscommunications in love, it likely would have gone unnoticed if The Backstreet Boys hadn’t said anything.