O-Town was an American boy band formed from the first season of the MTV-produced reality television series Making The Band in 2000. The members of the band were Jacob Underwood, Ashley Parker Angel, Erik-Michael Estrada, Trevor Penick, and Dan Miller. After releasing two albums near the end of the boy band fad of the late 1990's and early 2000s, the group disbanded in 2003. Some of their songs remain popular as cover tunes by other groups. The group was managed by Lou Pearlman during their first album and later managed by Mike Morin and Mike Cronin for their second.
O-Town were assembled for the first season of the ABC reality television series Making the Band.A man named Ikaika Kahoano was originally one of the five members, but then backed out, making way for Dan Miller. The ratings of Making the Band were strong enough to warrant a second (and eventually third and fourth) seasons, which made O-Town the first cast of a reality TV show to remain the same on a second and third seasons. These subsequent seasons depicted their development as a pop group, following tours, performances, etc. Such events included the development of their second CD, O2, their transition to a new record label (Clive Davis' J Records), and an ongoing struggle to "prove themselves" as legitimate artists. The third season of Making the Band was broadcasted on MTV, instead of the original network, ABC.