6 Fictional TV Bands That Became Fantastic IRL Musical Groups
We’ve seen some top-notch bands come out of TV shows and movies throughout the years — Pink Slip from Freaky Friday, Boyz in Motion from That’s So Raven and Hep Alien from Gilmore Girls, to name a few. Not gonna lie, we were V bummed to learn that those awesome groups were solely made for the screen — they were AWESOME! In select circumstances, however, the fictional act’s success is enough to transition to real life, giving fans a new group to obsess over outside of the small-screen universe.
From the 1960s to modern day, fake bands becoming actual groups is nothing new… which is great, because a lot of us still have our fingers crossed that Prota Zoa and his band Microbe from the Disney Channel Original Movie, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century could make an IRL comeback. (Don’t worry, we’re not holding our breath).
Big Time Rush
Figuring out which came first — BTR the show, or BTR the band — is kind of like asking about the chicken or the egg. In 2009, Big Time Rush the television series premiered on Nickelodeon and a couple months later the on-screen group released IRL music.
The band was signed to Nick Records and then Columbia Records, went on five concert tours, and released three albums before going on hiatus in 2014.