Epic, Menudo get real

MTV to host search for new band

Epic Records and Menudo Entertainment will join forces to re-launch the all-male band and MTV and Reveille will co-produce 10 half-hour episodes highlighting the extensive search for the next members of Menudo and the formation of the new band, which will be co-managed by Johnny Wright.

Reality television producer Ben Silverman has been shopping the concept for more than year with the goal of bringing some young blood back to the bilingual band, which was first formed in 1977.

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