New Kids on the Block is an animated television series featuring the adventures of the New Kids on the Block. The series lasted a season from 1990–1991 on ABC. The following year, The Disney Channel had the series in reruns.
Though the group appeared in live action clips, the voices of the New Kids were done by other voice actors, due to licensing reasons. "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" was the opening theme, while an instrumental version of "Step by Step" was the closing theme.
The series focuses on the group's misadventures along with their managers, who are based on their real-life manager Maurice Starr.
New Kids on the Block (also initialized as NKOTB) are an American boy band from Boston, Massachusetts, assembled in 1984 by producer Maurice Starr. The band currently consists of brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood.
New Kids on the Block enjoyed success in the late 1980s and early 1990s and have sold 80 million records worldwide. They won two American Music Awards in 1990 for Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo, or Group and Favorite Pop/Rock Album.
After having disbanded in 1994, several attempts were made to get the group back together, all of them unsuccessful. After secretly reuniting in 2007 and recording a new CD, the group released that new album and embarked on a concert tour in 2008. The album, entitled The Block
was released on September 2, 2008. The group was on tour with the Backstreet Boys. The North American concert tour was scheduled to kick off in the summer of 2011. "NKOTB/BSB" performed live together on November 21, 2010 at the American Music Awards on ABC
and again on 2011 New Year's on ABC's Dick Clark/Ryan Seacrest show.