Lance Bass, Fiance Michael Turchin to Get Married on TV: Will *NSYNC Perform at the Wedding?
According to reports online, E! will become the first ever American network to broadcast a same-sex wedding when a former *NSYNC member takes a walk down the aisle.
On Feb. 5, gay icon-turned-Sirius XM personality Lance Bass will wed former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Michael Turchin, making TV history when their marriage ceremony is broadcasted during a 90-minute E! special.
Titled "Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding," according to the network, this televised broadcast will be the first celebrity marriage between two men on American television.
"I literally called Michael last night and said, 'Babe, we have to plan something. I'm tired of telling everyone we haven't done anything yet!'" Bass, the 35-year-old former boybander who rose to fame in late 90s as a member of *NSYNC, told People in June.
In a press statement, the synopsis for the show was released.
"With exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the couple's very special and emotional road to the altar, E! will share the couple's unique story with viewers the world over, beginning with the chance meeting that started it all," the statement says. "As with every love story, Lance and Michael had to overcome the typical obstacles of any relationship, the most difficult being that at the time they found each other, same-sex marriage in California was not legal. That is no longer the case. LANCE LOVES MICHAEL: THE LANCE BASS WEDDING airs February, 5 at 8:00pm only on E!"
The statement also noted that there will be lots of surprises within the broadcast.
"The special will reveal, in their own words and those of close friends, how Lance and Michael met, fell in love, and found themselves in the midst of a not-so-perfect proposal," the statement continues. "Cameras will be on hand throughout the planning stages of the wedding, capturing all of the drama, fun and excitement that go into building one couple's perfect day ... When the big day finally arrives, cameras will be everywhere as both grooms prepare to exchange rings and vows. Family members and friends will be interviewed, footage of the actual ceremony will be featured, and the reception to end all receptions will carry on into the wee hours, no doubt."
For those looking for a bit of nostalgia, Bass invited his *NSYNC bandmates, including the group's breakout star Justin Timberlake. Bass said, however, there won't be a reunion like the minute-long get-together for Timberlake's performance at 2013 MTV Video Music Award.
"I doubt we'll be performing 'Bye Bye Bye,'" Bass said. "I think it's a little cheesy if I sing at all at my wedding."
Bass, who was last seen in "Such Good People," the 2014 screwball comedy starring Michael Urie and Randy Harrison, also noted that Lisa Vanderpump, Jamie Lynn Sigler and JoAnna Garcia Swisher have also been invited to the nuptials planned by Sharon Sacks.
Prior to dating his fiancé for three years, Mississippi-born Bass came out as a proud gay man in 2006 on an iconic cover of People in 2006, landing on the year-end "Out100" several times since then. Up until that point, Bass dated women exclusively, like Danielle Fishel of "Boy Meets World" fame.