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SM and YG confirm whether or not they will send trainees for the male version of 'Produce 101'

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Will we see trainees from SM Entertainment and YG Entertainment for the male version of 'Produce 101'


On November 28, representatives from SM and YG announced that they would not be releasing their trainees for Mnet's 'Produce 101' that would feature male idol trainees. The decision seems to stem from the fact that the companies believe that there is little to be gained from the competitive show since the companies do a great job in making stars without outside help.  


SEE ALSO: Watch the students from Mnet's girl group training program 'Idol School' perform "Cause You're Pretty"


One insider from the industry commented, "SM and YG's not attending was expected, but JYP Entertainment who enjoyed success with Jeon So Mi is still debating about their attendance." He added, "There is some doubt about the success of the male version compared to the female version of the show. The first season was very successful, but I hear that it's not easy to gather 101 male trainees." 


It is also reported that the male version of 'Produce 101' is still in the planning stages. During the month of December, Mnet and different agencies will be negotiating the cast, and the earliest filming will begin in January. The first episode is expected to air around February or March of next year. 

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    _CLeO Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    I think YG could send some of their male trainees, and if those trainees make it in to the top, he can just debut them under YG's sub-unit label 'The Black Label', coz apparently they're debuting a new boy group next year under that label.

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    r_c137 Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    I'm much more interested in girl groups than boy groups (since I'm a guy). To me, boy groups fit into just a few concepts. And within those concepts, all the boy groups seem pretty much the same and use similar dance moves. So, I don't think I'd be as interested in seeing a male version of Produce 101. I might check out the first couple of episodes but I think that'll do it for me.

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    _CLeO Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Then what the hell was 'Boys 24'?

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    fandoms_kpop _CLeO Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    was thinking the same thing lol

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    Winston _CLeO Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Boys24 is different because the contestants did not have any agency affliaition so the group formed by Boys24 will eventually be PERM, unlike Produce 101 which is for 1 year only, just that Boys24 wont be a 24 member group as the final member count will only be 7 i think.

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    _CLeO Winston Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    ...WOW. Um..thats just confusing

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    Winston _CLeO Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Boys24 ended with 24 members but the 24 members will "tour" ard for 1 year in various teams. and Mnet will base on the popularity and maybe sales of the teams and evalulate again after 1 year, and kick off some members out of the 24 again, to form the final perm team. they started with 48, the show ended with 24, but the final group number is not yet determined. it could be 12 or 7 etc.

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    _CLeO Winston Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Okk. Thx

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    wonderboy47 Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Well they just don't want to risk getting embarassed if their trainees don't make it far or don't win. JYP is smart in the way that they want the trainee to gain any experience and exposure and know that they will get the credit at the end of the day. Mnet will probably do a lot to have JYP participate again because of the effect Somi had on the first season.

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    Winston wonderboy47 Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    I dun think they are worried about the trainees dun make it far, if you look at Produce 101, those from major agencies all do very well, because the trainees are more experienced and also the training system in major agencies tend to be better. the big name agencies like Cube, Pledis, JYP, Jellyfish, MBK, Starship all made it to the top 20 at least.

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    wonderboy47 Winston Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    True which is why I said don't make it far enough or simply don't win. SM and YG would be very salty if they lost #1 to a JYP trainee. I also think that JYPE has the most well rounded training system so they probably would actually beat them.

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    Winston wonderboy47 Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    actually for boy group, JYP's style is very acrobatic, like 2PM, they somersault and do all sorts of things in their cherography and made human pyramid in Heartbeat, and GOT7 also. while YG's style is more freestyle, they dun like the idea of memorising dance and having to time and look in sync all the time. SM's style is the "clean cut" synchronized style with fancy dance moves and perfect timing of each member, like a robot if i may. so the dance styles of the 3 agencies are all different. it would be hard to determine who will beat who, since we dunno what is the "tests" and judging critieria in the new season.

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    _CLeO wonderboy47 Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Lol, I get what you mean, it'll be super embarassing for YG lol

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    wonderboy47 Winston Thursday, December 1, 2016

    In terms of training JYPE has the best system. Which is why there is a long long list of celebrities who auditioned for JYPE before ending up at another agency and debuting. SM and YG probably do well with training but it's clear that most people love the system of JYP. JYP just doesn't always make the right choices when it comes to who they should keep and who to drop.

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    Asucchan91 Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Well... SM just debuted a male group (NCT) and YG doesn't have a lot of male trainee rn (I believe that only One and Bang Yedam from K-POP Star Season 1 are left as male trainees under YG) so it's obvious that they will not join the male version of Produce 101.

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    Jisoochicken16 Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    Ofc not  considering what happened with WIN and SM already doing there own stuff

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    ephiasus07 Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    YG doesnt need Produce 101 since his way of survival shows are much more harsh and merciless.. YG is evil.. lol

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    Squattingpanda Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    i feel like jyp is fine without this boys 101? and tbh i dont even think he needed to send somi. all the big 3 companies are pretty much set, and they have a lot on their hands rn. i mean, most of the popularity somi had was from Sixteen and it kinda carried over to 101 cuz they knew her. so i doubt it'd be the same success with trainees from jyp or others. maybe its better off to just debut their trainees later on? also, with the issues after produce 101 with directors and producers and all that, idk if they want to deal with all that again. but then again, it could be more interesting....but i feel like hes gonna end up saying no.

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    whatever101 Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    of course not. SM is too busy debuting all their trainees under NCT and YG is still recovering from the WHO IS NEXT tv show disaster

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    yoonaangel Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    For me SM and YG don't need to participate in this program, since the company's production is solidly constructed.

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