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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.  


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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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    Then what the hell was 'Boys 24'?

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    fandoms_kpop _CLeO 3 days ago

    was thinking the same thing lol

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    Winston _CLeO 3 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    ...WOW. Um..thats just confusing

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    Winston _CLeO 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    Okk. Thx

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