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JYP, SM, and YG Entertainment will not be sending any trainees to 'Produce 101' season 2

By KpopJoA   Tuesday, January 17, 2017   96,404   13,425   59



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It appears no trainees from the 3 major agencies, JYP, SM, and YG will be present in the male component of Mnet's 'Produce 101.'

According to a representative on January 17, JYP had sent a trainee on last year's show of 'Produce 101', however, things will change this year as they have no plans to participate in the second season.

With the first season coming to a close, the producers began working on the male edition for the second season and revealed the launch last October.  

But there seems to be some difficulty in recruiting new members.  With the announcement of the Big 3 JYP, SM, and YG Entertainment declining the offer, Cube, Big Hit, and Woolim Entertainment also will not be sending any trainees this time.

The 3 major agencies claimed their production system is currently going strong and feel it's not necessary to compete with other agencies.  "Although smaller agencies may take the advantage of promoting their names, there already have been many cases as such did not have any intentions to willingly appear on the show."

An Mnet spokesperson stated that they are still searching for an MC for the show after Jang Geun Suk declined due to his busy schedule.

Despite the setbacks, the second season of 'Producer 101' is still on schedule to air during the second half of the year.

SEE ALSO: Jang Geun Suk will not be returning for second season of 'Produce 101'

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WhitePInkRose Wednesday, January 18, 2017

if this program has high rating after this incident it means miracle happen

Winston WhitePInkRose Wednesday, January 18, 2017

it will really depend on who they can find as the replacement for the main PD, as he will probably be the one who decide on other things like who to pick for the mentors and other nifty details.

WhitePInkRose Winston Thursday, January 19, 2017

You're so smart

Winston WhitePInkRose Thursday, January 19, 2017

a good leader can turn things around. hope they find a good and experienced PD.

WhitePInkRose Wednesday, January 18, 2017

such a mess...

myname_isaac Wednesday, January 18, 2017

I can see how the show will flopped

Kurare Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Finding 101 guys to compete is hard enough, but in the end the national producers will pick what 11 again? This is such a good thing if the larger agencies don't send! All all the people who slipped through the cracks of the large auditions will have a chance to shine even if it's just for a year and perhaps they will be great and do well! Or in the end just to get their name out there prior to a smaller agency debut. I just hope it'll be just as fun to watch as S1! Antics of guys are way different... =)

Moogirl Tuesday, January 17, 2017

And the tumble begins again!

Melina45d Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Is season 2 going to still be a female version or is this the male version?

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lovehoney234 Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Ok I'm scared as to how the show will turn out...

Adriel_YG_stan Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The time isn't right for YG and SM, since they have rookies to promote in Korea this year. JYP, had a possibility but maybe JYP had better plans this year.

Mana92 Tuesday, January 17, 2017

It would be cooler if they did this for a coed group using male and female trainees for the one year thing.

intricate Tuesday, January 17, 2017

"healthy porn" just doesn't work as well with healthy boys i guess..

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