On November 16, Mnet stated, "From the 16th, 'M! Countdown' won't air for 3 weeks. It'll start airing again in December." Special episodes for the '2017 MAMA' will air in 'M! Countdown's place, and a winner for each week will be revealed at the end of the program.
This year, 'MAMA' will be holding 3 different ceremonies with the first stop in Vietnam on November 25, the second in Japan on the 29th, and Hong Kong on December 1.