According an exclusive report by OSEN, 'Produce 101' will be bringing back female trainees for its 3rd season. It's also been reported that they'll be working with Japan's AKB48 for this season, which is surprising considering that the show has been accused of plagiarizing 'AKB48 Show!'.
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Since the reports, Mnet has stepped up to curtly deny the rumors as "false". Stay tuned for updates on 'Produce 101' season 3.