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Posted by beansss AKP STAFF Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Mnet's boy group competition program 'Kingdom' reportedly facing cancellation

AKP STAFF

According to an exclusive report on July 29, Mnet's scheduled boy group competition 'Kingdom' is facing cancellation due to lineup casting issues. 

As many of you know, 'Kingdom' was expected to mark the boy group version of the popular girl group competition counterpart 'Queendom' which aired last year. In April of this year, Mnet created 'Road To Kingdom' in order to build up anticipation for 'Kingdom'. Among the 'Road To Kingdom' competitors, the 1st place prize ultimately went to The Boyz, meaning that the group earned automatic entry into the main competition. 

However, insiders are now reporting that the staff of 'Kingdom' has been constantly reformatting the competing artist lineup for the past few months, with no luck.

One issue Mnet is facing in their 'Kingdom' casting process is the ongoing criticism revolving around rookie boy group TOO, who appeared on 'Road To Kingdom' despite their lack of experience compared to the other competitors.

Similarly, current rumors surrounding the casting lineup of 'Kingdom' state that CJ ENM is prioritizing groups which received funding from their past relationships (a.k.a on past audition shows) or past financial investments. 

According to one entertainment insider, "One day, the discussions around 'Kingdom' just suddenly stopped happening. It seems like they came to the conclusion that it will be difficult within the year." 

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lovingboo109 pts Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

MNET!!! MNET!!! STOP GIVING THESE GROUPS FALSE HOPE!WTF!!!! I'm literally fuming!! G-dragon should honestly just come back into the music industry to diss the living f outta y'all and go back to whatever peace rock he was hiding in. CJ EMM and MNET is so fking corrupt I'm just lost for words. You literally had to disband a group and delay another group activities and degrade another groups whole career because y'all are corrupt money hungry bastards.

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daesunglovesme277 pts Wednesday, July 29, 2020 0
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Only Mnet could get in Mnet’s way like this. They think too highly of themselves and over produce more than Drag Race.

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