According to media outlet reports on May 25, MBC has partnered up with Yeo Woon Hyuk PD of Mystic Story and Think Entertainment to launch a new boy group survival program, set to air some time later this summer.
Reportedly, the survival show will take on a never-before-seen, "outdoor" concept, combining a boy group survival competition with a reality format. The program is currently seeking contestants through nation-wide auditions.
Meanwhile, Yeo Woon Hyuk PD of Mystic Story is known for variety programs like 'Match Made In Heaven' and 'Knee Drop Guru'. Think Entertainment will head the program's production. The new series is expected to launch by August of this year.
So far, MBC is also believed to be working on a global girl group audition program in partnership with Han Dong Chul PD of Mnet's 'Show Me The Money' and 'Unpretty Rapstar'. MBC has yet to reveal additional details on this upcoming new girl group audition series. Competing broadcasting stations SBS and Mnet are also currently gearing up to launch idol audition programs later this year - SBS's 'Loud' and Mnet's 'Girls Planet 999'.