Produce 101

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Produce 101 is a reality television talent competition franchise created by South Korean entertainment conglomerate CJ E&M, based around the formation of a K-pop girl group or boy group. The format is noted for having no panel of judges, employing audience participation to make decisions, and for starting with a very large number of competitors, 101, narrowing that number down to a final 11. The franchise began in 2016 and has since expanded to China and Japan.

The franchise has attracted a wide following in Asia. More than 10 million people cast votes during the finale of Season 2 in 2017, equivalent to a fifth of South Korea's population.[1] In 2018, the eight episodes of Produce 101 China attracted more than 4.3 billion views on Tencent Video.[2]

Following the Mnet vote manipulation investigation, on November 14, 2019, producer Ahn Joon-young partially admitted to rigging the votes of all seasons of Produce 101 during police questioning. He was arrested before over allegations of bribery and fraud in the franchise.[3]

Versions[edit]

South Korea[edit]

China[edit]

Japan[edit]

  • Produce 101 Japan, featuring male trainees premiered on September 26, 2019 [12][13]. It will be represented by the country's 47 prefectures instead of the usual entertainment companies.

Summary of shows by country[edit]

As of 27 August 2019, there have been 6 groups debuted with 67 members involved in over 3 franchises of Produce 101.

     Currently airing
     An upcoming season
     Status unknown
     No longer airing
Country Local title Network Seasons and group created Mentors Hosts
(National Producer)
Vocal Dance Rap
 China Produce 101 Tencent
 Japan Produce 101 Japan TBS
GyaO!
 South Korea Produce 101 Mnet
  • Kahi (1, 2)
  • Bae Yoon-jeong (1, 3, 4)
  • Kwon Jae-seung (2, 4)
  • Choi Young-jun (3, 4)
  • May J Lee (3)
  • Cheetah (1, 2, 3, 4)
  • Hwang Dong-hyun (2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herman, Tamar (November 12, 2017). "K-Pop Audition Shows Produce Big Results, But Cause Concerns Over Industry's Future". Billboard. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "Produce 101 Begins a Wave of Interest in Chinese Idol Groups". Pandaily. July 1, 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "Ahn Joon Young Admits Partially to Vote Rigging of 'Produce 101' Season 1 & 2". KoogleTV. November 14, 2019. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  4. ^ Seoul staff (June 2017). "Citizen Producers". Seoul. No. 167. Seoul Selection. p. 59. Retrieved April 16, 2018 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Lee, Mi-hyun. "[단독] '프로듀스 101' 시즌2, 4월 7일 첫방송…총 11부작". Naver (in Korean). Ilgan Sports. Archived from the original on August 22, 2017. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  6. ^ "'프로듀스 48', 다시 여자다… 韓日 연습생 미팅 시작". Naver (in Korean). Ilgan Sports. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "Mnet '프로듀스101' 시즌3 여자 연습생 편 내년에 첫방송". 인사이트 (in Korean). Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  8. ^ "Mnet '프듀' 시즌3 '프로듀스48' 여자 연습생 편 올해 첫방송". 인사이트 (in Korean). Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  9. ^ [단독] "워너원 다음은 누구?"…'프로듀스101' 시즌4, 내년 4월 첫방송. entertain.naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  10. ^ "'프로듀스48' 인스타, '프로듀스101 시즌4'(프로듀스X101) 예고 영상 게재". MSN (in Korean). Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  11. ^ "Produce 101 China". Hallyu K Star (in Thai). Hallyu K Star. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  12. ^ "日本版『PRODUCE 101』始動 2020年デビューのグローバルなボーイズグループ選考へ". oricon (in Japanese). oricon. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  13. ^ "CJ ENM Announces New Show "Produce 101 Japan"". soompi. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  14. ^ This season was known as Produce Camp 2019
  15. ^ This season was known as Produce Camp 2020
  16. ^ This season was known as Produce 48
  17. ^ This season was known as Produce X 101

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