It looks like Mnet‘s upcoming girl group survival show will premiere as early as next January.
According to a representative of Mnet, the producers are currently busy preparing for the filming, with the goal of a January premiere. The detailed information about filming locations and show structure will be announced at a later date.
As previously reported, the large-scale survival show will follow the formation of a new girl group. Mnet has set aside a budget of four billion won (approximately $3.4 million USD) for the show entitled “Produce 101.”
Many entertainment companies have already agreed to take part in the production, and Mnet has started interviewing potential trainees. The final group will be decided through regular voting and judging sessions.