JYP partners with Mnet for new boy band audition show


SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Yonhap) — JYP Entertainment, one of South Korea’s largest entertainment agencies, has partnered with cable TV network Mnet in producing a new idol audition program, according to the company Monday.

The show aimed at debuting a boy band will air from Oct. 17, JYP said. It will be the first JYP-Mnet collaboration since “Sixteen,” through which members of K-pop sensation TWICE were discovered two years ago.

Unlike other similar programs with knockout elimination structures, contestants will be working together with a goal towards a collective debut, according to JYP.

“Trainees will be evaluated in respect to their personal talents as well as their teamwork,” JYP said. The show will also feature the daily lives of the trainees during their journey towards a professional debut.

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