11:06 pm - 03/14/2018

Official Chinese remake of Produce 101 to premier in April

The official Chinese version of “Produce 101” will be premiering sometime in April.

Since last year, Tencent has been carefully preparing for the Chinese version of “Produce 101.” Recently, they released official posters and related announcements through an official social media account.

According to Chinese media outlets, this upcoming version of “Produce 101” will be produced by Tencent through an official contract with Mnet, who holds the copyright for the show. It aims to air at the end of April.

Prior to this, Mnet addressed another currently airing Chinese audition program, “Idol Producer,” which was accused of plagiarizing the format of “Produce 101.” The program’s distributor, CJ E&M, also warned that the show’s format was not obtained through official methods, and to refrain from calling it the “Chinese ‘Produce 101.'”

sources: soompi, isplus
chaehocheol 14th-Mar-2018 10:35 pm (UTC)

Lol can’t wait to see which boys from IP end up on this show. Tbh idk how I feel about this, I’m already ready to stan my faves who will most likely make it to Top 9 in Idol Producer, this feels excessive.

saemcrh 15th-Mar-2018 03:46 am (UTC)
It's girls, not boys.
chaehocheol 15th-Mar-2018 04:09 am (UTC)

Omg lol I’m dumb nvm. I will probably watch then, since I don’t have to split my boy group loyalties. It will be so nice watching something where I don’t need subs for once, ugh, praise

chasing_thewind 14th-Mar-2018 10:36 pm (UTC)
lol how many idol trainees does china have

with ow blatant idol producer's copying has been and the amount of k-pop idols (and companies like yuehua and well-known trainees) involved in it, i'm surprised there hasn't been more backlash against it. apparently, there were over 200 million votes for the second round too, so idk if this one will top that or not
boredpikachu 15th-Mar-2018 12:15 am (UTC)
both AKB48 China and SNH48 are both rumored to take part in the group and I can't wait to see this mess that'll come out from this
annayism 15th-Mar-2018 12:24 am (UTC)
this confused me at first because idol producer is literally exactly the same as pd101...
kiwijoy 15th-Mar-2018 01:13 am (UTC)
wow so this and idol producer will overlap? lol tbh i think idol producer will win in views and votes
kazu_kumaguro 15th-Mar-2018 02:37 am (UTC)
whoa, Tencent really is the dream company
belintuchiha 15th-Mar-2018 03:02 am (UTC)
Idol Producer will prob be miles better tbh, I love that shit
pseudo_shigure 15th-Mar-2018 03:21 am (UTC)
the rumor is that IP gets "help" from Mnet w/out buying the rights and that's why they can get away with everything they're doing and they also have k-staff so yeah. some people said it's just Mnet being shady and got money from both iqiyi and tencent idk.

but anyway, i'm sooooo invested with IP even though i know i wont follow the boys after this (unless i found a way, bc tbh i'm not familiar w/chinese ent), cried a lot last night watching the elimination, i vote everyday, the whole thing really. and i'm probably gonna watch this one too if anyone sub it lol. although it's girls, so probably i won't be as invested.
blck_ink 15th-Mar-2018 06:22 pm (UTC)
if it's anythinc like idol producer i'm watching. I'm still not done with crying from the last episode
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