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Mnet survival show “Boys Planet” confirmed broadcast to be in the first half of 2023

After the success of “Girls Planet 990”, the global boy group survival show “Boys Planet” is set to air in the first half of next year. 

On the 25th, Mnet announced that its global boy group survival show “Boys Planet” will be broadcasted in the first half of next year and applicants recruitment for the show will proceed as normal. 

According to Mnet, any male born before January 1, 2009 can apply, regardless of nationality, if they have or do not have an agency, or if they debuted as an idol in the past. Applications will open from June 27th to August 21st, at 23:59 KST. More information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the official application page from 13:00 on June 27th.

“Boys Planet” is the second season of “Girls Planet 999”, and Mnet survival show that aired last year. While “Girls Planet 999” include contestants from Korea, China, and Japan, “Boys Planet” will boast participants from all around the world

Previously, “Girls Planet 999” was broadcast simultaneously for 12 weeks through the channel Mnet in Korea, Abema TV in Japan, IQIYI in Southeast Asia, and YouTube in other regions, boasting global popularity. Performance videos released from the show recorded more than 460 million and 2.9 billion views, respectively, on video platforms YouTube and TikTok. In addition, in the global voting held during broadcast, which entails participation of 175 countries and regions around the world, accumulated up to 12.9 billion votes, the highest number of votes a survival show has ever received. 

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Thanks to the intense interest regarding “Girls Planet 999”, the show’s winning group Kep1er also drew huge attention, selling over 200,000 physical copies for their debut album “First Impact” within the first week of sales. 

In addition, their debut back in January 2022 also won 1st place on many Korean music programs, including M Countdown, quicking establishing Kep1er as one of the top 4th gen Kpop girl groups. The group also made a deep impression after appearing on the music show “Queendom”, and dropped their 2nd ep “Doublast” in June, which reported a first day sales of 150,153 copies, surpassing their first album. 

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Meanwhile, “Boys Planet” previously planned to recruit participants from the end of last year to the beginning of this year via an online platform. However, as the program broadcast is confirmed to be early next year, all schedules have been re-adjusted, leading to an extension in the recruitment period. In addition, offline auditions will also be held.

Regarding this matter, the producers of “Boys Planet” said, “For the preliminary round, those who applied during this extended recruitment period will experience the same process as those who applied during the previous period. Only successful applicants will be contacted individually.”

Source: Daum

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