JYP Entertainment‘s girl group survival show was originally set to air on Mnet in April, however, it has been postponed as the show is currently still in preparation.
An agency representative told MyDaily on April 2nd, “We were planning to air it on early April, but we are still completing preparations. We are planning to air the first episode in May.”
It was revealed that the girl group was originally set to debut in the second half of 2015 following miss A‘s spring comeback. With the debut of the survival show in April, the trainees were to enter a rigorous training period until the Fall following the confirmation of members in May. However, now that the Sixteen broadcast has been delayed, a change in schedules from JYP Entertainment artists is expected.
Current trainees confirmed to enter the competition include K-Pop Star 3‘s Lee Chae Yeon, and JYP Entertainment’s trainees, Im Na Yeon, Yu Jung Yeon, a YouTube sensation who goes by Eagle, and Japanese trainee Sana.
According to the label, the show will follow seven JYP trainees who will be pitted against nine new trainees, vying for their spots on JYP Entertainment’s next generation girl group. This new format will raise the bar for competition as sixteen candidates from Korea, China, and Japan compete through a rigorous competition.
Fans of JYP Nation and K-Pop Star viewers are excited to hear the news of the confirmed members. Netizens even discovered the appearance of some of Sixteen‘s confirmed members in miss A’s latest comeback “Only You” music video.
With news of the delay, fans anticipation has been raised as this will be JYP Entertainment’s first girl group since the debut of miss A in 2010 with “Bad Girl Good Girl.”