MBC is in discussions to launch two new audition programs in 2021, one for a new girl group and one for a new boy group.
According to an exclusive report from SPOTV, MBC is working with star producers Yeo Woon Hyuk and Han Dong Chul on two audition programs. Yeon Woo Hyuk’s program would be for a new boy group, and Han Dong Chul’s program would be for a girl group.
Yeo Woon Hyuk’s show is preparing for its first broadcast in the second half of 2021 and is tentatively titled Wild Idol. The program will be launched in collaboration with Mystic Story. Yeon Woo Hyuk is known as a hitmaker in the variety show industry, leading Golden Fishery – The Knee-Drop Guru, Knowing Bros, and Ask Us Anything Fortune Teller. He will also be working with PD Choi Min Geun, known for Real Men. The two plan to introduce a new variety show that is different from previous ones.
Han Dong Chul’s show will be a separate show, showcasing a girl group audition program. He has made it known that he wants to work with MBC, and he wants to create a new group with their own universe, and enter the Billboard charts. He has previously talked about his new audition program, sharing that he has been working with his team to discuss potential formats for the show. Han Dong Chul’s show will air as soon as the end of 2021, after Wild Idol concludes.