Show: Produce48 Date: June 15, 2018 Cast Korean Contestants A Team: Kim Cho-yeon CNC: Kim Da-yeon, Kim Yu-bin, Yoon Eun-bin, Lee Yu-jeong, Hong Ye-ji Cube Entertainment: Han Cho-won FNC Entertainment: Park Hae-yoon, Cho Ah-yeong HOW Entertainment: Kim Min-seo, Wang Ke, Yoo Min-young MMO Entertainment: Won Seo-yeon MND17: Park Min-ji, Park Chan-ju, Lee Chae-yeong MNH Entertainment: Lee Ha-uen Rainbow Bridge World: Na go-eun, Park Ji-eun WM Entertainment: Lee Seong-hyeon, Lee Chae-yeon, Cho Yeong-in YG KPlus: Ahn Ye-won, CHoi Yeon-soo The Music Works: Yoon Hae-sol, Choi So-eun Million Market: Son Eun-chae, Cho Sa-rang Banana Culture: Kim Na-young, Kim Da-hye Blockberry Creative: Ko Yoo-jin Starship Entertainment: An Yoo-jin, Jang Won-young, Cho Kha-hyeon Stone Music Entertainment: Bae Eun-yeong, Lee Sian, Jang Gyu-ri, Jo Yu-ri Urban Works: Kim Min-ju 8D Creative: Kang Hey-won Fent Entertainment: Kim Do-ah Woollim Entertainment: Kwon Eun-bi, Kim So-hee, Kim Su-yun, Kim Chae-won Wellmade Yedang: Kang Da-min, Hwang So-yeon Yuehua Entertainment: Wang Yi-ren, Kim Si-hyeon, Choi Ye-na ZB Label: Alex Christine Collazoo Company: Kim Hyun-ah Fave Entertainment: Shin Su-hyun Pledis Entertainment: Lee Ga-eun, Huh Yun-jin Unaffliated: Park Seo-yong, Park Jinny Japanese Contestants AKB48: Asai Nanami, Nagano Serika, Chiba Erii, Goto Moe, Miyazaki Miho, Sato Minami, Shinozaki Ayana, Shitao Miu, Iwatate Saho, Nakanishi Chiyori, Takahashi Juri, Takeuchi Miyu, Honda Hitomi, Ichikawa Manami, Kojima Mako, Mogi Shinobu, Muto Tomu, Nakano Ikumi, Oda Erina SKE48: Asai Yuka, Matsui Jurina NMB48: Murase Sae, Kato Yuuka, Shiroma Miru, Naiki Kokoro, HKT48: Matsuoka Natsumi, Yabuki Nako, Imada Mina, Miyawaki Sakura, Motomura Aoi, Aramaki Misaki, Kurihura Sae, Murakawa Vivian NGT48: Yamada Noe, Hasegawa Rena Dropped Out: Tanaka Miku (HKT48), Uemura Azusa (NMB48), Umeyama Cocona (NMB48), Tsukiashi Amane (HKT48) Crew MC: Lee Seung-gi Trainers Lee Hong-gi and Soyou (Kang Ji-hyun) (Vocal Trainer) Cheetah (Kim Eun-young) (Rap Trainer) Bae Yoon-jeong, Choi Young-joon, and May J Lee (Dance Trainers) Opening Theme: Mine (Pick Me)/Nekkoya (Pick Me) from Produce48 Episode Guide Episode 0: June 15, 2018 Episode 1: June 15, 2018 Episode 2: June 22, 2018 Episode 3: June 29, 2018 Episode 4: July 6, 2018 Episode 5: July 13, 2018 Episode 6: July 20, 2018 Episode 7: July 27, 2018 Episode 8: August 3, 2018 Episode 9: August 10, 2018 Episode 10: August 17, 2018 Episode 11: August 24, 2018 Episode 12: August 31, 2018 Videos Announcement Teaser First Performance (Nekkoya (Pick Me)) News/Info (Thanks to @NoxDWN @Renappon for this) 08/11/17: OSEN release a report about "Produce 101” making a return with a third season in collaboration with AKB48 to creat a girlgroup again. MNET responded "The contents of the article reported today are groundless." 29/11/17: Mnet officially announce Produce 48 at the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) in Japan with a video teaser after a common performance between contestants from MNET survival shows & AKB48 Official statement from Mnet: Produce 48 is a project that will combine the competition system of Produce 101, featuring viewers selecting which idols will debut, with the “idols you can meet” concept of AKB48, which performs in a designated theater for fans. Produce 48 will aim to form a global girl group. Mnet has teamed up with AKB48’s producer Yasushi Akimoto for the project, and they’re collaborating with him to prepare a show that will present new experiences to Korean and Japanese viewers as well as music fans. Mnet’s Produce 48 will be airing in mid-2018, and this AKB48 and “Produce 101” collaboration is said to be a program that will be on an unprecedented scale. " 10/12/17: Auditions for Current 48G Members Begins on December 15, 2017 and Ends on January 10, 2018 09/01/18 Ahn Joon Young the PD of the previous seasons will be back to direct Produce 48 A source from MNET confirmed that "Ahn Joon Young will be leading Produce 48, a new program that will combine the competition system of Produce 101 where viewers select which idols will debut, with the “idols you can meet” concept of AKB48, performing in a designated theater for fans." 16/01/18 Insider sources reported that "Produce 48 will feature female contestants from both Korea and Japan, with trainees from both countries competing for spots in a single group (...) the producers are already in the process of selecting trainees, stating, Mnet’s Produce 48 has begun meeting with female trainees in Korea and Japan. PD Ahn Joon Young, who headed Seasons 1 and 2 [of ‘Produce 101’], is currently going back and forth between the countries as part of pre-production.” 25/01/18 CJ E&M held a presentation on contents media solutions and revealed that Produce 48 is likely to begin airing in May 06/02/18 NAVER ENTERTAINEMENT claimed that members of winning group can be in multiple groups at once (eg. Gugudan/DIA/WJSN during I.O.I) and be active as artists actress or variety. There are rumors of 5 year contract, but expected to be finalized less than that. Broadcast is confirmed for may. 11/02/18 NAVER ENTERTAINEMENT released a report "48 female trainees from Korea and Japan will compete within their own countries respectively. The debut team will consist of 12 members with a combination of six members from each country. Voting rights for the Japanese members will only be given to Koreans. Likewise, voting rights for the Korean members will only be given to Japanese" A representative from MNET responded "This was one of the topics that we were discussing with AKB48’s producer several months ago. As much as both countries are working closely together, a great deal of coordination is required and details are constantly changing. The production team is doing their best to bring you a better program. Please look forward to it.” News which I ignore where they came from but are considered as being true - The project will combine the Produce 101 voting system with AKB48’s “idols-you-can-meet” concept, which involves the idols performing live in their own theater. - The survival show will reportedly feature contestants from several of the agencies that participated in the first two seasons of Produce 101, as well as trainees from new companies. 04/04/18: Just like the previous years agency trainees will give a performance on the first day of the program 05/04/18: FT Island's Lee Hongki was selected as a vocal trainer 10/04/18 First filming tomorrow + broadcast in June 11/04/18: Soyou (ex-Sistar) will be taking part as a vocal trainer. Cheetah (rap trainer for both season of “Produce 101”) will be back once again Bae Yoon Jeong (dance trainer from the first season of “Produce 101”) will return as well 1MILLION Dance Studio’s May J Lee and choreographer Choi Young Joon will also participate as dance trainers. + Also the first recording took place that day 12/04/18: Mnet the contract will last for two and a half years. 16/04/18: Jeon Somi from “Produce 101”, Kahi (dance teacher for both season) and Kang Daniel from “Produce 101 Season 2” visited the first recording of “Produce 48” on April 11. They went to cheer up the trainees and give advices to them 17/04/18: A source from the show told Xsportsnews that participants will receive 100,000 won (approximately $94) per episode. If they release music, Mnet will pay 1 million won (approximately $936) per song. 18/04/18: Ballad singer and actor Lee Seung Gi will be the the national producer representative and main MC of “Produce 48”. + A source from the industry told news outlet Ilgan Sports that a Japanese contestant named Miyawaki Sakura landed the center spot. 19/04/18: Trainees recorded their first song which will be used as the theme song for the show. It was composed by Flow Blow the team that co-produced Wanna One’s “Energetic” and “Produce 101 Season 2” concept track “Never.” 21/04/18: Industry representatives have reported that all 11 members of each group will be participating in the “Produce 48” recording on April 22. 08/05/18: Their first performance will air on the May 10 episode of “M!Countdown.” It will introduce the national producer representative Lee Seung Gi along with the 96 contestants. They will showcase their theme song “Naekkeoya,” which means “Mine.” As it was for the previous two seasons, the English title for the track is “Pick Me.” + The official “Produce 48” website will open on May 11 at 12 p.m. KST, and the profiles of the contestants will begin to be revealed on May 11. + It was reported that a drone fell during rehearsal. Two contestants suffered scratches after being hit by fragments of the drone and were immediately taken to the hospital. A source from Mnet commented, “The contestants then expressed their desire to continue filming, so they returned and went on with filming,” and added, “For safety, we have decided to no longer film with drones. We will pay more attention on the safety on set from now on. We apologize.” 10/05/18: A source from Mnet told Xsportsnews that the first episode of “Produce 48” will air on June 15 at 11 p.m. KST.