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    MGM Worldwide Television Group is working with South Korea’s SM Entertainment to create a U.S.-based K-pop competition series and form an NCT subunit.

    About the series: The televised series will recruit American men aged 13 to 25 to create NCT-Hollywood, according to The Hollywood Reporter

    • The series aims “to help contestants show their true unlimited potential in becoming true artists,” SM Entertainment founder Lee Soo-Man said. 
    • The chosen contestants will be sent to Seoul to participate in a K-pop bootcamp at the SM Entertainment Campus. 
    • Contestants will compete in various challenges, from dancing to singing, during every episode. 

    Who’s involved: Joining Lee are current members of NCT from subunits NCT 127, NCT Dream and WayV, reported Deadline

    • The SM Entertainment founder will judge and mentor the contestants alongside the NCT members.  
    • MGM Worldwide Television Group Chairman Mark Burnett will help produce the series. 
    • A production date has yet to be released.

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