MGM Television, SM Entertainment to Form NCT Subunit in US K-pop Competition Series


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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