Produce 101 is an Mnet music survival show featuring 101 female trainees from 46 entertainment companies. Rankings are at the mercy of the public through a voting process, leaving the final 11 winners to debut as a new girl group.
You can vote for your favorite contestants on the official Produce 101 site. Signing up or using your existing Mwave account gives you 11 votes per day until February 12. Votes are reset after each elimination period.
Current show rankings are on the main site. Current support rankings can be found on the event page or
All the members participated in the show's title song "PICK ME".
Similar to how I did with last year's Show Me The Money 4 and Unpretty Rapstar 2, this thread is for episode summaries and discussion. Note that Mnet labels I.O.I shows as post-Produce 101 episodes, which are also included here.
- 2016-01-22 E01: grade placement (part 1)
- 2016-01-29 E02: grade placement (part 2)
- 2016-02-05 E03: group battles (part 1)
- 2016-02-12 E04: group battles (part 2)
- 2016-02-19 E05: first ranking announcements
- 2016-02-26 E06: position evaluation (part 1: vocal)
- 2016-03-04 E07: position evaluation (part 2: rap and dance)
- 2016-03-11 E08: concept evaluation (part 1)/second ranking announcements
- 2016-03-18 E09: concept evaluation (part 2)
- 2016-03-25 E10: third ranking announcements
- 2016-04-01 E11: debut evaluation/final ranking announcements
- 2016-04-14 E12: I.O.I member highlights
- 2016-04-22 E13: Standby I.O.I E01
- 2016-04-29 E14: Standby I.O.I E02
- 2016-07-08 E15: LAN Cable Friend I.O.I E01
- 2016-07-15 E16: LAN Cable Friend I.O.I E02
- 2016-07-22 E17: LAN Cable Friend I.O.I E03
- 2016-07-29 E18: LAN Cable Friend I.O.I E04
- 2016-08-05 E19: LAN Cable Friend I.O.I E05
- 2016-08-09 E20: Whatta Man release
- 2016-10-12 E21: I.O.I with JYP ("Very Very Very")
Produce 101 E01 (raw: Mnet, subbed (T101 Subs): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
The first part goes through an overly dramatic seat choosing process. Contestants enter the room grouped by the company they are representing. Each seat is numbered, and members are given free pick to any one of them. Finally, Duble Kick's Heo Chan Mi takes the first place seat.
The host Jang Geun Suk comes out to reveal the trainers for the show: former After School member Kahi; EXID, KARA, Girl's Day choreographer Bae Yoon Jung; Brown Eyed Girls' main vocalist JeA; TWICE, BTS vocal trainer Kim Sung Eun; and Unpretty Rapstar season winner Cheetah.
Each company group is called down to perform in front of the trainers, who places them in A-F groups for training.
- Starship Entertainment (SISTAR - I SWEAR). Kim Tae Ha is JYJ's Junsu's cousin.
- Kim Tae Ha (B)
- Yu Yeun Jung (B)
- Shim Chae Eun ©
- Redline Entertainment (DIA - Somehow). This agency deals with actors, and this contestant was completely unprepared to be on a music show.
- Kim So Hye (F)
- MBK Entertainment (miss A - Bad Girl Good Girl). All members have technically debuted already: Ki Hee Hyun and Chae Yeon in DIA and Dani in T-ara.
- Ki Hee Hyun (Cathy) ©
- Kim Dani (B)
- Jung Chae Yeon ©
- Jellyfish Entertainment (Nikki Yanofsky - Something New). Jellyfish is a company known for male singers and groups. These are their first girl group trainees.
- Kim Na Young (A)
- Kang Mi Na (A)
- Kim Se Jeong (A)
- CUBE Entertainment (4minute - Crazy)
- Jeon So Yeon (A)
- Kwon Eun Bin (A)
- Lee Yun Seo (?)
- DSP Entertainment (KARA - Mister). Debuted in Japan as Puretty.
- Cho Shi Yoon (D)
- Yoon Chae Kyung (D)
- Cani Star (Wonder Girls - Nobody (Rainstone Remix)). The oldest contestant on Produce 101 at the age of 28.
- Park Ha Yi (F)
- &August (IU - Good Day). She completely butchers the song. Given she's a musical actress and has videos of her singing well, this may have been a fluke... or she's an IRL smurf and purposely deranked herself.
- Yoon Seo Hyeung (F)
- Duble Kick Entertainmen (Rihanna - Don't Stop the Music). Girls' Generation pre-debut member and former Coed School and 5dolls member.
- Heo Chan Mi (A)
- Pledis Entertainment (After School - Bang! (Rearranged))
- 2 members (A)
- 2 members (B)
- 1 member ©
- 1 member (D)
- 1 member (F)
- JYP Entertainment (Meghan Trainor - Lips Are Movin): Participated on SIXTEEN (2015) and eliminated in the finals; seems salty she didn't get into TWICE.
- Jeon So Mi (A)
- music K Entertainment (Jessi J - Who Are You)
- Kim Juna (?)