Produce X 101 (Hangul: 프로듀스 X 101) is an upcoming 2019 boy group survival reality show on Mnet. This is the 4th season of the TV franchise. The public (called ‘national producers’) “produces” a boy band among the 101 trainees from different entertainment companies and independent trainees through online voting and live voting with multiple elimination rounds. The public will also choose the group’s concept, debut song and group name. The show is slated to air on May 3, 2019.
On December 14, Mnet dropped the first teaser of the show following the end of the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong.
On February 28, it was confirmed that the debuting group under the show will promote for 5 years.
On March 4, it was revealed that Lee Dong-wook would be taking the MC role for this season, replacing Lee Seung-gi. He would be “acting as a messenger and a representative of the viewers”. It was also announced that filming started on that day as well, together with the announcement of the trainers.
The trainees were introduced through a runway show on March 20, 2019, although none of their names were revealed.
On March 21, It was revealed that their first performance of their title track, “X1-MA (Pick Me)” (Hangul: _지마) will be revealed on M Countdown later that day and Son Dong-pyo of DSP Media as the center. The broadcast date is also revealed, May 3, 2019.