PRODUCE 101 / BOYS AND GIRLS SEASON 3 OF MNET'S SURVIVAL SHOW_APPLY CLOSED!
Show title Produce 101 season 3: Boys and Girls AirdateSeptember 1st, 2017 Episodes11
Final group Name TBA Members 11
Debut December 1st, 2017
Disband TBA D. song TBA d. album TBA
After the success of Produce 101 season one and two, MNet was unsure of what to do about the future of Produce 101. Initially, the company thought they had two options, find a way to make a third season attract even more people, or, shelf the show and possibly never revisit it. Wanting to continue on from the hype, MNet, of course, chose the first option. It didn't take long for someone to come up with the idea to combine the first two seasons, making season three a co-ed season. Deciding to waste no time, MNet decided to run with this idea. They began releasing teasers a few months after the end of season two before they released the official air date to be September 1st, 2017. Unlike the previous season, MNet decided to waste no time in releasing season three, as they felt like the recent hype from season two would help out season three more.
As it started to become closer and closer to the air date, MNet announced that the final group, like previous seasons, would consist of eleven trainees. There was to be no set number of male and female trainees, as it would all depend on the publics' rankings of the trainees. It was undecided at that time how long the final group would promote for, but it was thought that they would promote for at least a year or more.