KBS’s Idol Rebooting Show ‘The Unit’ reveals premiere date and details
KBS will be hosting an idol reboot project to give idols a second chance. The show was announced earlier this year and many were interested in who would participate. The “Idol Rebooting Project: The Unit”, often just shortened to “The Unit”, gives idols a fair chance to demonstrate their talent and show off skills that they may not have had a chance or audience for before.
The show will begin airing on October 28, and will run for a total of 14 episodes. Applications opened on August 2, 2017, and since then there have been over 500 applicants reported.
“The Unit” isn’t just a fancy name, it actually stands for “a combination (T or +) you (U) and (N) I (I) create”.
The overall goal of the project is to create two 10 member groups, one male and one female, to give them a chance to garner attention and ‘reboot’ themselves.
Currently, the following have been announced;
Dal Shabet’s Subin (REMOVED)
Dal Shabet’s Serri
Dal Shabet’s Woo Hee
Former Tiny-G member, Mint
Additionally, are also talks of LABOUM, IMFACT, and BOYFRIEND reportedly joining.
UPDATE: DIA’s Yebin and Somyi are gearing up to join after they finish of DIA’s current activities.
UPDATE: Reportedly, Mr. Mr and TOP SECRET will be joining the ranks of other idols on The Unit
UPDATE: Snuper, who debuted in 2015, will be joining the show.
UPDATE: Dal Shabet’s Serri and Woo Hee will be taking the place of Subin on The Unit. According to the company, “Serri and Woo Hee will greet viewers through ‘The Unit.’ Subin, who had previously confirmed her appearance on the show, is unable to appear due to overseas schedules in Thailand and other countries.” (source)
UPDATE: It’s been reported that Jiae and Nari from Wassup will be joining the rebooting program. Other members of their group have had promising times in the spotlight, and their company wants to give these girls a time to shine.
UPDATE Former Ting-G member, Mint, will be joining the show. She’s not been in the limelight much since her departure from the group and debut as a solo artist.
Viewers are able to participate in the first recording of hte show at Kintex Hall 0 in Ilsan on September 29, 30, and October 1.