(Updated October 2020)
As one of South Korea’s most popular K-pop groups, TWICE has had a lot of their own reality shows. In fact, TWICE was formed by a reality show way back in the day! Ever since, they’ve been supplying their fans with a ton of content – notably through their TWICE TV series. Since TWICE TV started on V-Live (and only started giving English subs on their YouTube clips in 2019), this page is primarily meant to provide easy access to all the different seasons.
Table of Contents
Page 1: 2015 (SIXTEEN, TWICE TV, TWICE TV 2) – see below
Page 2: 2016 (TWICE’s Private Life, TWICE TV BEGINS, TWICE TV 3, TWICE TV 4)
Page 3: 2017 (Lost: Time, TWICE TV SPECIAL, TWICE TV 5, TWICE TV 6)
Page 4: 2018 (TWICE TV: 2018, TWICE TV: What is Love, TWICE TV: Dance the Night Away, TWICE TV: Yes or Yes)
Page 5: 2019 (TWICE TV: Fancy, TWICE TV: Feel Special)
Page 6: 2020 (Seize the Light documentary, TWICE TV – Finding TWICE’s MBTI, TWICE TV: More & More)
Page 7: TIME TO TWICE Part 1 (Time to TWICE, Noraebang Battle, The Great Escape)
Page 8: TIME TO TWICE Part 2 (Healing Camping, TDOONG High School)
The 2020 pages are a little out of order because a lot of these videos were being posted at the same time, but I thought it was best to keep Time to TWICE on a separate page because it’s ongoing.
SIXTEEN and the beginnings of TWICE TV
SIXTEEN is the MNET survival show that TWICE was formed on. Unfortunately, five years is a long time in the world of K-pop, and I’m having trouble finding easily finding any subbed episodes (that are on any sites that I trust). And any official MNET clips of the show seem to be unavailable on Korean YouTube… so sadly, I do not have anything to link here (T_T) Although I don’t think you really need to watch SIXTEEN to become a fan of TWICE – especially now after so much time has passed – I’m sure there are people who are curious about it. So since I can’t put up any links or embed any videos, I’ll give a brief summary of what happened on the show instead.
The premise was that there were sixteen female trainees at JYP Entertainment who were being considered for the company’s next girl group. At the start of the show, the company divided the girls into two groups: Major and Minor. The girls who were in Major were the ones who were considered on track to debut, and the girls in Minor were the ones the company felt needed a little more work to be ready. Throughout the show, the two groups faced off each other on missions and trainees were constantly switched from Major to Minor and vice versa. JYP himself was very involved in the show and made a lot of those placement decisions himself. He also eliminated several of the show’s contestants in the earlier episodes (it was left up to fan votes towards the end). If you want a more detailed summary of what happened in each episode, you can look at the Wikipedia article here.
In my opinion, the main thing to know about SIXTEEN is that there was a “controversy” of sorts at the end. In the final episode, there were seven official winners of the show: Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Dahyun, Mina, Sana, Chaeyoung, and Jihyo. Tzuyu made it to the finals but was eliminated along with the other remaining contestants, and Momo had actually been eliminated several episodes beforehand. However, JYP made a surprise announcement that he was going to add them to TWICE: Tzuyu because she was the most popular with the online voters, and Momo because he and the staff at JYP felt that she was very hard-working and talented. While this is obviously not a big deal now, it definitely was at the time because that announcement came out of left field – neither the audience nor any of the contestants were expecting it.
Many of the other eliminated trainees on SIXTEEN went on to make their debuts as well. In the most famous case, Jeon Somi competed on the first season of Produce 101 and won, becoming the center and face of I.O.I. She returned to JYP after I.O.I’s disbandment, but eventually left and moved to YG’s sub label The Black Label. She debuted as a soloist in 2019. Chaeyeon, who was the first contestant eliminated from SIXTEEN, joined WM Entertainment (Oh My Girl’s agency) and competed on Produce 48. She is now a member of IZ*ONE. Meanwhile, her younger sister Chaeryeong was the only trainee to remain at JYP and debuted as a member of ITZY last year. Eunsuh, Jiwon, and Natty competed on the survival show Idol School in 2017, with Jiwon becoming one of the members of fromis_9. Natty recently debuted as a soloist in 2020.
The first season of TWICE TV was before TWICE’s official debut and was to get to know the members better. You can click on the link below to go to the episode on V-Live (I can’t embed them here).
TWICE’s web series that documented their debut and “Like Ooh Ahh” promotions. Click the text below to go to the episode on V-Live.