It was announced that SMAP’s Nakai Masahiro, actress Esumi Makiko, and idol group AKB48 has been chosen as the MC for a yet-to-be-titled music program on TBS which will start in the middle of April. The music show will feature three or four artist groups every week, and will comprise of performance and discussion segments.
AKB48 member Takahashi Minami commented, “For AKB48, this is our first experience to be the regular MC for music program. All members are very excited about this.” Every week, around 10-16 Senbatsu AKB48 members will appear on the program along with Nakai and Esumi, and two or three of those members will take turns as the MCs.
The new music program will be aired every Tuesday at 9:00 PM on TBS.