After the announcement of Superboys renewal for 2009, Shanghai Media Group, who decided in 2006 to create a show that would promote a new generation of stars in China called My Hero, was also looked to expectantly to make an announcement.
Chinese entertainment does not really work on a system where companies find potential-idols at a young age and train them, and since Chinese companies usually sign people with a certain degree of fame already, this was a welcome way to help (usually) well-rounded, talented guys get their names out there and known to entertainment companies.
BoBo was formed from the 2007 season of the show, since during the show Jing Boran and Fu Xinbo became best friends, and Hua Yi Brothers quickly saw their potential as a duo and signed them. This group has since become one of the show’s most popular alumni (although debatable if most successful). Like Superboys, the show was put on hold during the Olympics, and was in a state of limbo, but it is reported that for 2009, they will renew this show except it will be focused on girls, and trying to create new female stars. The new version is tentatively called “Cinderella”.
However, this is not an official announcement, but rather inside information. It does however, seem fully likely that this will happen.
I am happy (since I loved My Hero aka Jia You Hao Nan Er) and was really hoping that they’d renew it, but I don’t quite care so much about a girl version. All the same, I hope this will bring out previously undiscovered talents.