Stray Kids (Hangul: 스트레이 키즈) is a 2017 reality show created by JYP Entertainment and Mnet. It is a male idol debut project with the concept of winning the "trainees versus JYP" survival. It is currently airing on Mnet starting October 17, 2017 at 23:00 KST.
In late July 2017, it was reported that JYP Entertainment (JYPE), home to male idol groups—2PM and Got7, was rumored to premiere a new season of 2015 reality show Sixteen on the second half of the year, however it was revealed the next month that the agency would launch a male idol debut project with a completely different concept from Sixteen. The show was set to air in fall but the debut of the final line-up might happen in 2018.Rather than individuals surviving to become a team, the trainees would be working towards the goal of debuting altogether. The team was based on internal selection and trainees would perform their self-composed songs. They were judged on individual abilities and teamwork based on unexpected missions to win the "trainees versus JYP" survival. The show also featured the behind-the-scenes look at the daily lives of trainees and their showcase held in August.On September 21, JYPE revealed the show's title, Stray Kids, along with its logo and social media channels. Five days later, a music video teaser of a song titled "Hellevator" was released. The full version was scheduled to be released on October 3 but was pushed back to the 6th. The first image teaser featuring the nine members was unveiled on the 9th.