Posts Tagged ‘variety shows’

All Weekend Variety Programs Cancelled

Due to the Sewol Ferry tragedy that occurred on April 16, weekend variety programs have been cancelled for April 19 and 20.

KBS, MBC, and SBS announced on April 19, they would be cancelling all variety shows due to the continuance of the sorrow and mourning that is taking place throughout Korea following the Sewol Ferry tragedy.

On April 19, KBS 2TV’s “Immortal Songs,” “Entertainment Weekly,” and “Human Condition” will be cancelled. On MBC, “We Got Married,” and “Infinity Challenge” will be cancelled.” And on SBS, “Star Junior Show Bungeoppang,” and “Star King” will be cancelled. Cultrual program, “I Want to Know It” was originally scheduled to air, but it will be replaced with a news report.

On April 20, KBS 2TV’s “Happy SundaySuperman Returns, 1 Night 2 Days,” “Gag Concert” MBC’s “Section TV Entertainment Relay,” “Sunday NightDaddy, Where Are We Going? Real Men,” and SBS’ “1000 Song Challenge,” and “Good SundayRoommate, Running Man” will be cancelled

Thursday Night Dramas Were Scheduled Then Cancelled

Although two of the major broadcasters in Korea scheduled dramas for Thursday night, hoping to catch up on Wednesday night"s missed programming, they ultimately decided against it. The networks cancelled the night"s dramas and instead expanded news coverage of the Jindo ferry disaster.

Shows that focused on singing and comedy seemed especially inappropriate given that the terrible events have plunged the nation into mourning.

The disaster took place when a ferry capsized on its way to Jeju Island. Most of the passengers were students on a field trip.

According to the South Korean Coast Guard, so far 179 of the ferry"s passengers have been rescued and 25 bodies have been recovered. Another 271 passengers are still missing and, despite ongoing rescue efforts, time may be running out for them

Kim Soo Hyun, Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye and Jun Ji Hyun Seek To Postpone Events

The Jindo ferry disaster, which so far has resulted in at least 28 deaths, has prompted four top Hallyu stars to request a postponement in promotional activities schedules for this weekend.

Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye were set to attend a three-day Hallyu Star Family Concert in Seoul this weekend but considering the tragedy, the stars asked to postpone the event. Lotte cancelled events for this weekend but insisted that today"s event, which was arranged for international fans must proceed as planned.

The stars" representatives officially requested a postponement, saying that the entire nation was in a state of grief and that to hold a concert in these circumstances would be inappropriate. The celebrities are following their conscience but Lotte remained firm in their stance. They said that many fans had flown into Korea for the event and would find it difficult to attend the event if it was postponed

“Lee.Bahl.Show” Cancels April Concert Due to Ferry Tragedy

The organizers behind “Lee.Bahl.Show” announced that they have decided to cancel the monthly concert due to the recent Jindo ferry tragedy.

On April 16, a ferry traveling from Incheon to Jeju Island carrying 475 passengers sank off the coast of Jindo. Over 300 of the passengers were students from Danwon High School in Ansan, taking a school trip.

Many in the entertainment industry are grieving with the rest of the nation. Some artists have quickly postponed their comebacks and concerts that were scheduled within the month while broadcasts have cancelled the airing of dramas, variety shows, and music programs.

However, some celebrities will have to go on with their pre-scheduled events despite wanting to postpone them to grieve with the rest of the nation such as Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye as well as Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji Hyun

EXO Delays Comeback Due to Ferry Tragedy

Boy group, EXO, is delaying its comeback due to the Sewol Ferry tragedy that took place in Korea on April 16.

SM Entertainment announced on April 18 through EXO’s official homepage that the release of the group’s new mini album, which was originally scheduled for April 21, has been postponed.

The agency stated, “After discussing with the EXO members regarding the release of their new album and their promotion activities in Korea, we have decided to postpone the release of their new mini album “Overdose,” which was originally scheduled to release on April 21.”

The statement continued, “The decision has been made to offer our condolences to the victims and our hopes and wishes that the missing persons will return back safely. We ask the fans who have been waiting for the release of the album for their understanding and patience

Most Drama Broadcasts Return to Normal Tonight, Variety Shows Canceled

In light of the recent Sewol Ferry tragedy, many TV networks are canceling the broadcast of their variety shows and dramas today, Thursday April 17, out of respect and to broadcast news updates.

KBS is canceling the broadcast of its Thursday night variety show, “Happy Together.” It will, however, air an episode of its daily drama ”Sky Angel” and the third episode of its prime-time Wednesday-Thursday drama, ”Golden Cross,” whose broadcast was moved to today after its cancellation yesterday.

MBC will continue to air its daily dramas “Shining Romance” and “Mother’s Garden.” The airing of the pilot episode of Kang Ho Dong‘s new variety show, “Star Gazing,” has been canceled for tonight

Choo Sung Hoon to Transform into Villain for ‘Triangle’

Choo Sung Hoon will be showing the baddest side of him in the upcoming drama Triangle.

On April 17, the production team of MBC’s Triangle revealed that Choo Sung Hoon will be making a special drama appearance.

Well known and loved for his ‘daddy’ image in Superman is Back, Choo Sung Hoon will be making a 180 degree turn as he takes on the role of the money chasing villain in the drama.

This is not Choo Sung Hoon’s first drama appearance, however. Back in 2011,Triangle’s production company Taewon Entertainment was working on Athena and asked Choo Sung Hoon to act as a special agent, facing Cha Seung Won in a one on one action battle.

The reason Choo Sung Hoon accepted the offer to make cameo appearance, despite his busy schedules of filming variety shows and commercials, is due to his personal connections to the CEO of Taewon Entertainment, Jung Tae Won

Dramas and Variety Shows Cancels to Focus on Sunken Ferry

Wednesday night was without entertainment as the entire nation put its focus on the tragedy of the ferry that sank near Jindo in the early mornings of April 16.

The ferry was holding more than 400 passengers with the majority being students on a class field trip to Jejudo. Six have been confirmed dead with close to 300 still missing.

As information about the tragedy began to spread, broadcast stations quickly made the decision to cancel all drama and variety show programs and aired news specials on the incoming updates on the incident.

It is unclear if broadcasts will run as scheduled on April 17.

We send our deepest condolences and prayers.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


1. SBS Three Days Cancelled

Lee Seung Gi reveals his thoughts after Kang Ho Dong left “Strong Heart”

Although Lee Seung Gi did an amazing job as the sole MC of “Strong Heart” after Kang Ho Dong”s leave, he revealed that it wasn”t as easy as it appeared and he felt like running away several times because of the responsibility and pressure.

On the April 14th broadcast of Lee Sun Hee‘s special on SBS‘ ‘Healing Camp’, Lee Seung Gi opened up about suddenly taking on the role as ‘Strong Heart’s only MC. He said, ”Also being a main MC at such a young age… Personally, I think I especially had a really difficult time when Kang Ho Dong wasn’t there for a short time. I wanted to run away a couple of times a day. Around 20 to 25 guests come on, and bringing the celebrities together and carrying [the show] by myself was extremely difficult because I wasn’t prepared for it.”

He went on, “Since I haven’t been doing variety shows for about two years and I reflected on myself when I used to do a lot of variety shows and was active, there are times when I feel like I had really competitive sense when it comes to things I say

‘Roommate’ teases viewers with character cards for Park Bom, Lee Dong Wook, and Park Min Woo

“Roommate” unveiled the character cards for 2NE1″s Park Bom, Lee Dong Wook, and Park Min Woo!

Following the character cards for After School“s Nana5urprise“s Seo Kang JunShin Sung Woo, and Hong Soo Hyun, Park Bom, Lee Dong Wook, and Park Min Woo were up next and were introduced by their age, career, as well as three charms or interesting facts about themselves.

Park Bom (31, Singer)

- World class TOP artist!

- An unidentified variety show object(?) [a play on words from UFO - unidentified flying object] who will make a path in variety shows

- Feed her anything once she wakes up



Lee Dong Wook (34, Actor)

- Endless manner King

- Unstoppable MC instinct

- Roommate”s “collector of female hearts”



Park Min Woo (27, Actor)

- “Heart stealer” who has stolen the hearts of noonas

- A hidden dating master

- A fiery competitive spirit! “Fire flower boy”

“Roommate” will premiere on the 20th, but until then, look out for more character cards and teasers to come!