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New season of ’1N2D’ is close to finalizing its cast
New Season Of ’1N2D’ Is Close To Finalizing Its Cast

New season of ’1N2D’ is close to finalizing its cast

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Theres a valuable lesson to be learned from SBSs Family Outing, which came to an end in 2010 after boasting some of the highest TV ratings. The second season featured some of todays hottest stars, such as 2AMs Jo Kwon, Girls Generation member YoonA, 2PMs Taecyeon, and Super Juniors Kim Heechul; however, it just didnt seem to catch on with the general public.

This failing is mostly due to the combination of a familiar concept with new faces. Variety programs are all about the different personalities on the show, and so even when the program and the activities on the show are the same, viewers enjoy watching the cast sharpen their wit on national television.

Once those cast members get switched out, however, theres a danger of fans leaving with them because they arent able to connect with the new members.

1N2D Season 2 : Who Stays and Who Leaves?
1N2D Season 2 : Who Stays And Who Leaves?

1N2D Season 2 : Who Stays and Who Leaves?

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There are many factors worth considering, such as the show's format, to keep the same name or to go for a new one, and most importantly the cast members. Apart from Lee Seung Gi who will be busy with making a debut in Japan, it has been reported that the rest of the team members Uhm Tae Woong, Eun Ji won, Lee Soo Geun and Kim Jong Min will still be part of the program.

It is known that KBS has been approaching at least three celebrities, Kim Hyun Joong, Sung Si Kyung and more recently actor Joo Won.

However, there is something that isn't quite definite. There is one member of the 1N2D team who didn't give an answer as to whether he planned to renew his contract or not. And this is the unknown factor which might make the next step difficult.

“1N2D” Season 2 Bids a Tearful Farewell and Releases Teaser for Season 3

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“1N2D” first aired six years ago on August 5, 2007 with members Kang Ho Dong, Noh Hong Chul, Eun Ji Won, Lee Soo Geun, and Kim Jong Min. However, the show reached its highest popularity with members Kang Ho Dong, Eun Ji Won, Lee Soo Geun, MC Mong, Lee Seung Gi, Kim C, and Kim Jong Min. Season two of 1N2D first aired on March 4, 2012 with members Lee Soo Geun, Kim Jong Min, Uhm Tae Woong, Cha Tae Hyun, Kim Seung Woo, Sung Shi Kyung, and Joo Won.  Along with the changing members of the show, 1N2D will also experience a change in production team as season three is expected to be produced under a different producer and staff team.

Season three of “1N2D” will consist of returning members Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jong Min, as well as new members Kim Joon Ho, Kim Joo Hyuk, Jung Joon Young, and Defcon. The new teaser for season three shows a unique approach to the show as the new members express their honesty in their lack of confidence to be funny. The different approach of season three has stirred anticipation as many have become curious of the chemistry between the members who form such an unlikely group.  “1N2D” season three will air its first episode on December 1 at 4:55pm (KST).

John Park Will Not Be a Part of “1N2D Season 3”
John Park Will Not Be A Part Of “1N2D Season 3”

John Park Will Not Be a Part of “1N2D Season 3”

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In regards to the new season, KBS’ producer Park Joong Min said, “Many people seem to be curious about season three’s new members. It is not finalized whether or not there will be four or five new members. We will let everyone know through an official statement. We have an outline of the concepts and subjects. We have not chosen an opening location as of now.”

Furthermore, the agencies of the new member candidates expressed, “Nothing has been verified yet,” carefully expressing the uncertain results.

Recently, KBS changed the entire production team of “1N2D.” With season two, featuring Yoo Hae Jin, Uhm Tae Woong, Lee Soo Geun, Cha Tae Hyun, Sung Shi Kyung, and Kim Jong Min, ending on November 24, the first episode of “1N2D Season 3” will broadcast on December 1.

KBS “1N2D” May Continue Without Season 2
Kbs “1N2D” May Continue Without Season 2

KBS “1N2D” May Continue Without Season 2

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If KBS decides to go with the same “1N2D” brand, the staff will face only minimal changes in the scriptwriter, directors, and some main cast members. The current producer of the show, Na Young Suk, will be replaced by Choi Jae Hyung, producer of “Unbeatable Baseball Team,” after the February 26 episode.

Despite rumors of a member change, including the casting of Kim Hyun Joong and Joo Won, this brings light to the possibility of perhaps keeping the current cast and format. Could this be a sign of Kang Ho Dong making a surprise return to the show?

Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jong Min Are the Only Remaining Members of “1N2D” for New Season
Cha Tae Hyun And Kim Jong Min Are The Only Remaining Members Of “1N2D” For New Season

Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jong Min Are the Only Remaining Members of “1N2D” for New Season

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“1N2D has been a part of Happy Sunday for a long time, and with the changes in production team and cast, we are actively preparing for Season 3. Current members Yoo Hae Jin, Uhm Tae Woong and Sung Shi Kyung have communicated their wishes to step down from the show to actively pursue their acting and music careers, while Lee Soo Geun will be taking some time away from the entertainment industry. We are currently looking for new members to take their places and preparing for the next season of ‘1N2D.’”

The department added, “The final journey with all six members took place on November 8 in Gangwon-do’s Goseong, and the final broadcast for Season 2 will air on November 24.”

“CP Seo Soo Min and PD Yoo Hae Jin are determined to revive and reinstate 1N2D as the pride of KBS variety.” We know there will be big changes in the cast, and it looks like we can expect huge changes in format as well.

Random Musing Short Edition - Reviewing The New Season of 1N2D And Some Articles Of Note
Random Musing Short Edition - Reviewing The New Season Of 1N2D And Some Articles Of Note

Random Musing Short Edition - Reviewing The New Season of 1N2D And Some Articles Of Note

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The program also flows differently. If you liked 1N2D for its fast paced antics and story then the new episode is going to disappoint you as well. This episode at least was much slower paced than the vast majority of prior 1N2D episodes. There was a lack of urgency that prior 1N2D had and everything just appeared much more laid back. It could also be that there was no competition during this first episode. The format of the prior 1N2D episodes were pretty much Competition to see who got to a location first - Some brief respite - Competition for Lunch - brief respite etc. The new episode was pretty much filled with just talking with each other and playing a few short games to fill in the time. A lot of this obviously has to do with the fact that it’s the first episode but it just feels like the new format will continue to be slower paced than the old season, which isn’t a bad thing perse since it might suit the cast a bit better. The old season was fast paced because it suited Kang Ho Dong’s style and they just retained it even after he left. The new cast will need to find its own pace and I just don’t believe it will be as fast paced as the old season was. The more they try to imitate the older episodes the more awkward it's going to get. The biggest job for the staff members will be transistioning as quickly and naturally as possible to a format to which they are comfortable working with. That could be completely different to the original concepts but if it suits the new cast members and staff better then so be it.

Finally let’s talk about the cast briefly. All the new members seem enthusiastic and they seem to gel together reasonably well.  The stand out of the group was definitely Cha Tae Hyun thou. He does seem to be a bit lazy at times but that’s always been his character but when he is talking, it’s usually funny and adds substance to the scene. My only worry with him is that he seems like the type that will burn out quickly and I’m just worried that he might run out of energy or ideas sooner rather than later. He hasn’t been a permanent member in variety show before, and while he has shown to be great in the occasional appearances, he needs to be able to maintain his motivation for the long run. The other new members all seemed fairly enthusiastic as well, especially Kim Seung Woo, who seemed to be trying very hard to acclimatize to the show. Some might say he might be trying a bit too hard but you can hardly fault someone being passionate about something. Joo Won and Sung Si Kyung seemed fairly comfortable with the environment and played their own part in the group along with the original members.

Will Joo Won Be the New Host of KBS "1N2D" Season Two?
Will Joo Won Be The New Host Of Kbs "1N2D" Season Two?

Will Joo Won Be the New Host of KBS "1N2D" Season Two?

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Fans took notice of how the youngest member of the cast, Joo Won, stood in the middle of the line during the shouting of the slogan.  Comments reveal opinions of surprise at Joo Won possibly taking the main role of the show.  Despite fan speculations, the true host of season two remains a mystery until the actual broadcast.  The teaser trailer shows different members mixing it up and standing in the center.

"1N2D" Season 2 Meets the Press
"1N2D" Season 2 Meets The Press

"1N2D" Season 2 Meets the Press

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All seven cast members of the “1N2D” Season 2 were present at the event in Seoul, including the cast members from Season 1, Kim Jong Min, Lee Soo Geun and Uhm Tae Woong. The occasion doubled with the formal presentation of the four new cast members, Kim Seung Woo, Cha Tae Hyun, Joo Won and Sung Si Kyung. It was the first time all Season 2 cast members were together apart from their first filming, which was reportedly completed on February 24.

“We saw that there was a lot of interest and expectations facing us, so that was a point of worry and concern. We know that, but despite that, I have decided to appear in this show,” Kim Seung Woo said as the opening for the new cast members. “I enjoyed the first shoot beyond what I initially thought. Also, it was going to be harder work than I thought. But I have happily met with these good folks and I think we could give you a good show.”

Cha Tae Hyun echoed the sentiment of the fun first shoot. “Personally, there are a lot of expectations,” he said. “We seem to have the a lot of attention pointing towards us. The first week will seem to be more a self-introduction, so I think the succeeding broadcasts will be more fun.”

1N2D Season 2, Lee SooGeun's Face 'Already Funny'
1N2D Season 2, Lee Soogeun's Face 'already Funny'

1N2D Season 2, Lee SooGeun's Face 'Already Funny'

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Actor Um TaeWoong revealed the filming scene of '1N2D Season 2'.

The first episode of 1N2D Season 2 will be aired on March 4th with the original members of Lee SooGeun, Um TaeWoong, and Kim Jongmin, along with 4 new members.