Chuseok 2011 TV Guide


Chuseok, as many already know, is a major holiday in Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month.  It celebrates the end of the fall harvest season.  The thanksgiving holiday is celebrated over three days, when traditionally people visit their hometowns, pay respects to ancestors and put on feasts with songpyeon 
(rice cakes) and wine. 

In the entertainment world, however, it is the time for specials. We tried to gather information on what’s going to be on air over the Chuseok Festival to give you an idea on your holiday viewing. Without further ado, presenting the Chuseok 2011 TV Guide.*


3rd Idol Star Athletics Championship

Idol Star Athletic Championship

MBC; Sept. 13 (Tues), 5:30 PM

Third Idol Star Athletic Championship competition in track and field events; MC’d by Kim Jae Dong and Boom

Featuring: 2PM, 5Dolls, 8Eight, A Pink, B1A4, Boyfriend, Brave Girls, CSJH Dana and Sunday,  Dal Shabet, Dalmatian, Davichi, f(x), FT Island, Infinite, Jewelry, K.Will, MBLAQ, miss A, Mighty Mouth, Nine Muses, Rainbow, Rania, SHINee, Sistar, Sunny Hill, Super Junior, T-ara, Teen Top, TRAX, U-Kiss, X Cross, ZE:A, G.Na, Hwanhee, Kwon Ri Sae, David Oh, Baek Chung Gang, No Ji Hoon, Lee Tae Kwon, Son Jin Young, Min Kyung Hoon, Han Groo


PSY’s Summer Standing Show

SBS; Sept. 10 (Sat), 12:35 AM

Broadcast of PSY’s concert held on Aug. 9

Featuring: PSY

K-Pop All Star Live in Niigata

K-Pop All Star Live in Niigata

MBC; Sept. 11 (Sun), 11:00 PM

Korean airing of the charity concert in celebration of MBC’s 50th anniversary, with press conference and behind-the-scene clips

Featuring: 2AM, 2PM, 4Minute, Beast, CN Blue, Infinite, Kara, Norazo, Secret, Sistar, SNSD and Teen Top

Invincible Baseball Team – Dream Stadium Concert Special

KBS; Sept. 13 (Tues), 6:00 PM

A benefit concert held by the Invincible Baseball Team to gather funds for the Dream Stadium Project

Featuring: DJ DOC, BEAST, Sistar, SHINee, U-Kiss


Protect the Boss X-Files

SBS; Sept. 10 (Sat), 11:00 PM

A 110-minute-long special that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the drama “Protect the Boss”

Featuring: Ji Sung, Choi Kang Hee, Jaejoong,


Noriko Goes to Seoul

Noriko Goes to Seoul


 KBS; Sept. 10 (Sat), 11:20 PM

Japanese ajumma fan goes to Seoul and meets with an always-rejected idol singer

Featuring: FT Island’s Lee Hong Ki and Takashima Reiko

The Great Present

SBS; Sept. 11 (Sun), 11:10 PM

Story of a blind girl and the love for family

Featuring: Han Ji Hye


Brown Eyed Girls
Brown Eyed Girls Thump Thump

 KBS; Sept. 12 (Mon), 5:00 PM

Brown Eyed Girls help six Chinese girls with heart problems

Featuring: Brown Eyed Girls

Talk and Variety

Dalgona (Chuseok special)

SBS; Sept. 12 (Mon), 11:00 AM

Chuseok episode of the talk-variety show where celebrities in the studio talk live to the people in their hometowns to exchange stories about their youth

Featuring: Guests SNSD’s Yuri and Sooyoung

Star Couple Challenge

 SBS; Sept. 12 (Mon), 6:10 PM

Celebrities form into couples and compete against each other  with couple performances

Featuring: Jaekyung + Lee Juno, Gu Jun Yeob + Eunjung, Lee Teuk + Ye Ji Won, Kwanghee + Han Ji Woo, Moon Hee Jun + Suzy, Jinwoon + Soyeon, Joon Park + Kim Ji Hye, Lee Changmin + Hyorin, Lee Joon + Kim Chung, Park Eun Kyung + Kim Hwan, Heo Kyung Hwan + G.NA, Lee Jae Yoon + Victoria, Kim Kyung Jin + Kim Na Young; MCs Lee Su Geun, Jang Yoon Jung

Comedy – Korea vs. Japan

 KBS; Sept. 12 (Mon), 7:25 PM

Comedians from Korea and Japan compete against each other

Featuring: Kim Byung Man, Kim Joon Ho, Kim Daehee, Park Sung Kwang, Jung Tae Ho

Star Auction Show

MBC; Sept. 13 (Tues), 11:10 AM

Various celebrity-owned items will be auctioned off to a group of 200 people in the studio

Featuring: Park Myung Soo, Choi Soo Jong, Seo In Young, SNSD YoonA

I Am a Singer

I Am a Singer – Best of the Best

MBC; Sept. 13 (Tues), 3:50 PM

A look at some of the best moments of “I Am a Singer”

Featuring: MC Boom

I Am a Trot Singer

MBC; Sept. 13 (Tues), 6:10 PM

Special trot version of “I Am a Singer”

Featuring: Jang Yoon Jung (also MC’ing), Shim Soo Bong, Nam Jin, Tae Jin Ah, Song Dae Kwan

Hallyu Olympics

KBS; Sept. 13 (Tues), 6:10 PM

22 K-Pop teams from six countries compete

Featuring: MCs Boom, Lee Teuk, Jo Hye Ryeun, and SBS announcer Choi Ki Hwan


Star Affection Village

Star Affection Village

SBS; Sept. 13 (Tues), 8:40 PM

Celebrity version of the dating program “Couple,” where participants match up into couples and get to know each other

Featuring: Super Junior Donghae, Kim Young Jin, Park Hyun Bin, Choi Hyun Woo, Kim Joo Woo, Hwang Jin Noh, Jewelry Kim Eun Jung, Kim Ha Eun, Lee Hae In, Ahn Jin Kyung

Singers and Trainees (tentative title)

MBC; Sept. 13 (Tues), 11:15 PM

Trainees and new singers who have a hard time getting screen time come out with senior singers in a survival-style program

Featuring: Kim Yun Woo

Check out a preview of the SBS Chuseok Specials:

*Information herein are based on published sources as of press time.  The list may be incomplete.  Further, any changes in details and broadcast schedule is due to discretion of the respective networks.

With reporting by lordbordem and shyangz

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