Excluding music shows, weekend variety shows will begin to return in their normal broadcast schedules starting this week. After halting the broadcasts of all variety programs since the tragic Sewol ferry attack two weeks ago, broadcast companies have decided to start broadcasting new episodes of weekend variety shows.
Starting from May 3, KBS 2TV‘s “Entertainment Weekly,” MBC‘s “We Got Married,” “Infinity Challenge,” and “Change the World Quiz,” and SBS‘ “Star Junior Show” and “Star King” will start to broadcast new episodes on their regular schedules. On May 4, KBS 2TV’s “Super Man Returns” and “1 Night, 2 Days,” MBC’s “Daddy! Where Are We Going?” and SBS’ “Running Man” and “Roommate” will also broadcast on their regular time slot. MBC’s “Real Men” will not air on Sunday.
Although weekend variety shows will begin to broadcast in their normal schedules, the broadcasts of music shows and comedy programs will still be postponed until a later date. KBS 2TV’s “Music Bank,” “Immortal Song,” and “Gag Concert,” MBC’s “Show! Music Core” and “Comedy Road,” and SBS’ “Ootchasa” and “Inkigayo” will not be broadcasted this weekend.
In regards to the postponed shows, a broadcast representative expressed, “The Sewol tragedy has not been concluded so a change in broadcast schedule is quite possible.”
Our best wishes to the rescue efforts of those involved in the Sewol ferry tragedy.