Lunar New Year Pilot Variety Programs Vying for Regular Programming

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Typically, Lunar New Year is the time for numerous variety programs to test the waters with a pilot episode. Afterwards, some make the cut, while some ultimately never see the light. This year, yet another slew of variety programs will be vying for that regular time slot.

MBC has prepared two pilots: “My Little Television” and “Mystery Music Show Mask King.”

“My Little Television,” set to air on February 22, is an experimental program where celebrities like Kim Gura, AOA‘s Choa, Hong Jin Young, and Jung Joon Il will compete with their own self-produced internet broadcasts,  a phenomenon that has seen immense popularity in Korea.

“Mystery Music Show Mask King” is a singing competition where singers compete with just their voice, while wearing a mask. EXID‘s Solji won on the pilot with her powerful performance.

KBS prepared one pilot programming, “Star with Two Jobs,” scheduled to air on February 21. Stars who have hardcore hobbies will have a chance to interact with non-celebs about those hobbies. Girls’ Generation‘s Yuri, Rainbow‘s Jaekyung, and Fly to the Sky‘s Brian will all transform into instructors to teach people about their passions.

SBS has prepared the most pilots, with four in tow: “Burning Youth,” “Some Boy Some Girl,” “Take Care of My Dad,” and “Prodigy Finder.”

Two of them are dating-related, as “Burning Youth” is a show where middle-aged single celebrities have a chance to travel together at a possible shot at romance, while “Some Boy Some Girl” saw celebrities living together in one house to “search for the true love.”

“Prodigy Finder” will see MC Jun Hyun Moo travel the country to visit child prodigies with extraordinary talents.

“Take Care of My Dad” will portray middle-aged male celebrities spending quality time with their daughters, rekindling their bond.

Which show sounds the most promising as a regular show?