Mnet Producing a New ‘Blind’ Singer Survival Show

Cable channel Mnet will be making a call for the country’s best vocalists to participate in a singing survival show. On April 22, an Mnet official said in a phone call with MBN Star, “Mnet is producing a new show called ‘Battle of Master Vocalists’ (working English title), where the best vocalists from different genres will come together and compete.” They continued, “We’re in the process of casti...

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Gil to Leave MBC’s “Infinity Challenge,” MBC Releases Apology Statement

On April 23, MBC released a statement saying, “First and foremost, we bow our heads and apologize to our viewers. We sincerely apologize for worrying our viewers with the news of Gil’s drunk driving incident, which took place in the early morning of April 23.” “We are very sorry to inform our viewers with bad news especially during a time when the whole nation is under grief and having a rough tim...

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Dynamic Duo’s Choiza to Possibly Join “The Human Condition 2″ Cast

After filling in for Kim Giri on the recording of “The Human Condition 2,” Choiza of hip-hop group Dynamic Duo is currently in talks to be a recurring member on the KBS variety show. Representative from KBS has said that although Choiza filled in for Kim Giri, they are still considering numerous factors before bringing him on as a recurring member. Choiza replaced Kim Giri on the first...

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M!Countdown Will Not Be Airing for the Second Week Running

Music program “M!Countdown,” along with Mnet’s main variety programs, will not be airing for the second week running. On April 22, CJ E&M revealed that Mnet “Beatles’ Code 3D,” “Wide Entertainment News,” and “M!Countdown” will all not be airing, which means that April 24 will be missing its main Mnet variety programs. Moreover, Onstyle’s “Get It Beauty,” to air on April 23, has been canceled, ...

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After School’s Uee in Talks to Join “Rules of the Jungle” in India

After School’s Uee is currently in talks to join the variety show “Rules of the Jungle,” to be held in India. An official at Pledis Entertainment said in a phone call with Newsen on April 22, “Uee has received a proposal to join SBS’s ‘Rules of the Jungle,’ and she is currently looking it over. No final decision has been made.” Director Park Mi Yeon, who was in charge of “Rules of the Jungle” in M...

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Woman In Her Thirties Discusses Her Dreams of Becoming an Idol on “Hello Counselor&#...

On the latest episode of KBS2TV’s talk show “Hello Counselor,” a young husband expressed his frustration over the dream of his wife. The husband revealed that his wife has attended over 60 music shows over the past nine months. He continued, “Her dream is to become an idol. I don’t know if she felt encouraged by the debut of Girl Hood, but she recently begun attending...

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KBS Programming Dominates TV Ratings After Ferry Disaster

This past week, the fourth week of April, was a complicated one  for TV programming in terms of broadcast. As most prime time variety shows and dramas were suspended while the nation waited anxiously for good news from the site of the Sewol ferry disaster, news programming and more serious broadcast like documentaries filled in the empty air time.  KBS programming swept the weekly rankings for rat...

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“Running Man” Cancels This Week’s Recording

As expected, the recording for future episodes of the SBS Sunday variety show “Running Man” was canceled this week. Recording for the show normally takes place on Monday and Tuesday, but filming for the entertainment oriented program was deemed inappropriate and difficult in the current situation. Filming for next week is also uncertain as the ferry disaster continues to grip the natio...

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Dynamic Duo’s Gaeko Confirmed as Recurring Member of Variety Show “The Human C...

Hip-hop star and Dynamic Duo member Gaeko is venturing into the Korean variety programming with KBS’ second season of “The Human Condition.” Gaeko joins season one members Kim Joon Ho, Kim Joon Hyun, and Jung Tae Ho, and new members Kim Giri and Jo Woo Jong as the second season cast line-up for the male edition. According to KBS reps, Gaeko joined the April 19 filming of the vari...

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