KBS Continues to Cancel Variety Programs for the Coming Week

It has been reported KBS will be canceling all variety shows for the whole fourth week of April. KBS announced through its broadcast roster on April 20 regarding its plan on which programs will be broadcasted. The most significant change is that all 11 PM variety programs from April 21 to April 25 have been cancelled. “Hello Counselor,” which airs every Monday and “Our Neighborhood Arts and Physic...

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All Weekend Variety Programs Cancelled

Due to the Sewol Ferry tragedy that occurred on April 16, weekend variety programs have been cancelled for April 19 and 20. KBS, MBC, and SBS announced on April 19, they would be cancelling all variety shows due to the continuance of the sorrow and mourning that is taking place throughout Korea following the Sewol Ferry tragedy. On April 19, KBS 2TV’s “Immortal Songs,” “Entertainment Weekly,” and ...

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ZE:A’s Dongjun Stars in Short Drama and Donates Talent for Charity

ZE:A’s Dongjun has taken on the leading role along with actress Kim Bo Ra in “Climbing the Sky Wall” (working title), a special short drama created to help raise awareness for disabled people. The cast attended the production presentation of the drama on April 16 held at the Deoksung Girl’s Middle school in Songhyun-dong, Seoul, receiving the cheer of 300 female middle school students. “Climbing t...

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Akdong Musician’s “Galaxy” Ruled Unfit for Broadcast by KBS

KBS has been on a roll lately. On April 16, it was revealed that KBS banned one of Akdong Musician’s songs, “Galaxy,” from the duo’s debut album “Play.” The reasoning was that the lyrics of the song include the word ‘galaxy’ a total of nine times, which could potentially lead listeners to think that it is an endorsement for the Samsung brand of the same name. MBC and SBS, however, did not fi...

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Mad Clown and Eddy Kim’s Songs Ruled Unfit for Broadcast

KBS recently ruled some of rapper Mad Clown and singer Eddy Kim’s songs unfit for broadcast. Mad Clown’s “Gum,” “Kkeng Cost,” and “Stalker,” and Eddy Kim’s “Slow Dance” were banned. Mad Clown’s “Gum” was banned because the lyrics include the brand name ‘Mercedes,’ and “Kkeng Cost” because the title and lyrics include the word ‘kkeng cost,’ a slang expression referring to someone ...

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KBS Plans to Enter the Friday Drama Wars

As one of the older broadcasters, KBS has one of the most packed schedules of any broadcaster. KBS is represented in pretty much ever genre and time slot, with programs spread across its two channels. However one area that KBS has ignored up till now is the recently popular late Friday night drama slot. That however might soon be changing with reports claiming that KBS plans to join this lucrative...

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Girls’ Generation to Perform With Male Dancers Onstage for the First Time

Girls’ Generation will be dancing with male dancers onstage for the first time since its debut for it’s new track, “Mr.Mr.” Since their debut in 2007 with “Into the New World,” members of Girls’ Generation have never been onstage with male dancers. It will be the girls’ first time in six years since their debut to work with male dancers. Girls’ Generation will begin its comeback stages with “Mr.Mr...

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KBS Bans Lee Su Geun, Tony Ahn, Tak Jae Hoon and Song In Hwa for Social Misconduct

Celebrities Lee Su Geun, Tony Ahn and Tak Jae Hoon and comedian Song In Hwa have been officially been banned from appearing on KBS programs. KBS convened a special committee meeting on February 27, which resulted in the decision to suspend the aforementioned celebrities from appearing on broadcasts. Tony Ahn, Lee Su Geun and Tak Jae Hoon were indicted for illegal gambling last year, resulting in 6...

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