JTBC has announced that “Shinhwa Broadcast” has officially been cancelled.
Shinhwa members commented, “As the title of the program shows, ‘Shinhwa Broadcast’ comes together through Shinhwa, and with two members out, we decided that there was no meaning to ‘Shinhwa Broadcast.’ We discussed the cancellation of the show seriously with the production team.”
The final episode of “Shinhwa Broadcast” will air January 19.
The fate of “Shinhwa Broadcast” is uncertain, with talks currently going on about whether to discontinue the show.
A JTBC representative took a cautious stance, saying on December 26 that, “It is true that there is a discussion going on about whether ’Shinhwa Broadcast’ will be cancelled, but nothing is certain.”
“’Shinhwa Broadcast’ has Shinhwa’s name attached to it. Kim Dong Wan stepped down from the show to concentrate on his musical, while Andy is off the show following his gambling incident. So now there are meetings going on to decide if the show should go on.”
“Shinhwa Broadcast” Season 1 gained popularity for its unique format and the camaraderie between the Shinhwa members. The show was overhauled and aired the first episode of Season 2 on November 3 this year. Season 2 began with the slogan of “kind variety,” but with Kim Dong Wan’s absence and Andy’s departure, ratings dropped.
While it is unlikely that we’ll be seeing all six members together on screen anytime soon, will JTBC drop the show entirely? We’ll just have to wait and see how this plays out.