Recently, reports surfaced that the variety show “Happy Together Season 3” was planning to go through a major change.
According to a broadcast insider, a staff of the KBS variety show had carefully said that all the MCs, except for Yoo Jae Suk, were leaving the show as part of efforts to revamp the program. The reports described how the changes in MCs had been announced to the current hosts, Yoo Jae Suk, Park Myung Soo, Park Mi Sun, and Shin Bong Sun, in order to prepare them for their departure. A representative commented, “I know that the departing hosts will be recording their last episode soon.” Moreover, another representative said, “Park Myung Soo and Shin Bong Sun have been on ‘Happy Together‘ for seven years, while Park Mi Sun for six years. The staff and MCs all felt that there needed to be a change in the ‘Sauna Talk’ corner.”
However, “Happy Together Season 3’s” camera producer, Jung Hee Sub, denied the news of the MCs’ departure. On March 1, the producer expressed to Sports Seoul, “It is true that we are deliberating on changing the format of the show. However, since we do not have an official decision, we will continue to go with the old format. Furthermore, the news about all the departure of all the MCs, expect for Yoo Jaesuk, is false.” With the clarification by the camera producer, it can be deduced that the MCs will not be leaving in the future.
The KBS variety show first started back in 2001 with the MCs Shin Dong Yup and Lee Hyori. The show garnered much popularity, averaging weekly ratings of 20%. Yet currently, the third season of “Happy Together” is struggling with its ratings, recording an average weekly viewership of less than 10%.