The premiere of SBS’ new variety program, “Roommate,” has been postponed to May. The show was originally scheduled to begin airing on April 20; however, the airing of the show was canceled due to the Sewol Ferry accident.
SBS previously announced the show would be postponed to April 27. However, the April 27 broadcast was also canceled, and the show is expected to premiere on May 4.
“Roommate” is a reality show that records the life of celebrities who live together in one house. The roommates consists of actor Lee Dong Wook, singer and actor Shin Sung Woo, model and host Lee So Ra, actress Hong Soo Hyun, 2NE1’s Park Bom, After School’s Nana, comedian Jo Se Ho, actor Seo Kang Joon, actor Park Min Woo, ultimate fighter Song Ga Yeon, and EXO’s Chanyeol. It has been reported the 11 cast members filmed for the first episode of the show last month for 4 nights and 5 days.
Meanwhile, due to the Sewol Ferry tragedy that swept the nation on April 16, television networks have been canceling their variety programs replacing them with news reports and other shows dealing with current affairs.