Fans of tvN’s daily sitcom “Potato Star” and the JTBC series “Secret Love Affair” can finally get back on track to what has been happening with their favorite characters as the programs return to normal programming on cable TV starting this week.
“Potato Star,” which has been off the air since April 17, will resume airing today, April 28, while “Secret Love Affair,” will resume broadcast with its 11th and 12th episode today and tomorrow, (April 28 and 29) respectively.
Earlier, various television networks including tvN and CJ E&M affiliate JTBC canceled the airing of dramas, variety programs, as well as educational programs since April 16 to show respect for the victims of the Sewol Ferry tragedy and to make way for special news programs.
tvN also shows its sensitivity to the issue, announcing that they will remove the laughing sound effects in “Potato Star” and proceed with editing the show’s contents with caution.
On April 16, the Sewol Ferry traveling from Incheon to Jeju Island, carrying 476 people, mostly secondary (middle) school students from Danwon High School (Ansan City), capsized for reasons still unknown to the public. As of April 26, a total of 187 deaths have been confirmed, 174 people have been rescued, and 115 people are still missing.
“Potato Star” is broadcast every Monday to Thursday, 8:50 p.m. (KST) on tvN while “Secret Love Affair” is on JTBC every Monday and Tuesday, 9:50 p.m. (KST).