MBC’s “2017 Idol Star Athletics Championships,” which usually airs during Chuseok, has released a statement regarding its recording schedule.
On September 4, a source from MBC stated, “The scheduled recording for ‘2017 Idol Star Athletics Championships’ has been canceled. However, the program itself has only been tentatively postponed.”
MBC had previously stated that regardless of the general strike, the “2017 Idol Star Athletics Championships” would proceed filming using supplementary workers, with the scheduled recording to take place on September 4 and 11. MBC had also been discussing whether to use outside recruitment in place of PD Heo Hang and his production team, who are currently on the company-wide strike.
Meanwhile, one news outlet reported that filming for the “2017 Idol Star Athletics Championships” was completely canceled, and that MBC was going to announce whether or not the cast appearances for the show were canceled as well. However, MBC’s sources stated that only the scheduled recording was canceled, and that the program itself was only tentatively postponed.