“Immortal Songs” Goes Off-Air For The First Time In 6 Years As Result Of KBS Strike
The popular music variety program “Immortal Songs” will not be airing this week as a result of the ongoing strike at KBS.
On November 25, the KBS variety department reported that the planned episode of “Immortal Songs” this week was canceled. Instead, they will be airing a rerun of the October special “Introducing My Friend.”
This is the first time in six years that “Immortal Songs 2” has gone off-air. As a result of the KBS strike, which began in September, several variety shows have met with various degrees of canceling, such as “2 Days & 1 Night,” “The Return of Superman,” and “Happy Together,” but “Immortal Songs” had not been affected until now.
When the strike began, “Immortal Songs” continued their basic filming with head PDs stepping in to direct, but the show finally decided to take a hiatus due to lack of personnel. Recently the situation regarding the KBS strike has become more severe after 11 variety department heads and team leaders handed in their resignations on November 21.
Although other shows like “Gag Concert” and “The Unit” have continued to air, KBS’s end-of-year awards ceremonies have also been thrown into doubt as a result of the strike.
Meanwhile, you can watch the latest episode of “Immortal Songs” below: