“Hello Counselor” Releases Official Statement About A Second Season
After rumors earlier this summer that KBS’s “Hello Counselor” was coming to an end, the show has released an official statement about their future.
On September 24, the production staff of “Hello Counselor” stated, “Season 1 will end with Episode 431 on September 30. But we will definitely return to viewers with a new second season.”
The staff continued, “We are deeply grateful for the love and support sent to us by viewers over the years. This is not the end, but rather the end of a season, so instead of regrets, we’re full of anticipation. We will take a short break and use this opportunity to create an even better ‘Hello Counselor’ in Season 2.”
It was also reported that Shin Dong Yup was leaving the show with the end of the first season and had already worked things out with the production staff. However, a source from Shin Dong Yup’s agency, SM C&C, told DongA.com, “We have never discussed Shin Dong Yup leaving the show.”
“Hello Counselor” began airing in 2010 and has kept its Monday night time slot for almost 10 years. The show invites ordinary people to share their real concerns with a panel of celebrities in front of a live studio audience.
The show has won several awards in its own right and also won entertainment awards for hosts Shin Dong Yup and Lee Young Ja. Its average viewership rating for 2019 was 5.2 percent, a slight increase from 2018’s average of 4.9 percent.