Watch: Former Leaders Of After School, Jewelry, And Wonder Girls Join Show About Moms Returning As Idols
tvN is launching a new variety program starring veteran idols who are making a long-awaited return to the stage!
“Mama the Idol” (literal title) will showcase the return of legendary stars who are also mothers. After taking some time off to give birth and raise their children, they will make a comeback as shining idols. Female stars who were once active as girl group members or actresses will be produced as a new girl group and receive training.
The first teaser for the show reveals After School’s Kahi, Jewelry’s Park Jung Ah, and Wonder Girls’ Sunye transforming back into idols. For Sunye and Kahi, who live abroad with their families, participating in this project was not an easy decision.
Sunye says, “After getting married and spending time focusing on my family, 10 years had passed.” Park Jung Ah reveals, “Sometimes, I have a longing for the stage.” Kahi remarks that this will probably be her last chance on stage, and Park Jung Ah shares her desire to be seen as an idol rather than a mom when she’s on stage.
At the end, they share how long it has been since they each performed on stage. It is Kahi’s first performance in 3464 days, Park Jung Ah’s first time on stage in 4353 days, and Sunye’s first performance in 3231 days.
Hong Jin Kyung, Do Kyung Wan, Lee Chan Won, and WOODZ (Cho Seung Youn) will be appearing as helpers who will aid in bringing these stars back to the stage. They are ready to look for producers, work as their managers, and more.
PD (producing director) Min Chul Gi commented, “I am thankful towards Kahi, Park Jung Ah, and Sunye who have made the decision to appear on the show. I hope that everyone will have a warm year-end with this throwback to the old times and the legendary stages by these stars who are just as amazing as they were during their heyday. Please show lots of interest in the new challenge taken on by these celebrities who were stars before they became moms.”
“Mama the Idol” will premiere on December 10 at 8:40 p.m. KST.
Check out the teaser below!
Watch Park Jung Ah in “Glamorous Temptation” here: