Sunday Shows, Including “Inkigayo” and “Running Man,” All Stopped While Dramas Continue to Air
The variety shows that were scheduled to air on Sunday, April 27 will be replaced with documentaries. Eleven days after the Sewol ferry accident, variety shows are still placed on hold as Korean television has been flooded with news reports regarding the tragedy. According to the three major broadcasting stations, Sunday night variety shows will not broadcast.
In replace of KBS‘ “Happy Sunday,” documentaries “A Trip with Scenery” and “Walking through the Earth” will be broadcasted during the time slot. Although KBS’ “Superman Returns” and “1 Night, 2 Days” were supposed to air from 4PM – 7PM (KST), it had been decided to halt the variety shows in light of the mourning country.
Furthermore, MBC’s “Sunday Sunday Night” will not broadcast “Real Men.” In place of the usual schedule of “Daddy, Where Are We Going? Season 2” and “Real Men,” the broadcast station will air a 100 minute highlight special of “Daddy, Where Are We Going?” starting from 6:15 PM (KST).
Although Sundays are the days which SBS airs its live music show, “Inkigayo,” the music show will be canceled for the day. In addition, instead of airing its usual “Good Sunday” broadcasts such as “Running Man,” SBS will instead show the documentary “The Last Tundra – Brothers of the Bears” starting from 5:35 PM (KST). Afterward at 6:35 PM, a special episode of “Law of the Jungle -Friends of the Wild” will highlight the different wild animals that were seen throughout the three years of filming “Law of the Jungle.”
However, despite the cancelation of variety shows, Sunday dramas will continue to be shown. MBC’s “Jang Bori is Here” and “Hotel King,” KBS’ “Wonderful Days” and “Jung Do Jun,” and SBS’ “Glorious Day” and “Angel Eyes” will continue to broadcast on its regular schedules.