“Running Man,” “King Of Masked Singer,” And More Shows Canceled Or Interrupted For Breaking News Coverage

Broadcasting channels are announcing a sudden cancellation of their variety shows on March 12 to air breaking news about ex-president Park Geun Hye’s return to her private residence upon her expulsion from presidential office. The live news began to air around 6 p.m. KST.

SBS’s “Flower Crew” was stopped mid-broadcast for the news broadcast, and SBS announced that “Running Man” was canceled for the day. They further explained that while “SBS 8 News” and “K-Pop Star 6” are scheduled after the news broadcast, there may be changes.

MBC’s “King of Masked Singer” was similarly stopped mid-broadcast, and MBC stated that “Secretly Greatly” would not be airing.

KBS2’s variety shows like “The Return of Superman” and “2 Days & 1 Night” are airing normally without any changes, as the news will air on their other channel KBS1.

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