Daily News Round-up: March 12, 2017

Daily News Round-up: March 12, 2017

For the Daily News Round-up, I round up and summarize the stories on the front page of the Naver TV & Entertainment News section. Most of the stories there are actually about Kdramas and general celebrity gossip, so I just pick out the ones that are variety show related.

MBC, SBS, and JTBC Shows Interrupted/Postponed Due to Breaking News Coverage of Park Geun-hye Finally Leaving the Presidential House

Earlier today, MBC, SBS, and JTBC stopped broadcasts of their shows to air breaking news coverage of Park Geun-hye finally leaving the Blue House to return to her private residence. While Park Geun-hye was impeached on Friday, she did not leave her presidential residence immediately, claiming that she needed more time to prepare for the relocation.

SBS’s “Flower Crew” and MBC’s “King of Masked Singer” were cut off mid-air to air the breaking news. 

Despite early reports that Park Geun-hye would be leaving the presidential residence before 6 PM, she did not leave until 7:15 PM which meant that later variety shows were postponed as well.

SBS’s “Running Man” and MBC’s “Secretly Greatly” also did not air. 

KBS2 shows such as “The Return of Superman” and “1 Night, 2 Days” were not affected as news coverage aired on KBS1. 

Meanwhile, JTBC aired “JTBC News Special” at 5 PM followed by “Special JTBC News Room” at 7:55 PM.

Summary of Notable Netizen Comments:

  • “Geun-hye is a nuisance even when leaving office.”
  • “Hurry up and leave. Can’t even watch my shows because of you.”
  • “Even until the end kekeke.”
  • “How messy, messy.”
  • “Didn’t leave when she was supposed to, and used up the TV prime time . . . What an attention seeker.” 

Source: Herald Pop

The Return of Superman: Ko Ji-yong <3 Heo Yang-im, Seung-Jae’s Little Sibling Possibly Coming Soon & Doting Husband Dong-ho 

Highlights from the March 12th broadcast of “The Return of Superman.” Episode 173: A Day That Was Like a Gift 

On this episode, Ko Ji-yong’s wife Heo Yang-im and son Seung-jae met with Announcer Lee Jeong-min and her daughter On-yoo. Heo Yang-im expressed interest in having a daughter too, but Ko Ji-yong joking reminded her that a fortune teller said there were no daughters in Heo Yang-im’s future. 

Ko Ji-yong and Seung-jae then went on a walk around Daehakno Road and got their tarot fortunes read. Ko Ji-yong asked if there were any daughters in his future. The tarot reader said he could have a second child, revealing a queen card which means that it would be up to his wife.

Meanwhile, Ki Tae-young and Rohee visited Dong-ho and his son Asher at their home. At the time, Dong-ho was drying his wife’s hair and even helped put on her shoes as she got ready to go out. Dong-ho often helped his wife with her shoes when she was pregnant and it became a habit.  

Summary of Notable Netizen Comments:

  • “Rohee’s family is always visiting strangers’ homes and promoting other celebrities. Ki Tae-young must be pissed. It would be better if they just left the show . . . “
  • “Seung-jae will get a sibling if he goes to bed early.”
  • “Heo Yang-im is really pretty.”
  • “I saw Ko Ji-yong in Seorae Village and he looked good and was kind. His kid is pretty too hehe.”
  • “It’s rare to see a show that ignores feedback as much as “The Return of Superman.” Increase the airtime of popular kids like Seung-jae and William ㅠㅠ It looks like Lee Hwi-jae’s kids are going to be on the show until they go to the army.”

Source: my daily

“Infinite Challenge” to Comeback Next Week

There were tons of articles on the upcoming return of “Infinite Challenge” on March 18th after a seven week hiatus. All the of articles just stated how they took a break to recharge and noted that viewers were looking forward to the return of the show next week.

Not much actual substance to the articles other than the mention of the show’s SNS regarding an upcoming arc titled the “2017 New Year Special: Citizen’s Cabinet.”

Summary of Notable Netizen Comments:

  • “No Hong-chul, just hurry up and return.”
  • “No Hong-chul has to return for it to be the real Infinite Challenge.”
  • “I trust in Infinite Challenge. After this recharge, I look forward to another 10 years!!!”
  • “Everyone can tell that the Legend Special was edited to highlight No Hong-chul’s return. Infinite Challenge needs the Dol+I (crazy person). This is good timing.”




  1. Amanda O.

    Oh did Running Man not air? Then, when do they plan to air it?


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