Upcoming Variety Shows: April 2017
This month’s upcoming show list is a few days late, but better late than never. Also, this is not a comprehensive list, so I’ll try to keep updating this post as I find more news for new April shows.
Oh! Refreshing Men – 사심충만 오!쾌남
Broadcast Date: Saturday, April 1st – 11:00 PM
Broadcast Channel: Channel A
MCs: Kim Seung-soo, Ahn Jung-hwan, Jo Se-ho, Han Sang-jin, Shownu (Monsta X)
Synopsis: The five cast members learn about Korean history along with some guests.
AIFril – 에IF릴
Broadcast Date: Tuesday, April 4th – 7:00 PM (5 Episodes)
Broadcast Channel: Mnet, M2
Synopsis: A reality show that follows girl group April as they try to become more famous.
Thank You for the Emotional Comics – 감성툰 고맙습니다
Broadcast Date: Tuesday-Fridays, April 4th – 10:55 PM (12 Episodes)
Broadcast Channel: KBS1
MCs: Bob Jang
Synopsis: Stories of real life people expressubg gratitude to their friends, neighbors, or teachers that have helped them with their struggles through daily life.
Weekend in the Forest – 주말엔숲으로
Broadcast Date: Wednesday, April 5th – 8:20 PM
Broadcast Channel: tvN, OtvN
Cast: Kim Yong-man, Joo Sang-wook, Son Dong-woon
Synopsis: A reality show where the three cast members seek out people living a YOLO lifestyle and escaping the rat race of city life. In the first episode, the cast will go to Jeju Island.
Beauty Sky Season 2 – 뷰티스카이2
Broadcast Date: Thursday, April 6th – 7:00 PM (12 episodes)
Broadcast Channel: Sky ENT
Hosts: Son Tae-young, Kyungri, Ki Eun-se
Synopsis: A beauty show with three celeb hosts and five beauty experts with a focus on product recommendations.
Produce 101 Season 2 – 프로듀스 101 시즌2
Broadcast Date: Friday, April 7th – 11:00 PM
Broadcast Channel: Mnet
Coaches: Lee Seok-hoon, Shin Yoo-mi, Cheetah, Don Mills, Park Kahee, Kwon Jae-seung, Lee Sung-shik, Jeong Joon, and more
Synopsis: 101 male idol trainees compete to be voted into a temporary 11 member boy group. Vote for Jang Moon-bok!
Macho Company – 남원상사
Broadcast Date: Saturday, April 8th – 12:20 PM
Broadcast Channel: XTM, tvn
MC: Shin Dong-yup, Kim Joon-ho, Jang Dong-min, Kim Ki-doo, Lee Min-woong
Synopsis: A talk show where the MCs listen to and give advice to men with various problems.
I’m an Actor – 내가 배우다
Broadcast Date: Tuesday, April 11th – 6:00 PM
Broadcast Channel: K Star
Hosts: Ahn Hyuk-mo (acting coach iHQ Entertainment), Jo Woo-jong, Tak Jae-hoon
Cast: Jota (Madtown), Song Yoo-bin (Myteen), Park Seung-jun (KNK), Jung Soo-bin (Victon), Chanmi (AOA), Nancy (Momoland), Keum-jo (Nine Muses), Naeun (April)
Synopsis: Idols compete to be cast in an upcoming iHQ drama.
Mnet Dodaeng`s Diary in LA
Broadcast Date: Thursday, April 13th – 7:00 PM
Broadcast Channel: Mnet
Cast: Choi Yoo-jung, Kim Do-yeon
Synopsis: A reality show that follows two former IOI members travel to LA.
Insolent Housemates, Rooms Available – 발칙한 동거, 빈방있음
Broadcast Date: Friday, April 14th – 9:30 PM
Broadcast Channel: MBC
Cast: Kim Gura, Han Eun-jung / Brave Brothers, Yang Se-chan, Jeon So-min / PO, Kim Shin-young, Hong Jin-young
Synopsis: Celebrities with opposite personalities try living together. This show aired a pilot version during the past Lunar New Years holiday.
Boat Horn Clenched Fists – 주먹쥐고 뱃고동
Broadcast Date: Saturday, April 15th – 6:10 PM
Broadcast Channel: SBS
Cast: Kim Byung-man, Yook Jong-wan, Lee Sang-min, Yook Sung-jae (BtoB), Kyung Soo-jin, Kim Young-kwang, Hwang Chi-yeol
Synopsis: The cast tries to update a historical book on marine biology written by Jung Yak-jeon. Basically it’s like Ash trying to fill up professor Oak’s pokedex.
The Show Fan PD – 더쇼팬PD
Broadcast Date: Tuesday, April 18th – 7:00 PM
Broadcast Channel: SBSfunE
Cast: Sleepy, Kim Nam-joo (Apink)
Synopsis: Fans put together their own fan meeting events.
Style Follow – 스타일 팔로우
Broadcast Date: Wednesday, April 19th – 12:50 AM
Broadcast Channel: SBS
MCs: Sooyoung (SNSD), Kang Seung-hyun
Synopsis: A fashion and beauty talk show with a traveling style bus that shows viewers celebrities’ beauty and style tips.
Serving My Daughter-in-law – 며느리 모시기
Broadcast Date: Friday, April 20th – 11:00 PM
Broadcast Channel: TV Chosun
Hosts: Kim Soo-mi, Kim Yong-man, Lee Guk-joo
Synopsis: A matchmaking show where Five potential mother in laws go on an overnight trip with three prospective daughter in laws.
The Rascals Who Buy New Items? – 신상 터는 녀석들
Broadcast Date: Thursday, April 27th – 9:00 PM
Broadcast Channel: Comedy TV
MCs: Seo Jang-hoon, Narsha, Jung Jin-woon, Kim Jeong-min, Heo Kyung-hwan
Synopsis: The show aims to introduce popular, interesting items for sale. Each episode will focus on one topic. The male and female teams will then find items based on that topic and an audience will vote for whose item they like best.
Crime Scene 3 – 크라임씬3
Broadcast Date: Friday, April 28th – 9:00 PM
Broadcast Channel: JTBC
Synopsis: A crime solving RPG where cast members are assigned roles as the suspect, witness, etc, and try to figure out who did the crime.
Kim Min-jung’s Beauty Crush – 김민정의 뷰티크러쉬
Broadcast Date: April ???
Broadcast Channel: MBC every1
MCs: Kim Min-jung, Jo Se-ho, Kim So-hee
Synopsis: Celebrities give beauty, fashion, health, and lifestyle tips.