Upcoming Variety Shows: March 2017

Upcoming Variety Shows: March 2017

While putting together these lists, I’m always surprised at how many new shows there are each month. I remember back when KBS, SBS, MBC were the only ones coming out with original content. The competition for ratings just gets tougher and tougher as more cable channels start producing their own shows.  

Also, I can’t believe February is already almost gone. That means there are just a few more days of winter left~


Park Han-byul’s Taming of the Shrew – 박한별의 말괄량이 길들이기

Broadcast Date: Wednesday, March 1 – 9:20 PM (8 episodes) (episode 1 airs at 9:00 PM)

Broadcast Channel: JTBC2

Cast: Park Han-byul

Synopsis: A reality show that follows actress Park Han-byul with a focus on fashion, beauty, body, and lifestyle trends. 

Follow Me Season 8 – 팔로우 미 8

Broadcast Date: Thursday, March 2 – 9:00 PM

Broadcast Channel: FashionN

MCs: Seo Ji-hye, Goo Jae-yi, Lee Joo-yeon, Cha Jung-won, Jung Chae-yeon

Synopsis: A beauty show geared towards women.

Jobs – 잡스

Broadcast Date: Thursday, March 2 – 9:30 PM

Broadcast Channel: JTBC

Hosts: Park Myung-soo, Jun Hyun-moo, Noh Hong-chul

Synopsis: A talk show where guests with interesting jobs discuss their work. There will be both celebrity and non-celebrity guests. 

I Can See Your Voice Season 4 – 너의 목소리가 보여 시즌4

Broadcast Date: Thursday, March 2 – 9:40 PM

Broadcast Channel: Mnet

Hosts: Yoo Se-yoon, Leeteuk, Kim Jong-kook

Synopsis: A panel of celebrities watch a group of talented singers and duds while trying to guess who’s actually singing and who’s lipsyncing based on their appearances. If a fake singer makes it to the end without getting caught, he or she will earn a cash prize, if  an actual singer makes it to the end, he or she will be given a chance to release a digital single.

Beauty Academy 뷰티사관학교

Broadcast Date: Thursday, March 2 – 9:00 PM 

Broadcast Channel: C` TIME

MCs: Cha Ye-ryun, Ahn Young-mi, Heo Young-ji

Synopsis: Beauty tips for everyone regardless of their experience level. 

Order & Cook (Bustling and Strange Restaurant) – 요상한 식당

Broadcast Date: Monday, March 13, 2017 – 8:20 PM (8 episodes)

Broadcast Channel: O’live, tvN

Hosts: Kim Yong-man, Kim Jong-min, Seo Jang-hoon, PO (Block B)

Synopsis: A cooking variety show where professional chefs team up with celebrity guests to help them cook using only the chefs’ guiding voices while the MCs assist. 

Raid the Convenience Store – 편의점을 털어라

Broadcast Date: Monday, March 13 – 9:40 PM

Broadcast Channel: tvN

Hosts: Lee Soo-geun, Yoon Doo-joon (Highlight formerly Beast)

Panel Members: Tony Ahn, Kangta, Park Na-rae, DinDin, Yoo Jae-hwan, Hyerin (EXID)

Synopsis: Teams compete to make recipes based off of ingredients found at the convenience store. (This show is being picked up for regular broadcast following a successful three episode pilot.)

Bragging Room Guests – 자랑방 손님

Broadcast Date: Thursday, March 16 – 9:00 PM (2 episode pilot) 

Broadcast Channel: KBS2

MCs: Park Myung-soo, Kim Heechul

Synopsis: A show in the style of a live internet broadcast where viewers can brag about and share their stories. Episode one features MC Song Hae of National Singing Contest and comedian Park Ji-sun. The live taping for episode one will take place on March 1st at 9 PM and can be watched through the apps “my K” or “Naver V Live.”

The Bunker Season 8 – 더 벙커8

Broadcast Date: Sunday, March 19 – 10:50 PM (12 episodes)

Broadcast Channel: XTM

MCs: Lee Sang-min, Lee Soo-geun, Lee Sang-joon, Yoo Kyung-wook

Synopsis: cars!!!

Go Along with Mom – 맘대로 가자

Broadcast Date: Monday, March 20 – 11:o0 PM

Broadcast Channel: TV Chosun

MCs: Kim Jong-kook, Park Hyun-bin, Heo Kyung-hwan, Song Jae-hee

Synopsis: A reality show where sons go on a trip with their mothers.

Mental Issue – 정·신 이슈

Broadcast Date: Tuesday, March 21 – 8:55 PM (2 episode pilot)

Broadcast Channel: KBS2

MCs: Jung Joon-ho, Shin Hyun-joon

Synopsis: The MCs explore hot issues. A variety show version of “I Want to Know That”

Youn’s Kitchen – 윤식당

Broadcast Date: Friday, March 24 – 09:20 PM 

Broadcast Channel: tvN

MCs: Yoon Yeo-jeong, Lee Seo-jin, Jung Yumi, Shin Goo

Synopsis: A bunch of actors run a small restaurant on an island off of Bali, Indonesia. 

Fantastic Duo 2 – 판타스틱 듀오 2

Broadcast Date: Sunday, March 26 – 6:25 PM 

Broadcast Channel: SBS

MCs: Jeon Hyeon-moo, Lee Sora, Kim Bum-soo, Kim Joon-hyun, Yang Yoseob, DinDin, Bada, Jang Yoon-jung

Synopsis: Ordinary people sing duets with legendary singers. 

The Dynamic Duo 7 – 공조7

Broadcast Date: Sunday, March 26 – 9:20 PM

Broadcast Channel: tvN

Cast: Lee Kyung-kyu, Park Myung-soo, Kim Gura, Seo Jang-hoon, Eun Jiwon, Kwon Hyuk-soo, Lee Gi-kwang

Synopsis: Popular TV MCs battle in pairs to compete and be the best variety duo.

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