Its time for the yearly round up of top Korean Variety shows! In this list, I will list the shows that are still airing, or is being aired in the year of 2016! Text mostly from Wikipedia, here comes the list!
- Running Man
The well-known K-Variety will be undergoing some major change as recent news confirmed that member Kang Gary, will be leaving the show after 6 years! Despite the casts and crew’s persuasion, he decided to leave the show to focus on his music and wants to study it more. His last filming date will be on the 31 Oct, and the show will be finding a replacement for Gary. We wish Gary and Running Man the best of luck!
2. Superman Returns
I guess nobody can get enough of the cuteness of the kids on Superman returns, especially Daebak-ie. In the recent episodes there is a new segment which is shared by 3 dads, Oh Ji-ho, Yang Dong-geun and In Gyo-jin as they start OGG, a segment where 3 of them bring their babies together and spend 2d1n without their moms.
3. Unnie’s Slam Dunk
Sister’s Slam Dunk (언니들의 슬램덩크) is a South Korean reality show that airs every Friday on KBS 2TV starting from April 8, 2016. The show features an all-female cast consisting of Ra Mi-ran, Kim Sook, Hong Jin-kyung, Min Hyo-rin, Jessi and Tiffany, and follows their attempt at fulfilling each cast member’s dream using a budget of 2,196,000 won or approximately $2000. The cast members formed a special girl group named “Unnies” and released a Park Jin-young-produced single titled “Shut Up”, featuring Yoo Hee-yeol, in July 2016.
(Text from Wikipedia)
4. Star Show 360
Star Show 360 is a South Korean variety show, which airs Monday at 11:10 PM KST on MBC Every1. The show is hosted by Leeteuk and Tak Jae Hoon. Join the host in uncovering different groups of guest every week! As on now, EXO, VIXX, IOI, Seventeen and SISTAR’s episodes have been aired and the next episode will star Apink.
5. Hit The Stage
Hit the Stage is an Mnet television program in which K-pop idols team up with professional dance teams to compete in a dance survival contest. It premiered on July 27, 2016 and airs every Wednesday on Mnet and tvN at 11pm KST. The live competition is hosted by entertainers Jun Hyun-moo and Lee Soo-geun. Stars such as SHINee Taemin, SISTAR Bora, SNSD Hyoyeon, MONSTAX Shownu, NCT Ten, INFINITE Hoya, Block B Ukwon, BigStar Feel Dog, Jang Hyunseung, ASTRO Rocky, Myname Seyong, GOT7 Yugeom, TEENTOP Changjo,Up10tion Bit-to, TWICE Momo, I.O.I Chungha, Stephanie, Nicole, Lovelyz Mijoo, Miss A Min and DIA Eunjin & Chaeyeon.
6. Produce 101
Produce 101 (Hangul: 프로듀스 101, stylized as PRODUCE 101) is a 2016 reality girl group survival show on Mnet. It is a large-scale project in which the public “produces” a unit girl group by choosing members from a pool of 101 trainees from 46 entertainment companies as well as the group’s concept, debut song, and group name. The show has the second-largest budget of all shows produced by Mnet at about four billion won (approximately $3.4 million). The 11 winners, Na-young, Yeon-jung, Mi-na, Jieqiong, Chae-yeon, So-mi, Se-jeong, Chung-ha, Yoo-jung, So-hye, Do-yeon formed I.O.I and the girls just got the first ever 11 members win with their new song, Very Very Very!
Other shows, like Code, Weekly Idol, Infinity Challenge, Laws of Jungle are some great shows to watch too!