Mbc Will Be Hosting Zero Chuseok Special Broadcasts Variety Shows This Year

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MBC will be hosting zero Chuseok special broadcasts & variety shows this year
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MBC will be hosting zero Chuseok special broadcasts & variety shows this year

MBC, one of three major public broadcasting stations and a major provider of popular holiday special programs, will be hosting a total of zero special broadcasts this Chuseok, 2017.

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It has been approximately 4 weeks since staff at MBC launched a mass general strike on September 4, stepping away from all of their positions and leaving many key MBC news broadcasts, variety shows, radio broadcasts, and more to halt airing.

As a result of the general strike, production for one of MBC's most popular Chuseok programs, the 'Idol Star Athletics Championship', was cancelled. Major holidays like Chuseok is the perfect time to introduce viewers at home to all-new, pilot variety shows, but MBC will not be broadcasting any new pilot shows this year.

MBC gives update on this year's Chuseok special of 'Idol Star Athletics Championship'
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MBC gives update on this year's Chuseok special of 'Idol Star Athletics Championship'

'Idol Star Athletics Championship' is once again airing this Chuseok!

On July 21, a rep from MBC revealed, "The Chuseok special of 'Idol Star Athletics Championship' is under preparation. Currently, we're in the process of casting idols."

An exclusive report by Ilgan Sports stated that the filming is scheduled for the first week of September from the 4th to 6th. However, the rep stated, "The recording date is not yet confirmed."

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Chuseok special of 'Idol Star Athletic Championship' might not air this year
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Chuseok special of 'Idol Star Athletic Championship' might not air this year

The 'Idol Star Athletic Championship' (ISAC) may not be airing this Chuseok. 

Many MBC programs including top variety shows 'Infinity Challenge', 'I Live Alone', 'Mask King', 'Radio Star', and more are in talks of taking a break due to the ongoing general strike against the broadcast station. 

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The Chuseok special of 'ISAC' is scheduled to film on September 4 and 11. However, the annual event might be canceled due to the current strike controversy with MBC. 

Girls Generations Sunny And Jung Hyung Don To MC Chuseok Variety Special
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Girls Generations Sunny And Jung Hyung Don To MC Chuseok Variety Special

Comedian Jung Hyung Don and Girls Generation member Sunny will be hosts for the upcoming Chuseok variety program Hyenas on the Keyboard (literal title).

Hyenas on the Keyboard is a pilot music variety show where famous singer-songwriters will be competing on music charts. PENTAGONs Hui and rapper Gray will be joined by veteran musicians Yoon Jong Shin and Jung Jae Hyung on the show.

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Jung Hyung Don is known for his witty hosting skills, and he has experience with many famous variety shows such as Infinite Challenge, Weekly Idol, and Please Take Care Of My Refrigerator. He is also part of a rapper duo with Defconn, where he pens his own lyrics, making him a great fit for Hyenas on the Keyboard.

iKON Reveals Which Variety Shows They Want To Try Their Hand At
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iKON Reveals Which Variety Shows They Want To Try Their Hand At

Looks like iKON wants the same things as many of their fans probably do!

The group recently held a V Live broadcast on May 22 in honor of their latest comeback with BLING BLING and B-DAY.

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One of the best parts about these broadcasts is the chance to interact with fans, and iKON made sure to take the opportunity to answer as many questions left behind in the comments.

When one fan curiously inquired, B.I revealed that the thing he wanted to do most this comeback was appear on variety shows. I really want to guest on Ask Us Anything,' he explained.