Come this summer, Korean TV channels will be premiering brand new shows that are unique, fun, and celebrity-filled! Check out these nine most anticipated shows to begin as early as May. Which one are you excited about?
1. Where Is It? (거기가 어딘데)
Where Is It? is an adventure show by popular variety show producer Yoo Ho Jin who also created 1 Night, 2 Days. The show features actors Cha Tae Hyun, Ji Jin Hee, model Bae Jeong Nam, and comedian Jo Se Ho.
This first group of celebrities to shoot the show went to Oman and explored the Arabian Desert. The stars safely returned to Korea after their sandy adventure, building anticipation for the show’s production and premiere.
2. Unexpected Q (뜻밖의 Q)
Unexpected Q, by producer Choi Hang Ho who also created I Live Alone and We Got Married, will be filling Infinite Challenge‘s time slot on Saturday evenings, starting May 5, 2018. The show will quiz its hosts and guests in unexpected situations and conditions.
TV personalities Jun Hyun Moo and Lee Soo Geun will be hosting this new show, and the first episode is set to feature several K-Pop idols including BTOB‘s Eunkwang and TWICE‘s Dahyun.
3. Busted (범인은 바로 너)
Busted has been receiving a lot of attention as comedian Yoo Jae Suk‘s newest variety show. Created as a Netflix original, the show is expected to gain plenty of international interest. K-Pop stars like EXO‘s Sehun and gugudan‘s Sejeong will appear on the show, attracting idol fan bases to watch as well.
Busted is a mystery show, led by a group of celebrity investigators formed to solve a murder incident. It is scheduled to premiere May 4, 2018!
4. In A Moment: Lee Restaurant (잠시 휴-이 식당)
Lee Sang Min, a popular TV personality on the rise, will be leading the “Lee Restaurant” portion of the three part show In A Moment. For this part, Lee Sang Min will receive restaurant recommendations from viewers and share their special memories or stories related to the restaurant before visiting and dining there.
5. In A Moment: Perfect Employee Kim (잠시 휴-완벽한 김대리)
Comedians Heo Kyung Hwan and Lee Hwi Jae join forces for the “Perfect Employee Kim” segment of the three part show In A Moment. For this show, Heo Kyung Hwan and Lee Hwi Jae will act as an HR department and find temporary replacements for the viewers who wish to take a day off and away from work! The show expects to promote different industries and positions in Korean society. Fans are especially looking forward to seeing Lee Hwi Jae return with a variety show since he and his sons left The Return of Superman.
6. Celeb PD (셀럽피디)
Celeb PD, to premiere May 4, 2018, is a show where four completely different celebrities take over the role of producer and create their own TV program!
Comedian Yang Se Chan, dog trainer Kang Hyung Wook, rapper Microdot, and actor Heo Jeong Min will each plan, cast, shoot, and produce their own TV programs about whatever they wish! Fans are looking forward to what each celebrity will cover and who will star in their shows.
7. Into You (너에게 반했음)
Jeong Se Woon from Produce 101 and MOMOLAND‘s JooE will co-host the show Into You with comedian Jeong Hyeong Don! Into You is a reality program that will observe teenage couples and dating.
The show hosts and guests will watch clips of teen dates and try to guess who has a crush on whom. This romantic variety show will premiere on May 3, 2018.
8. Dunia: Into a new world (두니아: 처음 만난 세계)
MBC 새 주말 예능 <두니아~처음 만난 세계> (Dunia: Into a new world) 공식 홈페이지 오픈! 함께 공개된 일러스트로 두니아 세계에 갑자기 떨어져 버린 10명의 멤버를 예측해 보세요. 잠시 후인 18일 아침, 보도 자료를 통해 각자의 이름이 공개됩니다. https://t.co/Y1v0JEeLPy #두니아 #일밤 #Dunia pic.twitter.com/5Epf2ga7Wp
— MBC 두니아~처음 만난 세계 (Dunia: Into a new world) (@MBCdunia) April 17, 2018
Dunia: Into a new world is a new variety program based on the Korean mobile game, Durango: Wild Lands. Producer Park Jin Gyeong, who created My Little Television, put a spin on the game’s unknown, mysterious setting by virtually sending 10 of Korea’s hottest celebrities there. This not-quite-a-reality show will premiere June 3, 2018.
The final line-up of stars to try surviving the unreal dimension of Dunia has been revealed on the show’s official Twitter account and includes Cosmic Girls‘ Luda, JBJ‘s Kwon Hyunbin, DinDin, and TVXQ!‘s Yunho. As part of the program’s latest promotion, MBC opened a voting site where viewers can actively participate in deciding what each character will have to wear, like a game.
9. Herb Collecting Men (나물 캐는 아저씨)
Hello Counselor and Happy Sunday‘s Park Seok Hyung, will be producing another “healing” variety show called Herb Collecting Men. In this program, stars like Choo Sung Hoon and Ahn Jung Hwan will travel to the countryside and attempt to survive by collecting edible herbs from the mountains and fields and using them to cook meals. Viewers can heal from their exhausting city lives vicariously by watching the four men out in nature.