SBS’s “Running Man” Episode With BTS’s Jin Gets New Release Date

SBS originally canceled it.

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BTS Jin‘s episode of SBS‘s variety show Running Man has officially been given a new release date.

On October 29, multiple reports of a human stampede or “crush accident” happening in Itaewon, Seoul, reached local authorities. The situation turned fatal, with at least 156 casualties reported as of November 1 KST, with 151 injured. Additionally, as of 2PM (KST) on October 30, Seoul City has received 3,580 missing person reports. Additionally, at least 19 of the 82 reported injured are known to be in critical condition, leading officials to say that casualties could continue to rise.

The alley in Itaewon where the incident took place.

In light of the tragic events, numerous public events have been canceled, as well as TV shows scheduled to air over the next few days. According to Yonhap News, South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol announced a period of national mourning will be observed until “the accident is brought under control.”

President Yoon Suk Yeol at media briefing

Similarly, a national mourning period was observed in 2014, during which comedy and variety shows were canceled for weeks following the tragic Sewol ferry disaster in which 304 passengers drowned.

One of the many TV show episodes canceled during the national mourning period following the Itaewon tragedy was BTS Jin’s appearance on Running Man. It was originally scheduled for October 30 to promote his newly released solo single album, The Astronaut, which came out on October 28.

BTS’s Jin in “Running Man” promotional image | @sbs_runningman_sbs/Instagram

SBS’s official social media accounts for Running Man announced the cancelation of his episode, asking for fans’ understanding.

Yet, it was actually only postponed.

Now, that Korea’s national mourning period has been set until November 5, some events and shows are getting new release dates. So, SBS announced that Jin’s episode of Running Man will now release on November 6.

The ‘Seokjin vs Seokjin’ meeting will be broadcast on November 6 at 5pm!

— @SBSNOW/Twitter

Source: SBSNOW