[★BREAKING] Creator of Running Man Reveals Why Show Was Uncancelled

SBS has now released statements explaining the decision to not cancel Running Man after news broke out moments ago the show would continue to air.

The statements come from SBS’ Chief of Headquarters (Director) and the Creator of Running Man, Nam Seung Yong. Chief Nam was the original creator of Running Man and has been involved with the show since it first began.

Sports Donga interviewed Nam Seung Yong immediately after it was announced Running Man would be returning and not be cancelled.

Read the full interview and statements, translated by Koreaboo, below:

“Running Man isn’t just a variety program. It boasts 100 million fans just overseas and I don’t think it’s fair not to reflect their opinions and decide the fate of the show just because of internal problems.

I believe the correct path is to undergo change in order to become a better show and give more to the fans. That is why we are back.”

— Director Nam Seung Yong

The reporter conducting the interview mentioned how there were those who were concerned about the relationship between Running Man’s members. International fans and Korean fans have begun questioning whether the decision to uncancel the show was a rash decision.

Read what Nam Seung Yong had to say below about these concerns:


“There is no need to worry about the teamwork between members. If there had been trouble in the members’ relationships, we wouldn’t even be here today. I’m not worried, in fact they’ll probably just work harder. You’ll see.”

— Director Nam Seung Yong

When asked about Gary and the possibility of new members joining the show, Nam Seung Yong revealed they had no immediate plans for additional cast.

“We’re keeping the possibility open but it’s hard to recruit someone right away. The original cast will continue to keep Running Man moving forward and we’ll keep looking for someone to fill Gary’s void. I think this is something we’ll have to keep working on to figure out.

I’m sorry to the viewers for worrying them so much with these incidents. The 6 members of Running Man are back and ready to run. Please support their future as much as you have loved them so far.

I will also support them so they do not get tired from running.”

— Director Nam Seung Yong

It seems the group is definitely back for good but unfortunately, Gary has not been announced as one of the members returning to the show.