Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon To Host Variety Show For The First Time In 10 Years (With SHINee’s Key!)

Welcome back to TV, Taeyeon!

Get excited, SONEs—Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon is returning to weekly television! The star soloist will be joining the cast of popular variety show Amazing Saturday – DoReMi Market, and SHINee‘s Key will be returning to the show with her.

Amazing Saturday – DoReMi Market is one of tvN‘s most popular shows, setting a new viewership record earlier this month when actors Lee Dong Wook, Jo Bo Ah, and Kim Bum appeared as guest stars. First airing in 2018, Amazing Saturday is a game show where guests compete to win delicious food from markets across South Korea. Each episode is split into three games, including two “Song Dictation” rounds where guests have to guess lyrics.

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Alongside guest stars, Amazing Saturday has a great roster of fixed cast members, including comedians Park Na Rae and Shin Dong Yup. Former Girl’s Day member Hyeri has also been a fixed host since the show’s first episode.

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But now, tvN has announced that Hyeri will shortly be departing the show—and her replacement is none other than Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon.

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Taeyeon appeared on Amazing Saturday – DoReMi Market as a guest star in March this year, joining the show’s “100 Days Party” episodes.

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She also guest starred with her fellow group member Sunny in August 2019 for the “My Girls’ Generation” episode. After creating plenty of laughs on the show and skyrocketing ratings, it’s no surprise tvN wanted Taeyeon back for a more permanent role.

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However, what is surprising is that this is the first time Taeyeon has been a fixed cast member on a variety show in an entire decade. She last had a fixed hosting role on KBS‘s Win Win in 2020.

Since then, she hosted a music show (MBC‘s Show! Music Core) with the rest of Girls’ Generation – TTS and had a short stint on JTBC‘s Begin Again. So, this new fixed cast member position has SONEs excited to finally see Taeyeon on television every week again.

And what’s even more exciting is that former cast member SHINee’s Key will be joining her! Key left the show in March 2019 following his military enlistment. After his discharge a few weeks ago, he’s now set to return to his original position.

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Labelmates Taeyeon and Key are known to be close friends in real life, so they’re sure to bring a new and fun dynamic to Amazing Saturday – DoReMi Market. Hyeri is set to leave her position to Taeyeon in late November.