SBS‘s Sunday variety program ‘Running Man’ has become one of the most popular programs both domestically and abroad, reaching a stunning 20% in ratings with its latest Hong Kong excursion.
However, the producers behind the hide-and-seek program have denied any plans of going abroad to other foreign countries, despite love calls from several Asian nations.
“There are no more foreign projects for the time being,” stated ‘Running Man’ PD Jo Hyo Jin. “Instead of expanding carelessly, this is the time to strengthen our core,” he said.
“Compared with long-running variety shows such as ‘Infinity Challenge’ and ‘1 Night 2 Days’, ‘Running Man’ is still taking its baby steps,” he said. “The two programs give off a vibe of well-aged grace, but ‘Running Man’ has such a short history that we still worry about how long it will last.”
The program has just returned from a two-part episode which took place in the beautiful city of Hong Kong, and was greeted by thousands of supportive fans who professed their love for the variety show. The episodes were also remarkable for guest-starring Jackie Chan as the mission-giver, along with guests Jung Yonghwa and Lee Min Jung, who both showed off their running skills.
“For ‘Running Man’ to grow even more, we feel that the problem of balance needs to be worked out,” he said, referring to the balance between the members and their teams. “There is still room for improvement for the members’ characters, as well as the relationships between them,” he stated.
Source: StarIn via Naver