• MBC in talks to air 'I Am a Singer' Chuseok special

    July 17, 2014 @ 4:15 am

    MBC is recruiting singers for their upcoming 'I Am a Singer' Chuseok special! An MBC rep told Newsen on July 17, "We are preparing to air an 'I Am A Singer' special this September. Although it was reported that it will air during the Chuseok holiday after filming early in September, the filming and broadcast date have not been confirmed yet. Although there is a possibility that the filming and broadcast will go on around that time, it depends on

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  • MBC & Music Core ban FIESTAR's performances and MV for 'One More' + FIESTAR to change suggestive lyrics

    July 9, 2014 @ 11:16 pm

    MBC has reportedly banned FIESTAR from performing "One More" on their programs for the time being following controversy arising over its sexually suggestive lyrics. This has prompted the girls and their agency to figure out new lyrics to replace their original. According to broadcast insiders in an exclusive by Ilgan Sports, MBC's variety and music show department sent out a notice which banned FIESTAR from performing on broa

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  • f(x)'s 'Red Light' deemed unsuitable for broadcast by KBS + SM Entertainment to adjust its lyrics

    July 2, 2014 @ 1:15 am

    f(x)'s new title track "Red Light" has been deemed unsuitable for broadcast by KBS, while MBC is still reviewing it.KBS deemed "Red Light" unsuitable for broadcast due to its mentioning of a brand name. One portion of the lyrics referred to the international equipment manufacturing company 'Caterpillar'.As for MBC, they have revealed that they are still reviewing it, stating, "f(x)'s new album 'Red Light's title track of the same name a

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  • 'Music Core' to possibly take measures against lip-synced idol stages

    July 1, 2014 @ 2:30 am

    'Music Core' may possibly be banning AR (all recorded) and excessive MR (music recorded) stages to discourage lip-syncing, according to an interview with the CP Park Hyun Suk of the show. 'Music Core' CP Park Hyun Suk apparently told Munhwa Ilbo in an exclusive interview on the 1st, "We will not allow people who are not equipped with the basics as a singer to perform on stage. Even if one's individual part is short, that is fine. The singers who

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  • 'Infinity Challenge' producer talks about 400th episode plans

    June 27, 2014 @ 2:15 pm

    MBC's headline variety program 'Infinity Challenge' is on the cusp of reaching 400 episodes since it debuted in 2005! With the anniversary approaching, speculation has begun on what the show's big episode will be like."We're deciding between just doing a small-scale episode or creating a special broadcast," said chief producer Jun Jin Soo. "Whatever will do, we'll do it with the trademark 'Infinity Challenge' flair.""As you know, all of our episo

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  • Yoo Jae Suk and Noh Hong Chul to join MBC's broadcasting team for South Korea vs. Algeria match

    June 22, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

    If you'll be tuning in to the MBC broadcast for the South Korea - Algeria match later today for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, it looks like you may be in for a treat!Popular entertainers Yoo Jae Suk and Noh Hong Chul will be joining the MBC broadcast team to report live from the field in Brazil."Yoo Jae Suk and Noh Hong Chul will be participating in the broadcast," MBC announced. "For viewers tuning in to MBC, they will get the chance to see them repo

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  • 'Running Man' ratings move back down to last place + 'Dad' moves past 'Superman' for first place

    June 16, 2014 @ 1:43 pm

    The Sunday ratings battle for the variety crown among the Big 3 television networks continues!In the first half of the evening, SBS's 'Roommate' continued its slide into the bottom half of the single-digits with 4.4% nationwide ratings. The show remained at last place behind KBS's 'Superman Is Back' with 8.8%. MBC's 'Dad, Where Are You Going?' stole the first-place spot during its timeslot this weekend with ratings of 11.0%. Later in the evening

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  • 'Roommate' continues to lose ground in Sunday variety ratings battle

    June 2, 2014 @ 12:59 am

    The Sunday ratings battle for variety shows continues!MBC's 'Real Men' continued to hold the #1 position this week in its timeslot with 12.9% nationwide ratings. SBS's 'Running Man' put up a better showing than last week with 12.1%, closing the gap with MBC. KBS's '1 Night 2 Days' moved down to last place with 10.4%.Earlier in the evening, SBS's 'Roommate' continued its ratings decline with 5.4%, a sharp drop from 6.3% the week before. KBS's 'Sup

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  • MBC dramas not airing today (28th) to make room for the '2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil' preliminaries

    May 28, 2014 @ 4:01 am

    MBC dramas scheduled for May 28 are not airing due to the '2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil' preliminaries!According to the MBC program schedule, Wed-Thurs drama 'A New Leaf' and daily dramas 'Shining Romance' and 'Mother's Garden' will not air on the 28th. Instead, a two-and-a-half hour live broadcast of the '2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil' preliminaries will begin airing at 7:45 PM KST. 'News Desk', which normally airs at 8 PM, will also b

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  • [Updated] MBC, SBS, KBS announce the return of variety programs with the exception of music shows and comedies

    April 30, 2014 @ 1:45 am

    Good news for those who have been missing their shows! MBC has announced the return of most of its variety programs!MBC reps told the media, "April 30th's 'Radio Star', May 1st's new pilot program 'Stargazing', May 3rd's 'Infinity Challenge' and May 4th's Sunday night programs will air in their regular time slot."'Radio Star' will also kick off filming once again with new guests Song Seung Hun, Jo Yeon Jung, On Joo Wan, and director Kim Dae

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