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Kang Ho Dong to join 'Running Man' + Kim Jong Kook & Song Ji Hyo leaving?

By alice101   Tuesday, December 13, 2016   430,414   39,484   0



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'Running Man' is in for some drastic changes, according to industry insiders!

Multiple insiders reportedly leaked that SBS' 'Running Man' will be shaking things up with member changes for the upcoming season. The reports say that in January of 2017, season 2 of 'Running Man' will begin by Kang Ho Dong joining the team and Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook leaving the show. 

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The insider said that the two members who are leaving made the decision after a long talk and careful consideration with the production staff. 

The rest of the members -- HaHa, Lee Kwang Soo, and Ji Suk Jin -- will be staying. 

Yoo Jae Suk and Kang Ho Dong together? What do you guys think about this potential new line up? 

Tip: Kelvin

  1. Kim Jong Kook
  2. Kang Ho Dong
  3. Song Ji Hyo
  4. Lee Seo Jin
  5. running man

makenza_lt3 Thursday, December 15, 2016

tbh this new pd or whoever is taking these decisions might regret taking them later because let's be honest even though it's a popular tv show, the rating have been suffering a lot these days and all those changes will just worsen things more i'm just sad cuz it's literally one of my favorite korean shows i've watched all the 329 episodes and have been a big fan of all the casts, the cast that got running man popular and loved but now you're saying that you will fire them.. if they had quit by themselves i would have accepted it but now you're just messing with both fans and song jihyo, kim jongkook and the other members who might feel sad about the situation too

mindyleelee3 Wednesday, December 14, 2016

this is the one of the most stupid decisions that runningman has made... i understand letting kim jong kook go cause of his health issues but what has song ji hyo done? If anyone has to or should leave it should be ji suk jin. Not trying to be biased here but this is not far to anyone of the members. Im pretty sure that everyone is trying to fight for the original members back but at the same time they are giving up cause its getting stupid. With new people joining it won't be the same... The ratings are still going to drop. Might as well shut down the show for good.

seesaw4ever Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Is this really true or just a rumor? Because it sounds like a VERY bad plan.

sungyuri1981 Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Want season 2 to rise back in popularity?? Why not just bring in Won Bin, he's not doing anything, bring top stars like Jun Jihyun and Song Hyekyo, 2 girls, Jung Woo Sung, Ha Jungwoo, Kang Dong Won and Song Kangho, we never seen them in variety show, why not bring all these people in, for fuck sake RM Pd's and SBS, just end the fucking show already

l2uby Wednesday, December 14, 2016

It's like Infinity Challenge members meets oldschool 1N2D. Is Kang Ho Dong replacing Kim Jong Kook's place? After 6 years of loyalty and dedication, KJK and SJH both get kicked out without reason? At least Gary had two nice farewell episodes before actually departing. Why couldn't they have done that for them as well? Yes, I'm aware Gary left on his own. Watch this go down like Family Outing 2 did. When they switch out almost the entire cast, have completely different writers and producers = It's going to end very quickly. I'm really disappointed, SBS handled this whole situation very poorly.  Now there's nothing left to look forward to watching. :(

steviesugiarta Wednesday, December 14, 2016

i think its desperate move ..PD shld remove suk jin..RM better without him i think..not SJH please..not like this

makenza_lt3 steviesugiarta Thursday, December 15, 2016

ji suk jin deserves his spot.. if he got casted in the first time it was because the saw potential in him being a cast in running man the second pd just messed up real bad by removing song jihyo and kim jongkook so pls don't say that they should remove him because the show wouldn't be the same without neither of them

Deey Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Throw Su roo, Hyori and Daesung in and then we will have X-man + FO and RM together.

disturbingsound Wednesday, December 14, 2016

nooooo don't bring Kang Ho Dong name please, He's already suffering last time and he got attention again from Knowing Brothers etc, pleaseee don't put him in this f**ked up problems, i'm not just defend him but i love this show and replace anyone won't make anything better you just ruin everyone especially the new member

Spartace8 Wednesday, December 14, 2016

For this pig they betrayed spartace couple ? he is not even funny Fuck SM and Fuck SBS, fuuuuuck them all

alicehalf Wednesday, December 14, 2016

It was a really good and creative show, but the production seems exhausted and seems to have a hard time to innovate a program like Running Man. For me it was the best show of South Korea, I'm always impress how much they invest to make the games on the show but now this is not enough to keep their audience. For being honest, the cast seems exhausted by the game, and doesn't seem impress by the games, they are like an old bunch of old friends who had experienced too much things and became to be lazy and arrogant... I don't think singers or comedians like Song Ji Hyo, Kim Jong Kook and Gary want to be permanent in the cast like them, because they are afraid of how Running Man image can take up your career like how it does with SJH, KJK and Gary's initial career. I don't know why they choose Kang Ho Dong, he's really special, and I mostly don't understand his reactions but it seems that they search professional entertainer or comedian  for the permanent cast now and I think it's a good decision.

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