Due to the ongoing general strike against MBC by current MBC employees, variety programs such as 'Infinity Challenge' and 'I Live Alone' may stop airing after this weekend.
According to reports, a vote cast by the MBC branch of the National Media Labor Union this past August 29, 93.2% of participating MBC employees said yes to launching a mass general strike in September, meaning every employee will cease to carry out their duties without leaving any working hands behind for necessary labor. In addition, 57 executive members of MBC announced their resignation from their positions on this day, including the vice-director of variety programs to several head PDs.
Representatives from the MBC employees currently on strike told media outlets that "'Infinity Challenge' will air normally until this September 2. The filmed material we have so far is only for this week's broadcast." Reportedly, 'I Live Alone' is in the same boat, with filmed material available only up until the upcoming September 1 broadcast. In the case that no settlement occurs, both shows will cease to air in the following weekends, or broadcast past episodes in their time slots.
The Union will be launching their mass general strike this coming September 4. The last time a mass general strike occurred within MBC was back in 2012, when 'Infinity Challenge' ceased airing for 24 weeks. Stay tuned for updates.