On December 18, Pledis Entertainment officially announced, "'Going Seventeen Episode 28', which was originally scheduled to air this evening at 10:10 pm KST, will be taking a break for a week. We ask for understanding from the many Carats who've been waiting for 'Going Seventeen'."
Comments showed understanding as fans stated, "I heard Hoshi wanted to become a singer after seeing SHINee... He was even spotted at their concert after his debut... Fighting", "Thank you Pledis..", "Seventeen really loves SHINee... I'll spend my week offering the deepest condolence to singer Kim Jonghyun... Rest in peace", "Thank you Pledis. Us Carats can wait."