On June 28, SBS 'Running Man' CP Gong Hee Chul discussed the program's current direction, thanked the cast members, and more at a press conference for SBS variety shows.
The CP started his talk with, "Whenever we hold meetings about new episodes, we feel burdened." The CP continued on to explain why the show started developing its ongoing "project" format, bringing on unique guests for a series of episodes rather than only for one day.
Gong CP relayed, "Friends like Lee Sang Yup and Lee Da Hee would not have been able to develop their variety characters that they did if they'd only appeared as guests for one episode. We hope to discover 'New variety rookies'. The PD thinks so, and even Yoo Jae Suk is very passionate about discovering new variety characters. Yoo Jae Suk was also pleased with the results that Lee Sang Yup and Lee Da Hee achieved."
The CP then also discussed how because 'Infinity Challenge' is over, Yoo Jae Suk has more time and effort to dedicate to 'Running Man'. Do you like the new guest system the program is trying on 'Running Man'?