Monkey Poo: MBC’s (Very Empty) Fresh New Slate

First, came the cancellation of the sitcom, What is Mom? and the decision to do away with sitcoms altogether.  Then, they cancelled the popular variety show, Come to Play, hosted by Yoo Jae Suk and Kim Won Hee.  All due to low ratings.  Mind you, MBC doesn’t have a replacement in mind yet.

What and what?  Okay, if you’re into K-entertainment you know that K-Dramas are notorious for live shooting, meaning that the cast and crew are filming maybe even up to the day the episode is scheduled to air.  That’s some last minute, guerilla-style tv production.

However, I don’t see how they could do away with a whole block of shows without a plan in mind and without announcing what that plan is.  It’s like putting the cart before the horse.  While I get that there are many holiday programs that could fill up this month, the new year isn’t so very far away.  And presumably, you want there to be an audience to watch it so you need ample time to promote it, right?  Not to mention that earlier this year, MBC dealt with a strike that prohibited us from watching some of our favorite variety shows.  MBC, it’s time to get your act together.  So if they don’t put together some hodgepodge plan of what to air soon, get ready to see repeats or… color bars.  Whatever floats your boat.


3 thoughts on “Monkey Poo: MBC’s (Very Empty) Fresh New Slate

  1. MBC has been way too trigger happy lately. Is the CEO going to resign or something? Is this revenge for the strike? Do they have some brilliant programs lined up? I don’t understand how MBC expects loyal employees if employees can’t trust them. Also, pulling the plug without notice on a Yoo Jae Suk show?! Damn… that’s balls. That just shows how nobody’s safe and well I can’t see YJS and KWH wanting to headline another MBC show.


    • No, there was no indication of that the Ceo was resigning. I get it though, if the ratings aren’t there then it’s time to look elsewhere or else you’re wasting money. But the abruptness, without a clear idea what you’re going to do in the new year is pretty baffling. A little notice would have been nice considering how big both YJS and KWH are.


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