Lee Seung Gi: Rumors on new SBS show + 1N2D Season 2

Here we go again.  Separating the TRUTH from all the RUMORS regarding Seunggi’s involvement in variety programs in the coming new year…

What we know to be TRUE (based on comments from official representatives)

  • 1 Night 2 Days Season 2  is in the works and will be helmed by Choi Jae Hyung PD (formerly of KBS Invincible Baseball).
  • 100-Person Table, a new SBS variety program set to air in March/April 2012, will be helmed by Shin Hyo Jung PD (formerly of KBS 1 Night 2 Days).
  • Hook Entertainment acknowledged that Seunggi has been asked to appear on the new SBS show “100-Person Table,” but no concrete details or plans have been discussed; and that confirmation of Seunggi as MC for this program is a false report.
  • SBS representatives state that nothing has been confirmed or finalized about Seunggi as MC for this new show.  However, they acknowledged that they are sending a lot of love calls to Seunggi to MC or participate in variety programs.

And at this point, only RUMORS (some true, some false, definitely contradictory!)…

  • Seunggi and the other members will not be participating in 1N2D Season 2.
  • Seunggi will be the MC of the new SBS show, 100-Person Table.
  • The show will be a talk show format program.
  • It will be a 1N2D-like program that tours Korea and accomplishes missions.
  • Along with Seunggi, 6-8 MCs will also be involved in the new show.
  • Cha Seung Won is in discussions of joining the show.

Dear Hook Entertainment~ Please NO repeat of what happened earlier this year! 

Seunggi’s done both talk programs (Strong Heart) and outdoor variety (1N2d) successfully.  And Actor-MCs of talk shows definitely seems to be the hot trend (Go Hyung Jung’s new SBS talk show), as are actors on variety shows (1N2D, Running Man, Infinity Challenge).  But what does this mean for Seunggi the Actor?  Will that take back seat to MC Seunggi?

If he does the new show, does this mean that he will no longer do Strong Heart?  If the new 100-Person Table show is more of a natural talk show (knowing Shin PD’s talents) and less-over-the-top like Strong Heart, seems like a better fit for Seunggi than Strong Heart, which was based on Hodong’s personality?

Didn’t Hook press-release that Seunggi would be officially advancing into Japan in March 2012?  Wasn’t it a big deal to anticipate that since the original plan to do so year ago in March 2011 had to be put on hold due to his variety show commitments?

Whatever Seunggi wants to do, I will 100% support!  So I just sincerely hope he gets to have as much say as possible in the final decision-making!  And knowing Seunggi, whatever happens, he’ll make the best of it for sure!

via Hankooki, Edaily, Donga, Newsen

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4 Responses

  1. No matter what,
    Seung Gi oppa, please take care of your health at all times!
    Oppa FIGHTING!!! :)
    We are always behind you, supporting you!!!

  2. Thanks for breaking it down and analyzing the facts for us, as always anne!!

    Here’s wishing that Seunggi’s star shine even brighter in 2012!!

  3. Hi Anne, thanks for this updates on the truths & un-truths that have been circulating lately.

    Wishing you & your family a Happy & Blessed 2012!

  4. now that he’s officially stepped down from strong heart throne, i think this rumor might be true…

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