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Chinese Netizens Call for Boycott of ‘Running Man’

Chinese Netizens Call for Boycott of ‘Running Man’

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — “Running Man,” a long-running SBS TV’s variety show enjoying pan-Asia popularity, is being criticized by some Chinese netizens for violating the country’s official ‘One China’ policy. The latest episode of the show was based on the South Korean board game “Blue Marble” that enjoyed huge popularity in the nation, [...]

Now in its 9th Year, ‘Running Man’ Runs Longest Among SBS Variety Shows

Now in its 9th Year, ‘Running Man’ Runs Longest Among SBS Variety Shows

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Since its debut in 2010, “Running Man” has captivated fans at home and in the broader Asian region with its unique competition-oriented format and lineup of hilarious show members, becoming a fixture in Sunday evening prime time. It now is the longest-running variety show on the SBS channel. This [...]

Chinese Networks Accused of Plagiarizing Variety Shows, but are South Korean Companies Any Better?

Chinese Networks Accused of Plagiarizing Variety Shows, but are South Korean Companies Any Better?

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Recent reports that Chinese TV networks had outright plagiarized variety show content from their South Korean counterparts has some questioning whether the domestic industry is any better.  Variety shows are a form of reality show in which participants, usually celebrities, partake in a number of activities, ranging from traveling [...]

S. American Fans Salute 7th Anniversary of ‘Running Man’

S. American Fans Salute 7th Anniversary of ‘Running Man’

SEOUL, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — “Running Man,” SBS TV’s weekend variety show, has been saluted by South American fans for its seventh year, according to the network Thursday. The program’s fan club covering Mexico, Argentina, El Salvador and Peru, sent 20 kilograms of rice to the showrunners, congratulating them for the show’s seventh year, [...]

‘Running Man’ in Quandary over Casting Controversy

‘Running Man’ in Quandary over Casting Controversy

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – “Running Man,” a South Korean variety show enjoying pan-Asia popularity, hit a snag this week following revelations its producers failed to properly communicate their plans with the cast.  On Wednesday, SBS TV announced that Kang Ho-dong, a popular show host and former traditional Korean wrestling champion, would join the [...]