Seollal Special Variety Shows to Watch This Lunar New Years 2017
It’s the Lunar New Years holiday this weekend, and that means a new array of special pilot shows for 2017!
Lunar New Years is celebrated this weekend, from January 28th to 29th, this year. In celebration for the welcoming of a new year, the top broadcasting stations have a series of new pilot shows to test out this year. What’s even better is that they feature some of our most favorite K-Pop idols!
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Mark your calendars for which show you absolutely can’t miss this year!
1. “Girl Group War” (걸그룹 대첩 – 가문의 영광)
KBS is ready to launch their girl group special variety show. In “Girl Group War”, various girl groups will sing their hearts out to popular karaoke. Instead of focusing on choreography or fancy lighting, the girls will be singing in their most natural forms. You can also look forward to the special collaboration stages of girl group seniors and juniors that you’ve never seen before!
Host: Lee Teuk, Yang SeHyung, Min KyungHoon
Cast: APink, EXID, GFriend, gugudan, DIA, Red Velvet, Oh My Girl, LABOUM
Air Date: 01/27 6:00 pm KST on KBS 2TV
2. “Knowing Bros – Lunar New Years Special”
The internationally popular variety show, “Knowing Bros”, will be hosting a special Seollal episode this year. The special guests for this holiday will feature girl groups, as well as some of the most legendary names in Korean comedy.
Cast: Park MiSun, Jo HyeRyeon, SolBi, Oh NaMi, Hong JinYoung, Cao Lu, APRIL’s ChaeKyung
Air Date: 1/28 at 11:00 pm KST on JTBC
3. “Who’s Your Mama” (어머님이 누구니)
“Who’s Your Mama” will be a new dating survival program that tests not the match’s personality, but the mothers of the male contestants. Potential daughter-in-laws will choose their ideal mother-in-laws before choosing their ideal man.
Hosts: Park SuHong, Yoo HaNa, Jang SungKyu
Air Date: 1/28 at 9:40pm KST on JTBC
4. “Phantom Singer”
The final contestants will be performing live for a special Lunar New Year episode! The winners of the “Phantom Singer”, who were deeply loved by the public will be performing their signature musical crossovers. The winner of the program will be announced on this special episode.
Hosts: Jun HyunMoo, Kim HeeChul
Air Date: 1/27 at 9:40 pm KST on JTBC
5. “Thinking of Oppa” (오빠 생각)
MBC hosts its first pilot episode for a Seollal special called “Thinking of Oppa”. The variety program features the concept of a company assisting stars attract the public to become their fans. The show’s adorable theme song already has the viewers looking forward to the new program.
Hosts: Tak JaeHoon, Yoon SeYoon, and Yang SeHyung
Casts: Yang SeChan, Lee SangJun, SolBi, KyungRi, Red Velvet’s Joy, Lee MalNyun, and ASTRO’s Cha EunWoo
Air Date: 1/29 at 11:15 pm KST and 1/30 at 8:35 pm KST on MBC
6. Idol Star Athletic Championship (ISAC 2017)
The globally anticipated idol Olympic games are back for the Lunar New Year of 2017! The show returns with new games, such as the boys’ aerobics. We’ve already caught multiple fancam teasers, but we’ll finally be able to know which groups won which games this weekend!
Hosts: Jun HyunMoo, Lee SooGeun, APink’s EunJi
Air Date: 1/30 at 5:15 pm on MBC