[Reporter Se-yeon Park, Daily Economy Star Today]
In the new year of 2021, MBC will make a partial adjustment in January, focusing on the advance placement of new entertainment programs.
MBC plans to expand its program competitiveness to weekdays based on popular entertainment contents on weekends. To this end, MBC will deploy new entertainment programs and establish a pilot zone with the aim of strengthening competitiveness on weekday nights through aggressive organization. Through such changes, he is determined not only to present experimental and novel programs, but also to discover new contents and to present new enjoyment and emotion to viewers.
‘It would be Great if You Don’t Fight’ (Director Kim Myung-jin, Hyun Jeong-wan), depicting the wild self-sufficiency of Korea’s best friends, visits viewers every Monday at 9:20 PM from January 11, 2021 after the broadcast scheduled for January 2nd. Starting with Ahn Jung-hwan x Lee Young-pyo and Yoon Doo-jun x Lee Ki-gwang, the variety of chemistry of self-sufficient best friends in the wild is getting a response that ‘It would be Great if You Don’t Fight’.
‘Ramen Research Institute’ (director Yeo Woon-hyuk Moon Geon-i), which attracted viewers’ attention by showing it as a Chuseok pilot program with the theme of national soul food ramen, succeeded in regular formation. In this program reborn under the title of ‘Ramen Play’, the four MC Corps of Seo Jang-Hoon, Kim Jong-guk, Seong Si-kyung, and Haha, who were divided into four ‘fresh,’ searched for unusual recipes with the theme of various dishes, not just ramen. I’m going to meet the masters. It will be aired at 9:45 pm on Friday, January 15th as a follow-up to ‘The People of Trot’.
In the pilot zone, which will be newly established at 9 PM, the ‘Late Night Ghost Talk’ (Director Lim Chae-won, Han Wool, Im Da-sol) will be organized by joining the three best MCs Shin Dong-yeop, Kim Sook, and Park Na-rae.
MBC’s ‘Late Night Ghost Talk’ is a new concept storytelling challenge horror monster talk show program. It is attracting attention even before the broadcast by meeting three MCs and a talk show specializing in ghost stories. Through the most bizarre and scary stories among the ghost stories selected through the preliminary contest, the audience will be presented with an unprecedented fear and fun. It will be aired on January 6th and 7th at 9:20 pm in a two-part series.
‘Hungry? Deliver some Foods’ (Director Sun Hye-yoon) is a variety program to look for ‘steamed’ restaurants delivered in Korea in the era of delivery, when the number of delivery food users has increased since the outbreak of COVID-19. Korea’s leading gourmets & gourmet stars will be looking for express delivery restaurants through vivid real reviews. ‘Hungry? Deliver some Foods’ is a trilogy and will be aired for the first time at 9:50 pm on January 16th.
In the new year of 2021, a digital new technology pop-up store ‘Photo Organizing Service Phone Cleansing’ (director Park Chang-hoon) is coming. This is a trilogy variety talk show that organizes tens of thousands of photos in cell phones piled up without throwing away and keeping the first broadcast at 9:20 pm on February 10th at 9:20 pm. It is expected to provide fun and excitement through the most intimate and private stories related to the photos in the star’s phone.
In addition to this, a pilot entertainment program that will satisfy the five senses of the viewers, just staying at home, in the New Year’s New Year’s Day will be aired at 9:55 pm on January 1st. A stage full of sincerity with a star and a hidden gem-like steamed friend is scheduled to unfold with a warm and human-filled emotional touch entertainment. As for the MC, Shin Dong-yeop is with Park Myung-soo and Kim Tae-hyun, and Roh Sa-yeon, Seol Undo, Song Chang-eui, LYn, Jo Kwon, Kim Soo-chan, and Hwang Yoon-seong go out with real best friends.
Korean sports legends Park Chan-ho, Park Se-ri, and Park Ji-sung will meet with the new entertainment ‘Three Parks’ (director Seung-wook Noh Lee Min-ji). The three people who have delivered their hopes from a distant foreign country with an indomitable spirit of challenge are planning to wow Korea again through the special project ‘Three Park’, which will be broadcast early next year.
‘Anyway Going to Work’ (directed by Jeong Gyeo-woon), which contains a sincere story about the problem of living and observing various work life, confirmed its regular schedule at the beginning of next year after the last pilot broadcast, amid popular audiences. It is the first broadcasting company to apply the office worker Vlog format to the entertainment format, showing a new form of observational entertainment.
MBC plans to strengthen public prosperity by organizing high-quality liberal arts documentaries that have been steadily loved by viewers.
First of all, ‘Buy & Live’ (hereinafter referred to as ‘Sale an Empty House)’ (director Hwang Soon-gyu), which caught the attention of viewers through the appearance of a new rebirth of an ’empty house’ neglected as a horror in downtown Seoul by actress Ra Mi-ran and Korea’s best architectural avengers. Returns to the expanded trilogy.
The first broadcast of the ‘Vacant House Expansion’, which airs for the first time at 9:20 pm on January 12th, is the process of producing the main broadcasts ‘Episode 1 Hide and Seek House’, ‘Episode 2 Miracle House’, and ‘Episode 3 Hanok Comforting Youth’. The behind-the-scenes of the production, the story behind the broadcast, and tips for house remodeling, which were not covered in the film, will be delivered by actors Rami-ran and Architecture Avengers in detail to viewers.
In addition, ‘Meet You’ (director Kim Jong-woo), that impressed viewers and garnered worldwide attention by emotionally depicting the reunion of a mother and a 7-year-old daughter who died of a rare incurable disease at the time of broadcast in February in virtual reality. Comes to the viewer with a special VR human documentary trilogy for the 60th anniversary of the company’s founding.
The 60th anniversary special VR human documentary (Director Kim Jong-woo, Jo Yoon-mi) will be broadcast for the first time at 9:20 pm on January 21, and will cover the story of the late husband Kim Yong-gyun and the story of a man, who saw the death of his wife 3 years ago. The 60th anniversary of the founding VR documentary trilogy is expected to continue the impression of ‘Meeting You’ through the combination of realizable front-line VR (virtual reality) technology and high-quality human documentary.
In 2021, MBC drama released various genres such as Rocco and Spy Actions such as ‘Become a Rice’, ‘Oh! Master’, ‘Not Crazy’, ‘Black Sun’, ‘Red End of Clothes,’ etc. It is being reviewed for additional organization.
Among them, the original wave drama ‘Love Scene Number #'(writer Hong Gyeong-sil, director Kim Hyeong-min, production WeMad), planned by MBC and invested by the largest OTT platform in Korea, will meet viewers in February. An omnibus drama centered on four women aged 23, 29, 35, and 42, featuring actors Kim Bo-ra, Shim Eun-woo, Ryu Hwa-young and Park Jin-hee. It will be broadcast through OTT platform Wave and MBC.
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