′Strong Heart′ to Hold Last Shoot on January 17
SBS′ Strong Heart will hold its last shoot on January 17, and conclude its journey of three years and three months.
An official told enews on January 9 that "Strong Heart will hold its last shoot on January 17."
The official added, "Another show has been set up for the Tuesday 11 p.m. time slot. This means that Strong Heart will be discontinued."
SBS is currently working hard to prepare the program that will take over Strong Heart′s slot, with the help of producer Choi Young In, former chief producer of Healing Camp, and producer Shin Hyo Jung, who moved to SBS after working with KBS′ 1 Night, 2 Days. The producers are currently looking for new MCs.
Shin Dong Yeop is currently being considered for the MC role.
Lee Dong Wook, on the other hand, seems to be leaning toward leaving variety in order to continue his career as an actor.
A rep from King Kong Entertainment, however, told enews, "We haven′t heard anything from the producers. We believe we′ll have to check the facts."
The variety team in SBS was actually divided over whether to discontinue Strong Heart, as the show is popular in the advertisement world and it still makes strong issues every week. There was talk of starting a second season of Strong Heart or changing the show′s format instead of starting a new show, but as the decision has been made, the show will give way to a new one.
There are still many stock episodes of Strong Heart to be aired, so the new show will start airing in February at the earliest.
Strong Heart became one of SBS′ biggest variety shows ever since it started up on October 6, 2009. It gathered attention for bringing together ′the Nation′s MC′ Kang Ho Dong and Lee Seung Gi. After Kang Ho Dong and left the show and Lee Seung Gi also decided to leave after hosting the show alone for a while, Shin Dong Yeop and Lee Dong Wook took over.
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