As Korea observes a national period of mourning following the Itawan tragedy, more broadcasting stations, organizations and celebrities have announced the cancellation and postponement of upcoming broadcasts and events.
On October 31, SBS announced that their variety show “Say Bad Different Dreams 2” as well as their Monday-Tuesday drama “Cheer Up” will be canceled this week.
This week, MBC will not air “Buddy Into the Wild,” “Oh Eun Young’s Report: Marriage Hell,” and “DNA Mate.” MBC’s weekday drama “Game of Witches” will be canceled, as well as their Wednesday-Thursday drama “May I Help You?”
ENA has canceled the upcoming airings of “Love is for Soccerers” and “King of Cyrium.”
Music shows including “The Show,” “Show Champion,” “M Countdown,” “Music Bank,” and “Music Core” will not air this week. The cancellation of “Inkigayo” was announced earlier this weekend.
The premiere of MBN’s “Passionate Goodbye” has been canceled. Mnet will not air “Street Man Fighter,” “Street Man Fighter Commentary,” “Artistok Game,” or “Show Me the Money 11” this week.
Along with canceling the broadcast, “Street Man Fighter” announced changes to their upcoming concerts. Their concerts in Seoul on November 5 and 6 have been postponed to January 7 and 8, 2023. Their Gangneung concert scheduled for November 12 has been canceled due to rehearsals, broadcast changes, and more.
tvN’s October 31 broadcast of “The Must-Try Restaurant,” “The Rekindling Dance,” and “The Village President’s People” will not air. Later this week, TVN canceled the broadcasts of “Young Actors’ Retreat” and “Amazing Saturday.” The press conference for TVN’s upcoming Mon-Tues drama “Behind Every Star” originally scheduled for Nov. 2 has been postponed. tvN will also not be airing their “You Quiz on the Block” on November 2.
JTBC will not air this week’s scheduled broadcasts of “Talk Pay 25,” “Baseball Monsters,” “Over the Top – Men’s Championship,” “The Second World,” “Life Reset Re-Debut Show – A Star Is Born.” ” “World Dark Tour,” “Han Moon Chul Black Box Review,” “Marry Me,” “K-909,” and “Knowing Bros.” “Hidden Singer 7” will air on November 4 at 8:50 PM KST with an episode featuring the late Kim Hyun Sik.
Kupang Play’s “Workplace Romance” and Netflix’s new drama “The Fabulous” have been temporarily postponed from November 4 broadcasts.
TWICE’s seventh debut anniversary fan meeting “ONCE HALLOWEEN 3” has been canceled Regarding why the November 5 event was canceled and not postponed, their agency shared, “Although we discussed things like changing the concept, we didn’t have enough time physically so we decided to cancel.”
The global press conference for the upcoming 2022 Mnet Asian Music Awards (2022 MAMA) originally scheduled for November 2 has been postponed. The rescheduled date will be announced later.
Agency P NATION has announced that they will suspend all of their artists’ scheduled promotional activities until November 5 for the period of national mourning.
NATURE’s November 2 comeback has been postponed, as well as TRENDZ’s November 3 single release. HYBE has postponed their “2022 HYBE Company Briefing with the Community” originally scheduled for November 4.
Rocket Punch’s Yunyoung will no longer hold his upcoming Wavers Live broadcast that was scheduled to celebrate his birthday.
The press conference for Lee Yi Kyung and Chae Seo Jin’s upcoming film “Midnight Cafe” has been rescheduled for November 11 at 10:30 a.m. KST.
The 2022 Busan One Asia Festival (BOF), Strike Music Festival, 2022 Korea Cell Festa opening ceremony event and MWM Festival have been canceled or postponed.
On the night of October 29, a huge crowd crashed during a Halloween celebration in Seoul’s Itaewon neighborhood. At the time of publication, at least 154 people were confirmed dead in the incident, with many more injured. The Korean government has declared a period of national mourning until November 5, while Yongsan District, where Yoan is located, has extended the period of mourning until December 31.
Once again, we extend our condolences to all those affected by the tragedy and wish a speedy recovery to those injured.
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