SBS‘ “Running Man“, one of Korea’s longest running and most loved variety shows, is coming to an end after almost 7 years on-air. The final episode is set to air in February 2017.
Following Gary‘s leave, and the recent controversial removal of Kim Jongkook and Song Jihyo, the producers of the decided to end the show on good terms. On December 16, PD Lee Hwanjin gave the following statement to media outlets–
“The members and producers had an emergency meeting in Seoul today… The members got together and cleared up the misunderstandings that arose until now. After discussion with Kim Jongkook, Song JiHYO, the other members, and the producers, we’ve decided to finish ‘Running Man’ at the end of February. We’ll do our best until the end for the viewers who’ve always given us such big support.”
“Running Man” premiered on July 11, 2010 and is one of the popular variety shows on Korean television. What are your thoughts on the news?