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‘Guardian,’ popular but controversial

In the popular TV drama series “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God,” the male lead is, quite literally, a god. Based on the Korean folklore of dokkaebi, a higher spiritual being roughly translat...

Updated : 2017.01.04 17:22

‘You’re terminated!’: Schwarzenegger takes over Trump’s ‘Apprentice’

NEW YORK (AFP) -- When Donald Trump hosted “The Celebrity Apprentice,” he dismissed contestants with what became his indelible catchphrase, “You’re fired.” Now that Trump is poised to take over...

Updated : 2017.01.04 16:47

Ko So-young returns to small screen after a decade’s absence

Ko So-young will break her decadelong absence from the silver and small screens with the latest KBS drama “The Perfect Wife,” the state-run broadcaster said. The show, which will air on Feb. 27, r...

Updated : 2017.01.03 17:48

‘Running Man’ to feature races planned by cast members

SBS’ popular variety show “Running Man” revealed Monday its New Year’s project. (Instagram account of @sbs_runningman_sbs) Along with a photo from its 332nd episode, “Running Man” wrote that ...

Updated : 2017.01.03 17:01

TV shows turn to conversation, introspection

Korean variety programs seem set to steer away from rowdy physical games and loud laughs this year. Featuring celebrities conversing with strangers on the street, preparing food for one, or even ima...

Updated : 2017.01.02 15:47

Iconic comedian Yoo Jae-suk wins top award, again

Comedian and TV host Yoo Jae-suk nabbed his 13th big accolade at the MBC Entertainment Awards on Thursday evening, further cementing his position as an icon of Korean onscreen entertainment. “The m...

Updated : 2016.12.30 10:18

Schwarzenegger: ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ his show, not Trump’s

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In an epic mishmash of politics and celebrity, Donald Trump’s elevation from “Celebrity Apprentice” host to president-elect has created an opening for actor and former Californi...

Updated : 2016.12.30 10:10

Shin Dong-yup, Lee Kwang-soo nab top entertainment prizes

Comedian-television host Shin Dong-yup and actor-comedian Lee Kwang-soo nabbed the top prizes at this year’s SBS Entertainment Awards on Sunday. Shin received the Grand Prize for successfully hosti...

Updated : 2016.12.26 17:28

Actor Lee Kwang-soo faces new challenge in career

Korean actor Lee Kwang-soo has had a busy year. Not only has he been on the popular variety show “Running Man,” which propelled him to stardom several years ago, the former model has demonstrated a...

Updated : 2016.12.25 15:36

At 70, sitcoms stand firm against wave of TV changes

NEW YORK (AFP) -- The television industry is in the midst of a sea change, but one format hasn’t varied in 70 years -- and yet remains a favorite among American viewers. The sitcom still brings the...

Updated : 2016.12.25 15:31

Most anticipated Hallyu stars of 2017 in China

Korean celebrities Kim Soo-hyun, Jun Ji-hyun, Song Joong-ki and Yoona were selected as Hallyu stars to look out for in 2017 in a survey conducted by Chinese media outlets. In a joint survey by Chine...

Updated : 2016.12.21 17:44

Actor Park Bo-gum greeted by 4,000 fans in Hong Kong

Park Bo-gum, the star of South Korean TV series "Love in the Moonlight," met about 4,000 fans in Hong Kong on the second leg of his tour of Asian countries to meet international fans, his agency said...

Updated : 2016.12.18 19:15

Kang Ho-dong reverses decision to join ‘Running Man’ Season 2

Famous show host and comedian Kang Ho-dong has reversed his decision to join SBS TV‘s “Running Man,” Kang’s management agency SM C&C said Thursday, only a day after the news broke that he would star...

Updated : 2016.12.15 17:26

‘We Got Married,’ after the honeymoon

When reality TV show “We Got Married” first aired in 2008, many viewers enjoyed watching celebrity couples engage in a blissful, albeit simulated, marriage onscreen. Others, however, questioned the...

Updated : 2016.12.15 17:25

‘Romantic Doctor’ leads ratings

TV drama “Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim” is leading ratings by an overwhelming gap, scoring 23.8 percent of viewership for its Tuesday episode, according to Nielsen Korea. The show is set in a rura...

Updated : 2016.12.14 18:48