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Extension plans nixed for Runaway Plan B

KBS’s action-comedy series Runaway Plan B had been flirting with the idea of a four-episode extension, but that idea has been tabled, according to a source with the drama’s production company on November 23.

That source stated, “KBS wanted the extension, but Rain, Lee Na-young and the other cast members have busy schedules, and it was decided that drawing out the story development any further would be pointless.” Writer Chun Sung-il reportedly showed interest in a special feature version, but ultimately the production decided against it.

I’m VERY relieved at the decision, because I am not hankering for a story that is speeding to its climax to all of a sudden slow down while it searches for more story. Plus, I’ve been really liking where Runaway is going now that Rain and Lee Na-young have gotten on the same page and are making progress in their investigation — but groaned at the idea of their increasing sexual attraction being dragged out just when it’s getting fun.

Part of the reason KBS pushed for the extension despite Runaway’s middling ratings is because the drama set to follow, President, would be going up against SBS’s similarly-themed Daemul. Two presidents, played by two drama heavyweights? (That would be Go Hyun-jung and Choi Su-jong.) One timeslot? Yeah, you can see why KBS would have preferred to avoid that conflict.

But no, they’ll overlap for a couple weeks after Runaway ends as originally planned on December 2 with Episode 20, which means President premieres on December 8.

Via Star News

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2 presidents in the same timeslot??......this will be very interesting to watch...too bad its only for a couple of weeks

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Very relieved to hear this. This show just isn't strong enough to support more eps.

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I agree too, usually when dramas get extensions, the story flops over. In example, Smile You.

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Agree! The last 10 or so episodes of Smile, You ruined the whole story...Such a waste!! badly done!

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I don't see how the extension could work. Mainly because the story IS already draggy. The mystery of the gold bar was solved ages ago, and the only thing keeping the show alive is the chemistry between the two leads.

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less rain is always good for me!

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i hope it rains in your area.

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HAHAHA!! I'm sorry, but that totally just cracked me up. ;)

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lets not rain on anyone's parade, ok?

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you guys kill me

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if it does, then you will totally be jealous, no?

roflmao

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I like the show alot, but an extension would of been pointless. I think it's going well with the eps it has.

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Quick question:

How does the audience viewership is measured in South Korea?

For example, Secret Garden got 17.9 (2nd), what does that 17.9 means?

A percentage of the audience who have tv turn on at that time?
or a percentage of the TV audience overall that watch SG at that time? '

Thank

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Both. People who turn on will bump it up even if its only 1 minute, so I assume that counts..
It is done by every one minute of broadcast( no ads), and then its averaged by the per minute of percentage who were watching. So its overall of the who were watching at that time.
I think its UK does the same..?

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Both?

that doesn't make sense.

For example, 17.9% can either be 17.9% of the people watching TV at that time who watch that show.

or

17.9% can be the % of people who own TV, actually watching it.

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17.9 is the share. That means (approximately) 17.9% of Korean TV sets are watching that show. There's another rating (점유율) that indicates the share within the share. That is, of the TV sets currently on, the percentile of viewers tuning in (for obvious reasons, that's higher). So when a show scores in the high 40%'s, it's likely the 정유율 might be 70% or higher.

With about 30 million sets in Korea, you do the math.

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i was thinking of watching this, but when the extension rumor was going around, i decided not to watch it. but since there wont be an extension, DEFINITELY going to watch it now :)

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very nice

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