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Na PD confirmed rumored to leave 1 Night 2 Days

[UPDATE: Na PD just issued a statement denying the story as a rumor. Na Young-seok: “I’m not leaving. I don’t know why these rumors keep circling. I’m currently in all-night meetings working on the viewers’ tour. I can’t even think about a transfer right now.” Ow. My head hurts from the media tailspin. Please, for the love of Bokbulbok, can this one stick? I don’t know how much more whiplash I can take. *crosses fingers* Via Osen]

*Heartbreak* Everyone’s favorite evil genius of variety, producer-director Na Young-seok has been confirmed to leave hit program 1 Night 2 Days. We’ve been waiting on MC Kang Ho-dong to make his decision after announcing his possible exit from the show, but it looks like Na PD will be leaving first.

Na has signed with cable broadcaster CJ E&M (a media conglomerate that owns Mnet, TvN), joining 1 Night 2 Days PDs of old, Lee Myung-han and Lee Dong-hee, who left before him. CJ E&M has apparently been wooing Na PD for over a year, and while his colleagues signed to the tune of 10-20 million won, Na PD was reportedly offered considerably more.

He’s certainly at the peak of his career, having paid his dues and come up the ranks as a variety PD, and taken 1N2D to 20%, 30% and even 40% ratings at its high. Now with more creative control and clout, he’ll be able to do more from the ground up, creating new shows and changing the variety landscape and television as a whole. As cable networks continue to grow and put out new original content to contend with the Big 3 (KBS, SBS, MBC), people like Na PD and especially stars like Kang Ho-dong will likely be at the forefront of a change in the tide.

As of now, he plans to launch a new show for CJ E&M with PD Lee Myung-han, to premiere next April. He’ll be parting ways with 1N2D as soon as his resignation is processed with KBS, which means he’ll be leaving shortly, possibly before the next episode shoots in two weeks.

*Tear* Na PD, we’ll miss you and your wonderfully sadistic, evil genius ways.

Via DongA

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Yikes!

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they have announced the end of 1n2d!!!
just read from allkpop...
OMG!!! I think I am gonna cry...!!!!!
NnooooooHHhhhH!!!!

feb 2012... I wish its eternity away!!!

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heartbreak :'(

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OMG!!! nooooooooooooooooooooooo! i wanna cry!!!!!!!!!!!!!! waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa can all the 1 night and 2 days casts just quit kbs and transfer CJ E&M!!! huhuuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhu noooooooooooooo mygosh ... they're slowly disbanding ... :-(( boohoo

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Na PD will be missed :(

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Or the notion of him being missed will no longer stand as it's back to rumor status... This. Must be what emotional whiplash feels like. Lol

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maaan... that's really too bad! it won't be the same anymore!

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oh noessssss.... who's gonna be the evil one now?!?! >.<

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*criiieis :(

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it's sad that he's leaving but good for him for being smart and accepting a new challenge with the tv cable, i hope Hodong follows and leave too, we all know it's sad and will be the end of 1N2D but it will be unique opportunity for him since he has the freedom to do so.

Instead of signing petitions for them to stay it's better to support their decision wished them well.

i will always love 1N2D ^_^

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You so right! I have officially accepted and now can't WAIT to see his new show run with the creative freedom that I am sure was a was a large deciding factor in his decision to leave - I can't wait (Seriously though...I hope he gets plenty of FACE time on his new show...I always looked forward to seeing little clips of him interacting personally in 1n2d so I hope that there will some of "physical" him in his new show!)

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What is happening to the entertainment world T__T

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sigh ... i'll miss him !

though sad, but it's good for him to continue to grow n expand his creativity.

will not forget his 'evil' smile and signature 'ting' (always sounds more 'ting' than 'ding' to me)

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Hopefully those cable stations offer better working conditions than the big 3

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Agree.... I am really liking this change. As a viewer it means more variety. YaY.

Na PD, Fighting.

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If Kang Ho Dong leaves too, is that the end of 1N2D?

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my heart just dropped... no more evil genius PD!!!

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i'm not a frequent follower for this show... how long has he been on the show ??

most probably khd will leave this show too~~ since he know this show can reach this high level because of this pd!!! it wouldn't be the same if pd na is not ard anymore

so i predict this show might come to an end soon~~~
it' sjust too bad the uhm tae woong just join the group

Na pd wish u all the best~~

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This show first aired in 2007. It has been 4 years now. I'll be missing Na PD a lot. He is such an evil genius that I love. :(

All the best to him in CJ E&M. I can't wait for his new works there.

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NOOOOO! He was basically a member of 1N2D! That show he's producing for next year better be good...

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Do what you think is the best, Na PD (and Kang Ho Dong too). K-entertainment scene do need a change in tides & work environment.

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The end of an (1N2D) era, as we know it.

I can't imagine who would replace him. Shin PD and Newbie PD left already, so who's next on the roster? Or are they bringing a new person?

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omg ;'(

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It's sad to see him go, but I believe with his creativity and genius mind, his next show will be as successful as 1N2D.

Can't wait to see his new show with PD Lee Myung-han.

I think Ho Dong will definitely leave too, he's just waiting for the right time to announce it.

Wish PD Na and all 1n2d members all the very best.

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I'm really, really, really sad :(

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*gasp* I think my heart just broke...

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Can't he leave the show after a few months..........*sigh I just started 1N2D few months ago and I love him as a Genius PD and now he'll leave.................

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Oh.........GEEZ. O_o

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20 million won is less than 20 thousand USD. That seems so little. Is it supposed to be billion won, or are they really being paid this little as PDs?

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Plus a salary to match, sorry thought it was implied.

And yes, is the answer to your question. No one would argue that Variety PD is a glamorous job.

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10~20 billions won is correct and it's transfer fee, not salary.

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Apparently, we're all wrong, and it's 1-2 billion won.

I hate math.

Anyway, it's all moot, if the story is a media dust-up.

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http://news.nate.com/view/20110817n05846

I think it is a media dustup, from Na PD's personal statement
The translated article below for those that don't read korean.

http://www.allkpop.com/2011/08/1n2d-pd-na-young-suk-denies-that-hes-leaving-the-shows

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T.T
but this brings up a good question. i wonder how many times 1n2d will change people and how long will the show go on

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PD Na ... you're heart .... heart .... heartbreaker .... i'll miss him so much .... good luck

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oh no oh oh... he'll be awesome somewhere soon!

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noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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1N2D always seems to bring out the real personality of the participants and for that I thank Na and the rest of the 1N2D creative team.

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Aw...my ajusshi crush, I'm going to miss Na PD so much. I just went on a google hunt and found this 10asia interview, which I guess gives us a small indication of where his future program may be heading. Can't wait til April 2012!!

http://1n2dfansubs.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/10asia-na-young-seok-pd-1-night-2-days-became-fearless/

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As they say, change will always be the only constant. I'm sad for 1N2D but I wish all of them well. The only clever thing KBS can do now is sell the rights or call it quits. I wonder whom Na PD will start poaching.

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So, it is a rumor....YAYYYYYY!!!!!!!

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Zoe, I think the article is confirming that Na PD is leaving, not that it is a rumour. Sorry to burst your bubble.

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Oh my....it is a rumour!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Unless the update that it's a rumor... is a rumor!

@[email protected] head hurty

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Lalalalala, I can't hear you.

*sigh* There's waaay too much off-set drama in the K-entertainment these days. This year has really been a krazy year, even by K-pop standards. Seo Taiji's divorce, Myung-wol misfortunes, inconceivable rumours of 1N2D ending, dramas falling between the cracks *coughwhat'supcough* along with the usual background noise...

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Please. Just let it be a rumour and never come true!

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hope this ain't mere rumor. hope this one's the real deal! i need na pd's "andwaemida!" in my life!

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YAY! I hope it's a rumor...it's no fun when Na PD is not there to torture our dear man-boys :D

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PD Na, please don't go! Kajima! We need you!

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OMG! I'm so glad to know that him leaving is just a rumour!

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according to latest articles, Na PD and KBS denied the news that he's leaving and already submitted resignation letter.

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I blame Han Ye Seul for all of this!

:-P

Why does it feel like we're all being Bukbulbok'd right now??

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lol right! HYS kept me pretty occupied with her news that i momentarily forgor Hodong and Na PD leaving the show rumors

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He denied it right? From the man's mouth himself? It's not another rumor?! I'm holding my breath every time there's news about 1N2D.

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You and I both!

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Thanks for the update!
*Almost drowned in her own puddle of tears*

Let's hope the powers-that-be will intervene and save this show!

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oh god! rumor! thank you!!

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i'm sooo confused right now. @[email protected] it's just a rumor right? i really hope so, because things will never be the same without him. *sigh*

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I'm sure that even if 1N2D were to go off air one day there would be another fantabulous variety show to replace it. Right KHD, right Na PD?

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*fist pump* For Na PD calling out, "Whatis everyone talking about? I'm too busy to think about transfering!" Now all we need is for Kang Hodong to say he's staying on....

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why do you report something and then go back on it? wait for the facts first!

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LOL.

Would you like me to report things in reverse chronological order? Well sure, it'd make my life a whole lot easier if I knew the end in the beginning.

I don't know if this is a Wizard of Oz moment for you, but as it turns out, my sources are the same as yours: The Internet.

'Nuff said.

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LOL! Because when media outlets post their news, they don't post it with a notice that says, "This is not true. Await further updates for the REAL truth."

That would make things a lot easier for us, though!

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lol. It would make things easier for alllllll of us.

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YAH! why so rude? geez. JB and GF do the best they can, but seriously they can't predict what is a true story and which one is not if both are being touted as truth!

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if you dont like it look for somewhere to get your news from

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Hei, that's just so uncool a comment. Keep up the good work JB and GF. I've always been thoroughly entertained reading your write-up of 2D1N.

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He's not gonna leave.. He's not gonna leave..

Pray hard that he will not leave... Please this stayed rumored forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wow, so it's just a rumor? Why then would people/media/netizens spread this like it's the truth? It doesn't make since. If Na PD said it's not true, it better not be. LOL

I suppose netizens/his supporters just needed something to talk about or they are just doing this to get people's attention for the show/host/actor.

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And we say Na PD is sadistic? I think the Korean media is much more sadistic, how can they give us whiplash like this and break our hearts with rumors? ERGGGHHHH!!!

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