I swear, this guy’s career is one well-oiled machine. Now that his drama The King 2 Hearts has wrapped, Lee Seung-gi has been announced as one of the MCs for a new variety show to hit SBS late this summer, called Table for 100. It hasn’t been confirmed, but if he does take the gig, it’ll at least solve the great riddle that would have been: What would happen to tv if Lee Seung-gi stopped being on it? Would sets just spontaneously combust? I was picturing more of a sad-mac situation and flags at half-mast around the country. I kid, but you kind of do wonder, right?
The new program will be headlined by PD Shin Hyo-jung, formerly of the 1 Night 2 Days crew. It’s still in the planning stages, but the program will be an outdoor variety show involving food, which is pretty much the vaguest description ever. Does it also have people? And laughs? At least it sounds like it has a cooking component, which um… if you’ve ever seen Seung-gi cook on 1 Night 2 Days, you’re already laughing along with me.
The plan is for it to be a two-MC show… is it too early for the Kang Ho-dong chants to begin? We want the bromance! Bring back the bromance! That would seriously make my day.
The show (with Seung-gi as MC) has reportedly been in the works for a while now, and had originally planned to premiere earlier in the summer, but his Japanese concerts proved to be enough of a scheduling conflict that made them think it might not work out. And they’re still being hammered out, hence the inability to confirm. The plan is to begin shooting in July/August, and premiere by August/September, but it looks like they might have to push the start date to score their MC or start looking elsewhere.
If the stars align, Seung-gi will be back in varietyland by later summer/early fall. If the universe has any sense at all, Ho-dong hyung will be by his side.