Drama Casting & News
Olympics-preempted drama schedule update
by | July 26, 2012 | 74 Comments

So there’s good news and bad news this time. Or, perhaps bad news wrapped in a delicious candy coating? Um… absence makes the heart grow fonder? Is this working? I hear that patience and fortitude are character-building. Or so they say. Obviously I wouldn’t know. You’d think the broadcasters would’ve planned ahead, given that the Olympics gives you like, the gestation period of two elephants in succession to plan, but we’re flying by the seat of our pants, ya hear?

  • A Gentleman’s Dignity (SBS, Sat-Sun) will be airing Episode 19 this Saturday after all. They figured out a way to squeeze it into the evening’s lineup, though it airs 20 minutes earlier than its usual time to do so. The problem is Episode 20, which will still be preempted, as of now. No word yet on when they’ll air the series finale. Is is better or worse to get one episode and then a break before the last one? Or is that like choosing between a kick in the shins and a knuckle to the forehead?
  • Variety show Running Man (SBS, Sun) will be cancelled this week. So no new episode on July 29. Damnit. Now I have to get my vicarious cardio kick elsewhere.
  • On the bright side (See! There is one!) 1 Night 2 Days (KBS, Sun) will air as usual. Ohthankgod. I don’t think I could handle a double whammy variety loss on my Sunday.
  • And on the other bright side, the time-traveling, cholera-curing, brain-fetus-having Doctor Extraordinaire Dr. Jin (MBC, Sat-Sun) will air as usual, Episodes 19 and 20 this weekend, and then its two extended episodes 21 and 22 next weekend.
  • Reminder: No new Gaksital (KBS, Wed-Thu) tonight; Episode 18 airs next Wednesday. Given what happened in yesterday’s episode, that’s torture and a half. Why must you do this to me, Kang-to-ya? And Ghost (SBS, Wed-Thu) will air Episode 18 tonight, but 19 and 20 are still likely to be preempted next week.

Okay, that’s it for now! Enjoy the Oleeeeeempics!

Via Hankook Ilbo, My Daily, Sports Seoul, TV Report


74 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Noelle

    OLYMPICS!!!!!!! Still excited even if I’ll have to wait to see the final to AGD.

  2. lennonfrk

    I’d rather watch agd episodes 19 and 20 together than have a break in between them. Thanks for the update!

    • 2.1 Rashell

      That’s how I feel too. It seems crazy to leave just the last episode hanging out there for a couple weeks. As much as I would miss episodes this week, I wish they had left the last 2 episodes to air together.

    • 2.2 Ivoire

      Me three, I feel the same. AGD should have been shown on the same weekend (for both episodes 19 and 20), methinks!

      • 2.2.1 loxyy

        did ep 19 even air?! i cant find it =/

  3. reallycool


    • 3.1 kayana20

      I said the same thing I was so excited to see Han Ji Min on Running Man and she just came back from Jeju island yesterday too.

      I also am absolutely that AGD Ep 20 is delayed until who knows when. Why can’t we just have both episodes played back to back on a special night! It’s still going to beat horrible Dr. Jin in the ratings regardless.this is going to be torture waiting to see the ending. No spoiler pictures either. SBS makes me sick.

  4. jomo

    Wait, when did Dr. Jin airing become good news?

    • 4.1 erinthelibrarian

      It’ll be over sooner πŸ™‚

      • 4.1.1 nabithoj

        I agree. That show gives me the creeps…and that’s just from watching ep.1 and then reading some of the recaps.

      • 4.1.2 mary

        And the Optimist of The Year Award goes to…


      • 4.1.3 zsa

        ooo…so that’s what it says, I stopped reading after the word Dr. Jin….as a ‘self-healing strategy’…

    • 4.2 Mystisith

      I think girlfriday must have a gummi baby in her head… She’s not free to speak her mind.
      As for me, 1 episode of AGD is better than nothing: I think the big cliffhanger is at the end of episode 18 and not 19. Hehe, we’ll see…

      • 4.2.1 girlfriday

        Ew! Don’t SAY that! *shudders*

        I’m just trying to salvage a candy-coated silver lining here! It must be good news for someone!


        • Shiku

          Yes me! me! That means more Young-hwi! And Ha Eung! And Chuyoong!
          But mainly Young-hwi and his sexy voice!

      • 4.2.2 kayana20

        Well they didn’t post what else SBS said. It’s if the Judo competition doesn’t run over that it tentatively will be shown at 9:30. I am praying for a miracle that it doesn’t and we get to find out if the trip happens or not. Spoilers are saying otherwise.

    • 4.3 Shiku

      Because it is entertaining well for me anyways. LOL

    • 4.4 MsB

      I feel you! I feel like that should have been under the bad news umbrella as the good ones are preempted!

    • 4.5 alua

      Entertaining recaps to read?

  5. kumi

    There are still so many good dramas from before, that I haven’t yet watched. I might use this break for watching a couple of old dramas.
    Anyway, some break is always healthy.

  6. babylove

    Me too. Looking forward to tonight’s episode of Ghost!

  7. Iviih :)

    I prefer one episode this week, and the last episode of AGD next week or next next week.

    It’s okay if they give us an amazing episode 19.

  8. nabithoj

    How the @%#^&#@!^ can you do that with Gentleman??!!! Excuse me, but #$^#&^@ the Olympics. I haven’t watched it ever since the ’96 games and now I’m just like ‘whoopee…who cares’. Countries trying to beat each other in “legit” games instead of war…okay. I’ll play along too…

    On the upside, it gives me time to catch up watching Gaksital and Ghost, which I haven’t diligently been watching.

  9. becca_boo


    Sorry, but I’ve been dying to do that for awhile now, and I have to do something so that I won’t lose what precious little is left of my mind while I wait for the next episode. 5 1/2 more days….

    As for AGD. What’s up with that? I can understand how a show like Gaksital (*sigh* Show, how do I love thee?) that is in the middle of its run can stretch two episodes over two weeks, but this is AGD’s final. week. for goodness’ sake! Good grief.

    On the upside, yay for 1N2D! I’m sad when I don’t get to read jb and gf’s awesome recaps. And how sad would it be if BOTH of Joo-won’s shows were preempted? What would we do? Y’know, aside from sobbing into our pillows and stress-eating.

    • 9.1 sora

      because SBS is Korean official tv station for Olympics… I think…
      that’s why KBS’ dramas not have many lost..

  10. 10 crazedlu

    oh dr. jin.. my cheeks burn bright red for you. ~

    • 10.1 Cynthia

      Which cheeks?
      If it’s your nether regions, the genius Dr. Jin probably has a cure for it…..

      • 10.1.1 MsGB

        Probably surgery…..

  11. 11 CM

    For Dr. Jin it’s more like “Let’s just get done with this…”

  12. 12 pitnee

    At least, tonight episode of Ghost didn’t make me sad and frustrated as yesterday. Everything is getting good for Team Woo-Young, so waiting for another two weeks is still fine. =)

    • 12.1 smile134

      You speak exactly what I’m thinking. Ep 17 of Ghost left me so frustrated and hopeless but today episode makes up for it. I just watch ep 18 and it raises up my mood (a lot :D). Thus waiting 1 extra week may not be big problem. However, I’m still holding on a little hope for watching Ghost next week (since it hasn’t been confirmed that Ghost will be delayed or not).

  13. 13 jessa

    What the..!!! I can’t wait for next week. Kang-to and Boon-yi’s moment will be pushed next week..Aigoo! This is killing me..

  14. 14 Ivoire

    Thank you for the news!

  15. 15 dany

    F..k the Olympics! sorry, just that I love Gaksitaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal!!!!!!!!!

  16. 16 subject

    girlfriday, can you please tell me if Golden Time will air as planned or also postpone? Sorry, can’t find anything about it and Hangul is not my strongest side. πŸ™‚

    • 16.1 girlfriday

      Yes, it airs as planned, at least for the coming week.

      • 16.1.1 subject

        Thanks a lot, girlfriday. And what a shame they didn’t postponed it also. Our main subber is on vacation, so I’m in BIG trouble now… πŸ™

  17. 17 Poshong1227

    As long as 1n2d still airs this week, I’m a happy camper. πŸ™‚

  18. 18 stars4u

    Gaksital will never forgive you!

    • 18.1 Maya

      We should put olympics in the nail cage!

      • 18.1.1 yammy

        and get shunji to rock it like he did with leader Jo along with his scary nonchalant expression /shivers/

        • Maya

          Lol, yammy… What has gaksital done to your priorities? πŸ˜€

  19. 19 Maya

    No Running Man as well this Sunday? Maaann… *pulls hair* but then I guess that’s why there was no preview in last week’s episode.

  20. 20 Katherine

    Oh no!!! No Running Man?!?!?! Aw man!! Why? Why?? Why??? Where am I going to go get my laugh? I think I should try 1 Night, 2 Days. Never seen it (yet). Looks promising

  21. 21 LingLing


    • 21.1 LingLing

      I swear I’m the only one here that is excited about this show… sigh

      • 21.1.1 Maya

        Nah, you’re not alone. I’m glad also that Ghost still airs this week… πŸ˜€

      • 21.1.2 lenrasoon

        i am excited too, just watching episode 17 right now πŸ˜€

    • 21.2 smile134

      Hey, you’re not the only one. I just watched ep 18, so happy now ^^

  22. 22 pigtookie

    No Running Man?!
    Well I don’t mind watching that great Olympics special again, on Olympics week.

  23. 23 UJ

    I was so hoping to see that Gaksital will air 2 epis or perhaps like 3 epis next week!! T_T
    Why cant they like delay the brain zapping fetus drama instead!! *bitter*

  24. 24 Yuhotarubi

    enen though I love the Olympics, this time I’m going to enjoy it less than usual, they had no right to postpone Gaksital, given what happenned during yesterday’s episode; I was hoping they change their schedule but they didn’t. T____T

    I’ll just try to be patient, and girlfriday thank you for the info !!

  25. 25 Shirley

    TOTALLY cool with one episode of AGD’s this weekend. A partial fix is better than NO fix!

  26. 26 Brenda

    I think this news is a knuckle on the forehead for me which is probably better than a kick in the shins =P
    I can’t wait for AGD but at the same time feel like it would be better to get two episodes together even if I have to wait another 1-2 weeks compared to getting one but having to wait to get the other.
    I think the most tragic thing for most of us is Gaksital. They are so smart when ending with their cliffhangers. It makes me want to kick them in the shins for doling out such deliciousness on us then yanking it away and teasing us with it later.

  27. 27 luraaa

    Meh. I’m totally fine with one episode of AGD this week and would have to wait for the last episode. If this break will give the cast and crew to rest and the production team to improve the quality and stories of the characters, I’m completely fine waiting for the finale (because episodes 17 and 18 disappointed me from what I thought would be a plot and character improvement.).

  28. 28 toritorisan

    Wah…. was hoping that they would air the last episodes of Ghost next week! Crap… I can barely wait a week and now two weeks of waiting?! It’s like watching American TV scheduling…

  29. 29 SprinkledPink

    No Running Man this Sunday? Ahh. πŸ™

  30. 30 anon

    really, the good news (for the recappers, at least) is that they finally get a little break in the hectic season…

  31. 31 Lise

    Theres some awesome cable dramas on wed/thurs slot plus considering ghost has aired both eps this week, not gonna miss gaksital that much. But RM why? Why? Why? Them Olympics best deliver!

  32. 32 kirara

    YAY!! One episode is better than nothing.. but its going to keep us hanging but thats okay.. i’ll just catch up on other dramas or watch the olympics.. whichever.

    Thanks for the good news! πŸ™‚

  33. 33 ilikemangos

    despite gaksital not delivering its second dosage for the week, ENJOY THIS SHORT BREAK RECAPPERS! πŸ™‚
    Get some sleep!

  34. 34 all4movies

    The Olympics hasn’t even officially started and there’s already been a kafuffle with the N. Korean women’s soccer team yesterday. They were really miffed when the olympic officials mistakenly showed a picture of each team member as they were being introduced, alongside the ***gasp*** S. Korean flag on the jumbotron.

    The hullaballoo lasted over an hour, and the N. Koreans ended up beating the Columbians 2 nil.

    Oh what fun this olympics is shaping up to be.

  35. 35 Niz

    Aww man! I was really looking foward to Running Man!

    However, I am still excited for the Olympics.

  36. 36 DB5K

    I’m too scared to watch episode 18 of Ghost because who knows what kind of state I’ll be in after the cliffhanger *_* If there are no new episodes of Ghost next week I may have to channel my rage into hacking SBS’s server. Or threaten to use all my zombie computers and launch a crippling DDOS attack, LOL.

  37. 37 Arhazivory

    Yay for 1N2D. πŸ˜€

  38. 38 Becky

    OH NO..how do I live without my weekly dose of Running Man X _ X

  39. 39 ck1Oz

    You guys should start Golden Time… LOL. At least you would get next Mon/Tue’s episodes.

  40. 40 Princess61

    Just finished watching Ep 18 of Ghost–daebak cliffhanger! Looking forward to the last two episodes BUT want to watch the Olympics too. I think I’ll start watching RMPW; heard it’s been getting a lot of buzz and I haven’t watched a J-dorama in a long time. AND maybe, I’ll do a marathon Gaksital. Haven’t watched it or read any of the recaps. Decisions, decisions…Happy Friday everyone!

  41. 41 Cindy

    “1 Night 2 Days (KBS, Sun) will air as usual. ”

    Phew~ I had a bad feeling when I saw 1N2D picture in the post. YAY~ at least I still get to see Joo Wonnie on Sundays

    • 41.1 L-V

      count me in…^^

  42. 42 lorac

    I will definitely hold episode 19 AGD and watch it back-to-back with episode 20. It’s an easy choice.

  43. 43 my view on the drama


  44. 44 woot

    I don’t see A Gentleman’s Dignity! Did they air it?

  45. 45 shel

    YEah, don’t see ep 19 anywhere either, did they change their minds again?

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