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Cha Tae-hyun goes behind the 1N2D camera for Producer

After watching Cha Tae-hyun (The Con Artists, Jeon Woo-chi) on the cast-member side of variety programming in 1 Night 2 Days, constantly being thwarted by fate (by which I mean producers who engineered his fate, of course), it’ll be a fun turnaround to see him playing a producer for that very show on his upcoming meta-filled drama Producer, where he plays (surprise, surprise) a variety producer.

In these stills, you see Cha Tae-hyun as director Ra Joon-mo, the PD of 1 Night 2 Days’ fourth season; we’ll all be aware, of course, that Cha Tae-hyun is currently starring in the show’s third season. The stills depict the show-within-the-show filming in front of the KBS building (as does the real program), with Cha—er, Ra Joon-mo—directing the proceedings, which will unfold with an all-female cast of actresses in this fictional future season.

The mock verisimilitude of Producer is exactly why I find this show fascinating, since they’re not doing the typical television thing of creating thinly veiled dramaland versions of real shows. That’s the tactic most shows about showbiz adopt, where you change a word or a letter in a title, so that we know what they’re referring to without actually invoking real names. But Producer sets itself into real reality—just with different participants—so while it’s certainly fictional, there’s so much overlap with the real-world versions that just keeping all the realities straight will be a task (and a source of entertainment in and of itself). It’ll be the perfect mix for variety lovers and drama fans alike—or so goes the hope, at least.

To that end, Producer recently brought on veteran rom-com director Pyo Min-soo (Ho-gu’s Love, Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, You’ve Fallen For Me, The World They Live In, Full House) to join the directing team, replacing a less experienced director, Yoon Sung-ho. The drama started out with veteran variety producer and director Seo Soo-min (Gag Concert, 1 Night 2 Days, Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook) at the helm to lend her years of expertise to the variety half of things while the other PD managed the drama aspect, but felt a more seasoned hand was needed.

In any case, I can’t wait to see Cha Tae-hyun on the flipside of the variety camera, being the one dictating all the challenges after always being the victim of them. Perhaps it’ll be his chance to enjoy some karmic payback, even if it’s only by proxy?

Producer, co-starring Gong Hyo-jin, Kim Soo-hyun, and IU, kicks off on May 8 on KBS.

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CTH's pissed-off PD face! I'm laughing already. :D

That PD change was kinda weird though. Hope it was a good decision on their part.

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IKR!!! he's seriously sooo loveable!!!!!!! lol cant wait for his comeback <3

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Love all the casts :) esp CTH and GHJ ^^

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Cannot wait!!
This drama better be epic. I'm too excited to be disappointed.

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I hope this will be as epic as the cast turned out to be. *crossing my fingers*

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Can't wait!!!

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LOOOOLLLLLLLLL
PD RA!

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CTH - the rare guy who married one and only women in his life. Makes me laugh whenever I think about the article where he was chosen as the innocent? guy #1 who never dated any woman in his life except his wife. Can't wait for the show!

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Running Man will be better, shame its a KBS's Drama

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Running Man's great, but it would lack all the awesome meta, since Cha Tae-hyun isn't a part of that show.

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But Kim Jong Kook its part of running man

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Yes!
But Producer is gonna be a KBS show and Running man is on SBS.

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I'm hoping they're still going to throw it in for the meta references anyways! I mean, they've already cast KJK, there's going to be Running Man associations anyways. So it would be super funny if there were competing shows within the show or something like that.

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... But Kim Jong-kook isn't amongst the leads. Cha Tae-hyun is.

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...by better meaning heavily scripted and repetitive, I wholeheartedly agree.

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To each their own.

I thought the original 1N2D was hilarious, but that it's gotten repetitive since the new seasons/after the departure of Na PD.

And every variety show is going to be scripted in some way, including both RM and 1N2D.

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Well to some, 1N2D is better. To each our own. I watch both but feeling more attached to 1N2D.

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2d1n slays RM, right now. I love RM and it's my first variety so it has a special place in my heart but 2d1n season 3 is hilarous (and I coudln't handle even 2 ep. of season 2) and with RM slump, the difference is even bigger.

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This has so much WIN written all over it, and it hasn't even started yet!!!! The only thing that could make it better is cameos from past IN2D cast, like Kang Ho-dong, Lee Seunggi, MC Mong, Eun Ji-won, Kim C, Kim Jong-min, and Lee Sugeun (as well as the current cast, of course). It was the first variety show I ever watched, so it already holds a special place in my heart - cameos would just make it explode!!

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I know what you mean about 1N2D season 1. My first Korean variety show. It's still my favourite and I'm still watching it - the 3rd time! And enjoying it as much as the first time!

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Kekeke~ This is gonna be so fun!!! I can't wait!!

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*chants I-can't-wait like a broken ancient record*

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been waiting for ages to see gong hyo jin and kim soo hyun in a drama together!! and producer is the answer of all my prayers. the drama itself full of promising actors and actresses. hope it would be another park ji eun's hit drama :)

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I can't wait till he tells someone, "you're the icon of misfortune!"

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OMG I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS TOO ALL THE META OMG

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Also, 'SHILPE!'. Did I write it correctly?

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With all its buzz and star-studded casts I hope Producer lives up to the expectations.. :D
I'd like to see 1N2D's current cast too, like Kim Joo Hyuk, Defconn, Jung Jun Young, etc..

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Hahaha, this is so funny.
If CTH is the PD, then maybe we can get cameos from Yoo Ho-jin PD and 1N2D writer Seul-gi as his underlings....

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Doesn't that pretty writer next to CTH in the picture reminds you of Seulgi? It certainly does for me!

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i thought it was seulgi until i read ur comment....

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Wait a minute. Are you guys talking about Seulgi the 1N2D writer or Seulgi the actress? Because I thought the girl in the picture looks like Seulgi the actress LOL

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It would be epic if an episode of 1N2D or Producer where CTH and PD Yoo switched roles? Also, cameos from SeulGi and the helicam guy!!

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I wouldn't be surprised if Yoo PD appears on the show. Maybe as one of Tae-hyun's assistant producers? But I'd really like to see the 1N2D members make a cameo as part of the staff.

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So fun! I'm so excited!

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Ra PD!!!!!!! I'm laughing already,CTH !!! and we have had nothing but pictures for this drama. I need to be less excited, I' don't want to be too disappointed...I still hope it turns out as good as I picture it. *crossing fingers* *starting prayers*

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I literally cannot wait!!! May 8 come faster, palli palli.

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Cth is gonna be amazing pd. I can already sense it. Now I'm excited for other especially iu

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i hope there's a scene where KJK nagging his underling about the competition with their rivaling nametag-ripping variety

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KJK commanding (as in forcing his idea) to put nametag on the casts' back to bring a new twist to the show.

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I'm now imagining CTH complain about about how 1D2N should improve to keep up with other variety shows. Don't disappoint me writer!

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If they're gonna use 1n2d..then kim jongkook will be on the rival show..kkkkkk...the meta is killing me...hehe

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okay, now i'm getting stoked... :)

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Trying not to get too excited - the last time we had a multi-star studded cast *cough*Heirs*cough* - it was a train wreck and plus some .....

I love Cha Tae Hyun though!

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I did not think Heirs was that star-studded though. The only A-list at that time is Lee Min Ho and to some extent PSH but some say she's still considered B-list at that time. Others cast aren't. Even KWB is not That big at the time yet. So...

YWCFTS is a star studded drama too. Since both KSH & JJH are A-listers and it went well. I don't know I feel tthat his drama will have huge ratings just because this is a Kim Soo Hyun drama and we all know all his projects whether drama, movies or OST releases all have huge ratings, box office hits and his OSTs topping music chart. He never once have a failure in his resume. Not a single one! Even during the times he played the leads younger counterpart, both WISFC and Giant have great ratings. Even his speacial dramas (Jungle Fish & Father) got high ratings and recognition too. So I trust Producer will be a hit again.

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Why are they giving him that hair, in recent 1N2D, his hairstyle is fine and I thougt for he is shooting producer, he's keeping that hair. But oh well, he's adorable anyway,especially when he laughs. I too hope there'll be cameos by the 1N2D guys and even Yoo PD.
Sometimes I wonder if JB and GF watch 1N2D S3. Not a fan since S1 which I've watched like a few eps but 1N2D is the variety show I look forward to the most each week now.
Rooting for CTH GHJ pairing.

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Sunday variety show's are having cameo in drama now. I just recently saw Running man on Girl who can see smells.

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CTH is the Misaeng guy, right??!! This makes me even more impatient for this show to begin! Loved him in Misaeng!

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I don't think he played in Misaeng... Perhaps you've mistaken him to someone else...

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CTH as the PD. of 2D1N.
OMG. Can't wait for this drama!

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I wish Yu Hojin PD and Na YoungSeok PD cameoing in it... Although I can see Jung JoonYoung and Defconn or Kim JongMin cameoing in it as their singer counterpart..Kang HoDong currently MCing in KBS' variety 'Invincible Man' so I hope he'll cameoing also.. Since this is KBS Show I expect the set to be KBS.... Cha TaeHyun as a PD dress better than Na YoungSeok or Yu HoJin whom always wearing parka or plain shirt...
I'm more curious about the female member of 1N2D though, I wish to see familiar faces there..

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Defconn will do cameo on the pilot episode. I hope other members including Yoo PD will cameo too.

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Seo SooMin debut producer is Music Bank if I'm not mistaken, I remember seeing her confessing it somewhere...

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Cha Tae-hyun as 1N2D PD. This is gonna be daebak! Cameo from Yoo PD and the current members please!

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