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Kang Ho-dong and Na PD get the 1N2D crew back together for tvN

Eeeeeee! Are we getting the band back together? Cable’s on a roll in varietyland these days: Right on the heels of the news that Yoo Jae-suk will be making the move to cable for a new variety show on JTBC, tvN has announced that they’re rolling out the reunion of reunions, between MC Kang Ho-dong and PD Na Young-seok, of the golden years of 1 Night 2 Days. Oh, but it gets better: Fellow 1N2D cast members Lee Seung-gi, Eun Ji-won, and Lee Su-geun are considering offers to join them for one big reunionfest. Cue happy dance.

Kang Ho-dong and Na PD worked together back at the very start of KBS’s outdoor travel variety show 1 Night 2 Days, and took it from meager beginnings in 2007 to a nationally beloved program that topped 40% ratings in its heyday. I still miss the magic of the old cast and crew, which is a big part of why I continue to follow Na PD’s shows. A tax evasion scandal took Kang Ho-dong out of showbiz for a while in 2011, shortly after which Na PD wrapped the first season of 1N2D and left KBS for cable network tvN.

Na PD went on to create a string of hits for tvN (Grandpas Over Flowers and all of its spinoffs to Three Meals a Day), and was the first variety producer to win the grand prize at the Baeksang Arts Awards earlier this year. Kang Ho-dong returned to the limelight in 2013, but faced an uphill battle in trying to return to his national MC status.

His fledgling shows Moonlight Prince, Gazing at the Stars, and Transparent Person all failed to take off and were quickly canceled. His lone success since his comeback has been Our Neighborhood Variety Sports for KBS, which I find fun whenever they’re covering a sport I enjoy.


Lee Seung-gi, Eun Ji-won, Lee Su-geun

Lee Su-geun has recently made his comeback to television on tvN’s SNL Korea, after a gambling scandal took him off the air as well. Eun Ji-won has had small roles on variety shows, and Lee Seung-gi has mostly focused on dramas, save for a season of Noonas Over Flowers with Na PD.

The new show is still in the works, but it’s being planned as an outdoor variety program (which, duh), likely with overseas travel. So it sounds similar to Na PD’s Over Flowers series, except that this time the central concept is basically one big 1N2D reunion, for cast and crew alike.

Na PD said, “I’ve met often with Kang Ho-dong and Lee Seung-gi and we’ve always said that we didn’t know when it would be, but we should do variety together again. We kept saying it, and naturally came to plan a new variety show.” Yes, please, and thank you. As long as Na PD is there, I’m pretty sure you could just put these guys in one room and turn the cameras on and get a show, but travel’s okay too.

Answer Me, 1N2D (or whatever it’s called) plans to start shooting in August.

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omg....is this really happening? I stopped watching 1D2N after season 1 ended. Channel M had a re-run of some of the episodes from season 1 and it made me totally miss those days....can't wait for the reunion!

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OMGAHHHHH!!! Hope this 1N2D reunion really happens!!

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I'm super excited when i heard Na pd will reunite 1n2d original members In a new outdoor variety SHOW, and I got to see Seung Gi again XD

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We miss SeungGi so much <3 <3

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YES PLEASEEEEEE!!!!!

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Answer Me, 1N2D. HA.

LEGIT YESSSSSSSSSS.

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I don't quite get the Answer Me reference...can someone explain?

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"Answer Me" refers to two TVN rom-com dramas that were written by the writers behind Na PD's Over Flowers series. Both dramas were based in the 90s, like a "throwback thursday" kind of theme. Nostalgia for days past. Hope that makes sense!

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Joining the happy dance?

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Let's dance! Hoo hoo! I wanna dance dance dance dance dance dance!!

*ahjusshi dance moves* *chicken dance* *random dance moves*

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man chicken dance reminds me of the new pd 5CURRENT 1n2d pd) hidden camera prank. T_T such good days.

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That episode never fails to make me laugh!

Yoo PD was sooooo innocent back then. Who would've thought he'd eventually lead the show? It's time for revenge, hee hee.

It seems like Na PD is definitely a good mentor--judging by S3's performance nowadays. Consistently leading the pack with double-digit ratings is the fruit of 1N2D's teamwork! :)

Good luck on your future endeavors, Na and Yoo PD.

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Fantastic Chicken!

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I think I might start hyperventilating here.

Like seriously?

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love 1N2D Season 1, good to hear the reunion...

I just find KHD style of hosting a bit old fashion and noisy now.

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THIS IS LIKE THE MOST AMAZING NEWS EVER!!!!! AND I CAN'T BREATHE!!!!!!! Please, please, please!!! T___T

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No Kim Jong-min? I'd feel bad for him if everyone received a casting offer but him.

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He is still on 1N2D, carving up a very good role for himself nowadays. So unlikely he will do a rival variety show.

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Will this go head to head with 1N2D then?

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Not likely head to head. Na PD slot is usually on Friday nights.

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"A very good role", agree. Kim Jong Min is better with Season 3 cast and looks like he is enjoying it more (even though he's still the biggest idiot and still on the losing side, lol) than Kang Ho Dong and the rest.

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I think he really found his niche in S3. He's got great chemistry with the guys. I just thought he could maybe "redeem" himself if he gets to work with the S1 members again, but I guess he doesn't need to prove anything anymore.

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I've always loved him and in this season, he's just gold. Actually S3 is really incredibly great. Yoo Ho Jin PD is magic.

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Amen to every word!

Glad to see KJM and the entire cast and crew of S3 being comfortable in their own skin.

S3 managed to return to the roots of season 1 without losing its own 1N2D identity.

Will forever be grateful to Na PD for paving the way for such an awesome show... 1N2D Fighting~

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He's still on 1N2D. The last time NHC on 1N2D and IC it wasn't so good for him to be in 2 similar themed show.. though I don't see IC and 1N2D as similar.

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I want KJM, too... But his side said they haven't received any offers yet (http://www.tvreport.co.kr/?c=news&m=newsview&idx=748074).

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He's got his own shows and he never really fit in with them anyway. He was too awkward.

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According to news report, it will be 4 members only.. Now that Seung Gi has accepted this project, I think Eun Ji Won is likely to do the same as well..

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Yes so much, and it is on cable too with so much less interference compared to the Big 3.
The golden group with Na PD's midas touch.

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Omagosh omagosh omagosh omagosh!!!

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Yes, kim jong min is doing so well in 1N2D season 3, looks like he gels well with new members. Like he truly belongs there and I love them so much. They're the highlight of my week along with 3MAD.
Didn't follow 1N2D season 1 but anything from Na PD deserves a try and if it sticks then I'll keep watching.

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OMG, OMG, OMG....please, just please.... and if he can get MC Mong and Kim C back, I swear I will support whatever Na PD produces for the rest of my life (not that I'm not a fan of his before....)

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I was going through the comments in case someone will mention them because the whole time I was asking what about them (Kim C and Mong)? All 6 of them were perfect together if that happens, I will totally watch them no matter how boring the concept sounds (i.e. Three Meals a Day).

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Yesss - bringing back Kim C and MC Mong as part of the original cast would be PERFECT!! I was ecstatic when I first heard this news; just the mere possibility of it all perked up my spirits!! Make it happen, Na PD!!

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Literally kind of couldn't breathe when I read this headline. That show and cast are what originally got me into variety, and got me addicted to the point that I barely watch dramas anymore, but do have at least 3 or 4 shows that I watch weekly. aaaaaaaaaaah, love love love.

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I'm super excited too, but there's this gnawing and irritating doubt in my mind too.

The show can't be too similiar to 1n2d cos people will start to say that PD Na is unorginal, etc...

Also I really, really, really hope that after such a long time - more than 3 years that they can still gel together.

And please, please, please everyone DON"T compare! It's a new show. It's may be a little difficult for them to pick up where they left off, and they may need time to settle in.

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It said the new show name is "New Journey to the West".. so I'll imagine the concept of this show would be like the variety version of Monk Xuanzang and his pupils journey to obatain the "Sutras" (aka Main mission in the west, whith so many obstacle, craziness, and Na PD evileness in their way.. LOL

I can imagine already Hodong as Monk Pig.. XD (No harm intended, this is my way of love for you Hodong hyung.. hehe)
Maybe SeungGi can become Sun Wukong or Monk Xuanzang instead? LOL

Well, that's my imagination.. haha
I'm just sure I will watch this as long as I can see SeungGi in Variety again.. and i do really miss old school of 1n2d team TT
Na PD and the boys.. bring it On!! ^^

Wonder if theere will b

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kang ho-dong used to be one of my favorite MCs, but after the scandal took him off air for a bit, i didn't really know precisely what he's been up to (although i have known that he's been back). i was just vaguely aware that he wasn't doing as well as before, and that people were finding his MC-ing style dated. but i've always enjoyed his infectious boisterous laughter. i feel like shin dong-yup got extremely popular in the past couple of years during kang's absence, but i'd love to see kang around too.

and there's no better opportunity for him to recover some of his old popularity than through one of na pd's programs, no? it seems like every guest that makes an appearance on one of na pd's shows instantly gets a nice profile boost.

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*** i was just vaguely aware that [Kang Hodong] wasn’t doing as well as before ***

His show on KBS, Cool Kiz, is great! It's a sports show with various members (idols, actors, comedians, pro-athletes, retired pros). I really enjoy it a lot! For several weeks they concentrate on one sport only, and give it their all!

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I think I might cry !!!!!! 1n2d season 1 was sooooo good !! Lee Sugeun was my favorite member, ottoke! But Seung gi needs to enlist really like super dupper soon !!!! (I wish MC Mong could be part of this, but I know he can't)
OTTOKE MY EMOTIONS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG !!!

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Can’t wait for the reunion! ??

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I'm reading somewhere that this would be for Internet broadcast? > bit.ly/1JkbaTH
Also, isn't Seunggi due for enlistment this year?

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Looking forward to this reunion show. :) I've always loved Na Pd and his boys.

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It seems like not everyone is excited about this new project. Many Lee Seung Gi's fans do not want him to join this.

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Is it because he has to enlist soon, and they think that it might not be good for his image if he enlist later in the year ? Or because of Hodong and Sugeun scandal ?

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Aren't the Knetizens already hitting him for not enlisting yet? But maybe since this is with Na PD, they'll cut him some slack.

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I'm a LSG fan and I don't see why they don't want him to join. It won't take that long to do and it'll be a nice way to say goodbye to his hyungs before his MS. If he doesn't do it now they'll probably never get a chance to.

NA PD can be trusted.

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I read the comments over at NB. Most of the concern is about his enlistment and Su-geun's gambling case (some people are calling him criminal). I guess Seung-gi's fans don't want him associated with that.

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"...I’m pretty sure you could just put these guys in one room and turn the cameras on and get a show, but travel’s okay too."

An hour-long episode of the ZOMBIE GAME, anyone? Omg if they do that I'll bring tissues. I'm sure to laugh until I cry.

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this team was the one that got me into variety and i have always adored and thought season 1 was pure gold, i like season 3 too, but if you watch season 1, any other variety will look like a failure alongside. i really hope it works out i really loved them

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Not many of Seunggi fans supporting this?! As a Seunggi fan Im writing this to say I totally support!!! Omg hope I am not alone. Airen waeee.

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You're not alone! I'm so excited for Seung Gi to be back in variety again!

I think some fans are worried about Kang Ho Dong and Lee Su Geun's scandals negatively affecting Seung Gi though? And that if he waits too long to enlist he could receive negative feedback.

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had this long dream that ended up with me sitting next to kang ho dong telling me to replay clips of him in his prime mc-ing days on 1n2d so this announcement is literally my dream come true!

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OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hope this show will be the re-lanch of KHD career, more with Na PD at it's realm,hoping for the team to reunite but SG will go to army soon so curious how will that happen but i really wish for the old team /partially old gold team will comeback on a variety tv

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YES YES YES please!!!

How about UhmForce, did he get any offer?

I have to say season 3 of 1N2D is just not happening for me. As much as I love CTH and KJM I can't stand the rest of the cast. :X

I miss 1N2D so much I'm starting to watch the older episodes on KBSWorld Youtube.

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Uhm Tae Woong?? please no... sorry to say, he do not have variety senses... he is so awkward in 1N2D.. I know that is his character, but no no.

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My sentiments exactly. UTW may be a good actor but variety shows are not for him. He is the reason I stopped watching S2. Also in Superman Returns, I skipped all his parts coz frankly he and his daughter are really boring to me.

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This is the best news I've heard all week. So many feels when I think about the original 1N2D. I tried so hard to stick with its subsequent seasons... but they just aren't the same!!

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OMGGGG this is too awesome! I would watch Ho-dong and Na PD together in anything so adding the old 1n2d crew just made this even more epic. Now I just need confirmations.

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Was just re-watching a Season 1 1N2D episode when I saw this; love the seamless then-and-now jolt I received! Thanks for this piece of fabulous news. Hope that KJM will be onboard as well!

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I have trust in NA PD and the cast that they won't just try to relive their old magic, but bring something new and fresh to the table. I'm slightly confused about how it's airing though.

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but...without Kim Jong Min????? Why??? :((((

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What kjm not fit with them? He still close with kang Hodong suguen jiwon.. On may he appear on suguen show abt billiard -KBS n sport maybe so many not know suguen already back as mc tv show on cable t v KBS n sport title punch legend .. Jongmin appear this show becoz suguen to support him back on TV.. And he always with Hodong attend wedding together .. Play sport as cycling - golf based fanpic ..

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AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SOOO HAPPYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!! ~X_X~ *died of excitement*

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I never did like Kang Ho-Dong and Lee Soo-Guen. They can do whatever they want, because I will not watch. 1n2d Season 1 is over. Season 3 is going strong and I love it.

I would like however, for Eun Ji won to join 1n2d to replace Defcon. We can also replace Jun-hyuk with Seung-Gi .The show would sky-rocket if that happened.

Kim Jong Min has held the show up for a very long time and is an excellent original member. There is no reunion without him, so this is basically it's a reunion of members whom don't matter... I.E. ( KHD and LSG).

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KJM was terrible and had no chemistry with the rest of the cast when he was on in S1. He ruined the whole dynamic the guys had. He's better now, but there's no reason for him to join this honestly.

And LSG and KHD are the only two who do matter. They could replace the other two and people wouldn't care.

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And I realize you mean Lee Soo-Guen = LSG now lol. I still think Hodong matters. People want to see him do better and he worked wonderfully with Seunggi.

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Ho Dong is actually the least member that I like from 1N2D season 1 (I don't actually like him, honestly) but I do love Soo Geun since he is the clown just like Junho in season 3. Joo Hyuk is an important member too so I wouldn't replace him. On the other hand, Defconn is the only member whom I'm not fond of. And it looks like Jongmin belongs with the season 3 group more.

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I read this news early today and couldn't be more happy and excited than I am now. This is such a dream come true for me because I discoverer 1n2d on their last year, maybe a bit more because KHD was still there, but still. I watched the whole season 1 through re-runs and couldn't love it more. I want them back so badly! NaPD thank you!!!!!

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I'm with you. Not a fan of Kang Ho Dong. I find him extremely loud and obnoxious. I know it's his style and that is why I choose not to watch any of his shows. I'm always down with Na PD and Seunggi, but no thank you to Kang. Season 1 1N2D was good but I am loving Season 3 very much. Dare I say the best one this far.

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Happiness!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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oh, scary thought-- surely, someone will pick this up to sub? It is very hard to find english subs for cable channel variety shows...

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That was my second thought after being excited about this idea.

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My eyes in tears!!
Yes please!!!

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OMAGAAA 1N2D started to get my attention during season 3 (lol yes i was in the running man bandwagon) cant wait for this to happen! btww does anyone here in dramabeans love the third season as much as i do? Hoho

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Not me! Somehow I can't ever warm up to S3 and its members.

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Me!

The first season of 1N2D will always have a very special place in my heart... and will be very hard to beat.

That said, I'm still very proud of what season three has accomplished. Yoo PD (the maknae PD from S1) managed to revive the show--from a dismal season two to a ratings-juggernaut season three--by being faithful to the principles of first season while being able to give its own flavor (thanks to his chemistry with the new cast).

So this news is definitely a win-win for me. As a fan of 1N2D, I now have the chance to watch both of my favorite PDs and variety members! *joins happy dance*

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Other posts say this will be an internet program. If that's true, they can include Jongmin then since it's not likely to clash with 1N2D. He's doing quite well now with the S3 cast and I love both seasons equally. But I think it would be nice for him to get another chance at working with the S1 gang since he got criticized a lot back then.

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Couldn't agree more with you! I would like to MC Mong, Kim C, Eun Ji won, Lee Seo Gun, Seung gi (of course) Kim Jonh Min and Kang Ho dong back! They were the best!!! and even though I do like 1n2d S3, is not the same. I hope NaP can get MC Mong, I don't really know how long one has to wait for Mongie to be back, I do miss him :)

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There's only going to be four members. They are leaning towards casting Soo Geun and EJW, but it doesn't sounds as definite as Seunggi and Hodong.

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Yaaaas i'm all in for this!! I'm ok with Kim Jong Min not joining since hes still on the original show which is number 1 on the ratings right now.. But i'm sure hes gonna be a guest in a episode for sure.

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OMG YEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Lee Seung Gi back in variety!!!! This is everything I wanted! And with a 1N2D reunion, it is a dream come true!
Truthfully, I always thought Kang Ho Dong was a bit annoying on 1N2D but he is fantastic paired with Seung Gi! And I'm surprised Sun Geun's included? Is everything resolved with his scandal?

Is this going to be a show with limited episodes like Grandpas/Noonas Over Flowers, etc? Because if it's long running, Seung Gi could get in trouble with his enlistment? Though if he enlists at the end of the year or early next year (*sniff*) this would be such a great send off for him!

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REALLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! OMG THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CAN THEY ALSO TAKE 1 OR 2 NEW YOUNG MEMBERS ?? Like yook sungjae or park bogum hahahahaha :p Plsssss bully them with your hearts contetnt hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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Yes please!!!!!!!!! Bring back the Variety Jeongshin!!! :D how about considering MC Mong too? Is it too much to ask for? Hehehe

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Hahahaha Answer Me, 1N2D jajajaj That sure really be the name hahaha
I really miss the old 1N2D T.T It was the only reason that I start to watch Variety Programs

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I immediately started crying when I read the title so I'd have to come back later to read. I love these people together that I'd been praying for a reunion for years. I hope this pushes through! Oh please, universe, make this happen!!!

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