SBS confirms cancellation of 9pm drama hour
SBS has decided (again) that it will cancel its Monday-Tuesday 9pm drama slot after all, which it announced (again) this week.
The broadcaster had already made this decision a month ago, declaring that Paradise Ranch would be the last drama in the timeslot, but then contradicted that days later by giving the space to university-musical-department drama What’s Up. Alas, as we now know, that was not to be; SBS soon decided to yank both What’s Up and counterterrorism-at-sea drama Poseidon from their spots on the broadcast schedule.
So after that confusing exercise in indecision, SBS has finally decided that two new programs will occupy that 9pm hour on Mondays and Tuesdays. First, there’s Fun Quiz Club, which will take a comedic tone and be hosted by MCs Kim Yong-man, Jung Hyung-don, and Kim Sook-yi, with plans to bolster its lineup with weekly guests. Then there’s Scene 21, a news magazine show.
Well, no surprise here. Considering I watched most of the shows in that slot, I’ll miss having the extra option, but I feel like the writing’s been on the wall for a while now; I’ve mostly been content just enjoying the extra drama programming while we had it.