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Lee Dong-wook, Hong Soo-hyun headline new variety show

SBS has a new variety show in the works for Sunday nights, and they’re wrangling up a large cast of ten stars to headline. Among them are Lee Dong-wook (Mandate of Heaven) and Hong Soo-hyun (Would You Give Love Away), though reports are mixed about Lee Dong-wook’s availability given his drama commitments with the upcoming Hotel King, better known around these parts as My Girl 2. It’d be nice to have him back in variety on a regular basis, but for now he’s shot the first two episodes and is considering a long-term spot on the cast.

The new show, called Roommate, will be about ten celebrities shacking up together in a house. So… Real World with famous people? The thing I don’t quite get is, these people aren’t actually going to live-live in the house ’round the clock, are they? And if they’re just going to be visiting the house as roommates for one night out of the week, that doesn’t really count as living together. Just sayin’. You have to actually lock them up together and force them to share a bathroom before you get real roommate drama out of it.

Anyway, the rest of the cast is a mix of actors, singers and comedians: singers Shin Sung-woo, Nana, Park Bom, model Lee Sora, comedian Jo Se-ho, fighter Song Ga-yeon, and actors Park Min-woo (Can We Love) and Seo Kang-joon (Sly and Single Again). I can’t say I really understand what they’re going to make out of this, but hopefully there’s a little more planned than a weekly slumber party.

Roommate follows K-pop Star and premieres April 20.


Shin Sung-woo, Seo Kang-joon, Park Min-woo
Nana, Song Ga-yeon, Park Bom

Via TV Report, Hankook Ilbo

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More Dong-wookie???
Bring it...........

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Isn't Lee Dong-wook too A-listed to be in this kind of variety show?

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Potential take a bath scene? Walking around the house with (only) boxer? No complaint from meㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

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Why?he has being mc in strong heart,maybe he wants try new variety show. Even Janghyuk, cha taehyun also join variety show

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I don´t think so. these days it feels like not everyone is suitable for variety. when Dong Wook was in Running man, both times, he was great! quite daring. I am tired of people who are all "Dunno.....uh, maybe I will, but maybe not....um..."
so I think he is one of the types that really works for variety. he is not embarrassing to look at.

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He has expressed personal interest into getting more into variety shows. He has done a MC gig and has interest in do more. Awhile back he said that he didn't have much personal projects so was bored out of his mind and played baseball everyday, to the point where he injured his shoulder and got injuries usually pros only get. I think I remember this from "Superman is Back"

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You could say the same about Park Bom and EXO Chanyeol.

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I thought LDW and Hong Soo Hyun in a drama together.. How i wish...

But seeing them in variety show is just woww....
O_O

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SAME omg I got really excited. Now here's a pairing I'd like to see in a drama together.

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hahaha me too!! maybe they will if they have good chemistry on the show?

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LDW and HSH are supposed to mc the show we-got-married-style or will they actively participate in the show?

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This show sounds like a tamer version of 'Celebrity Brother' to me though....anyone else feels the same way?

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I do!

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yap... if they're going to be in close quarters, its definitely going to be like BIG BROTHER's (celebrity edition)... unless they're going to have a (very) different version ;)

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I'm only checking it out for 2NE1's Park Bom since:
a) It's a rarity that any YG singer is ever a guest or permanent member on a variety show.
b) She is hilarious with her 8Dness, it'll be interesting to see how everyone else reacts to it.

I don't really understand what the show is about besides them being "roommates" when like you guys said I don't think they'll all be living there, especially considering Park Bom's schedule she'll be out and about due to her groups concerts.

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All the up voted comments are about Bom finally doing a variety show lol

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Well I've recently become a fan of variety so perhaps I'll enjoy this since there are people I like on the cast. I'm just not sure about the COMIC abilities of the cast as a whole so I'm not sold yet.

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i hope it's better than barefoot friends because of this program running man lost much rating.

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I don't think so. Barefoot Friends been cancelled due to low ratings. How about Korean people actually don't watch RM. Heard that MBC and KBS weekend variety show doing much better than SBS.

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Running Man has 12%-13% rating now, it's a great rating for a 4 years old variety, korean people watch running man, if they did not see it would be 4% or 5%.

Real man and 1d2n has new cast memebers, but Real Man started with 18% or 19% in ratings now is in 14%-15% in ratings, in one year will be cancelled.
But running man will be there....

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So the show will be milder version of Celebrity Big Brother. In the West, people get notorious and famous but Koreans will loose their career, reputation and image for life if the show will lock them up with a single toilet. I mean their ugly personality will come out and no one likes people with ugly personality in Korea/ Asia so they act extra nice and sweet (ahem...ahem..cough...cough...all the aegyo girl bands/boybands/ idols).

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This synopsis sounds terrible; however the premise of Running Man sounded odd and nonsensical when I first heard of it and they managed to knock it out the park so it really all depends on what they do with the formula. After all, it's not like variety shows are averse to completing overhauling their formulas (sometimes within just a few episodes a la Hwashin) if the public doesn't respond well to it. Although to be fair, I quite liked Hwashin's original setup with the skits and them polling the public about relationship issues. They should have stuck with that, imo.

Anyway, jury's out until the show actually airs. If the feedback's good about it, I might give it a try. I don't know any of the cast that well so none of them will guarantee a watch from me.

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This show got backlash coz similar format with another variety titled Share Room by OliveTV that will be air next month and also because of the PD too

Since this is aired in SBS, maybe I will watch it once it available in my country.

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Lol, I was thinking Real World as well.

I hooope they're gonna be live-living together, though I understand they all have jobs but they should all be coming back to the same place at the end of the day. Or 5 in the morning. Whichever.

Also, Park Min Woo!! I think the producers are hoping for more of a touching make-shift family type thing rather than a house filled with tension and flaming tempers, but hey it's not a family without some tension so I'll have to keep my eyes on this.

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I've rather see him joining Running Man so my ship of LDW & Mong Ji can sail!... They have amazing chemistry and seem to be very good friends...

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Lee dong wook maybe will come as guest, but never cast member, sorry, always seven members.

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I know...just wishful thinking ;)

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yup, it's always 7 but for me it's 8.. somehow i just cant seem to leave Song JoongKi out from RM family.. =)

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I LOVE Lee Dong-wook. He's good at variety. :)

The others I either know a little about or not at all. Okay, out of the others, the one I know the most is Park Bom, even though I'm not a 2NE1 fan.

I also saw an article that said that EXO's Chanyeol was in talks to join, or that he was being considered, don't know which. I think he'd be good in this, since he's so funny, goofy and just lovable.

Looking forward to seeing how this shakes out. I hope DF puts it on with ENG subs.

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It seems like it will be along the lines of We Got Married (but we didn't) as Roommates (but we're not). I pick and choose the WGM couples I watch based on cuteness, chemistry, and non annoyance, but hard to make something of it and really care. 'Cause it's not real. I'm thinking I'll give this a try, why not (LDW is such doll). Chanyeol would be an EXOllent addition. He was adorable and adaptable on Laws of the Jungle. I'm getting my cuteness, chemistry, and non-annoyance chart ready to rate it when it airs (and hopefully will be Eng subbed).

Real got old real fast (anyone remember Coral? *annoyance buzzer blaring* non-stop*)

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I really love Lee Dong-wook in variety, he's one of my favorite Running Man guests... but the premise is strange :/

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Aren't there more people also in this new variety show? 'Cause I heard of Roommate quite a while ago and in those articles most people who were said to be participating were idols. Like Zico, Yongguk, Hoya, etc. Or has it been changed? I'm really confused now -__-

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yeah, i thought it was going to be only idols too since the teasers included idols from girl's day, ze:a, nine muses, apink, WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM? are they just for advertising? way to false advertise then.

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the cast sounds great...but not really liking the theme of the show...how are they gonna project that? plus if it's just one of those shows where celebrities will end up bickering and act sulky...I really don't want to watch it. Please don't be like Big Brother or something.

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My bb, EXO's Chanyeol, is part of the cast, too. Excited to see him interact with Lee Dongwook, who is way above this show, TBH.

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I have seen Lee Dong Wook hosting Strong Heart and I have to be honest, he kinda sucks at it. He is to Variety Shows like Taecyon is to acting.

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But this show is different from Strong Heart where he's a host, he might suck as a host there as you say, but I've watched him in running man which is also a variety show as guest a couple of times and he was great and also strong and gutsy. Plus I think it's a great idea to cast couple of actors and actresses in the show as they never show their real self in public eye.

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Bom, Chanyeol, Seo Kang joon and Lee Dong Wook..I cannot! So excited for this show!!! ^^

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Hang on, Shin Sungwoo is a SINGER? o.O

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we got married, but not quite?

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I didn't scroll through comments, or else I'd totally agree with you.

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The concept seems ridiculous, since these celebs should have packed schedules. It's like WGM but BFF version.

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i think it's more like big brother

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