November 15, 2011

Running Man Details

Running Man (Korean: 런닝맨) is a South Korean variety show. A part of SBS's Good Sunday lineup, along with BIGsTORY (빅토리). It was first aired on July 11, 2010. This show is classified as an "urban action variety"; a never-before-seen new genre of variety shows. The MCs and guests complete missions in a landmark to win the race. It has garnered attention as being the come-back program for Yu Jae Suk, the main MC of the program, after leaving Good Sunday's Family Outing in February 2010.
Ø  Yoo Jae Suk
Ø  Ji Suk Jin
Ø  Kim Jong Kook
Ø  Gary
Ø  Ha Ha
Ø  Lee Kwang Soo
Ø  Song Ji Hyo
Ø  Song Joong Ki (Ep.1-41)
Ø  Lizzy(After School) (Ep.18-26)

Country of origin: South Korea

Language(s): Korean

Producer(s): Jo Hyo-jin, Im Hyung-taek, Kim Ju-hyung
Running time: 70-85 minutes per episode

Original channel: SBS
Picture format: 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format: Stereo
Original run: July 11, 2010 – Present

Preceded by: Family Outing 2
Related shows: Good Sunday

Korean name:
Hangul: 런닝맨
Revised Romanization:  Leonningmaen
McCune–Reischauer:  Lŏnningmaen


The original members of Running Man are Yoo Jae Suk, Ji Suk Jin, Kim Jong Kook, Ha-Ha, Lee Kwang Soo, Song Joong Ki, and Gary. Song Ji Hyo was originally a guest for the second (episode 2-3) and third landmark (episode 4-5). She officially joined the program in the fourth landmark (episode 6) but was unable to attend until the fifth landmark (episode 7). Lizzy was also originally a guest for the eleventh (episode 13) and twelfth landmark (episode 14). She officially joined the program in the sixteenth landmark (episode 18). However, she has not been seen since episode 26. In February 2011, it was revealed that she was only a long-term guest and has left the program. Producer Jo Hyo Jin has stated that she is welcome to return at any time. In April 2011, Song Joong Ki recorded his last episode and as of May, and has left the program to focus on his acting career but returned on episode 66 as a guest after leaving for almost half a year.

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