TVXQ’s Changmin to Leave ‘Our Neighborhood′s Variety and Sports’ After 9 Months
On January 7, the staff of Our Neighborhood′s Variety and Sports revealed that Changmin will be leaving the show after the last filming of the basketball special on January 15.
With TVXQ’s recently released seventh album, Changmin brought his desire to focus on his album promotions. After much discussion, Changmin and the staff decided that the basketball special will be his last on the show.
For 43 episodes since April 19 of 2013, Changmin participated in Our Neighborhood′s Variety and Sports, acting as the passionate maknae while playing table tennis, bowling, badminton, and basketball, receiving much love from the viewers.
“We decided to have a beautiful farewell with Changmin after being with him since the first episode. We want to thank Changmin for showing his passion and sweat through Our Neighborhood′s Variety and Sports,” said the staff. “As he returns to his rightful place as a TVXQ member, we hope you will continue to love and support Changmin.”
SHINee’s Minho,SUJU Kyuhyun, TVXQ’s Max Changmin, and More to Head to India for New Variety Show
A new variety program will be filmed set in India.
KBS 2TV’s Pit-a-Pat India (translated) will feature six close friends facing a new challenge in India.
It will Lee Ye Ji PD’s new variety program in 2015. She also directedHello, Our Neighborhood’s Masters of Variety and Sports and more.
Lee Ye Ji PD, who opened a new door in entertainment by producing variety shows about celebrities interacting with citizens, will challenge herself with a new form of variety show showing the stars’ interaction with local people in India.
The six idols who will head over to India are TVXQ’s Max Changmin, Super Junior’s Kyunyun, SHINee’s Minho, Infinite’s Sung Kyu, CN Blue’s Jong Hyun, and Su Ho.
Kim Ho Sang CP stated, “The strength of Lee Ye Ji PD is that she makes heartwarming variety shows about stars interacting with citizens based on her matchless production capabilities.”
The CP stated, “Anticipation has been gathering on whether a combination of Lee Ye Ji PD’s ideas and the land, which has been thought of as the place impossible to conquer in Korean entertainment industry, will produce a new variety show.”
are good friends, also known as ‘Kyu line,’ but they are also competitors in the entertainment industry with different personalities, who have never worked on the same variety show. Their combination will present unforeseeable entertainment in unexpected situations.”
Lee Ye Ji PD in charge of directing Pit-a-Pat India also said, “The members are all really close to each other so they voluntarily recommended one another during casting process.”
“Since they have never appeared on the same program until now due to busy schedules, they were happy to be working together for a meaningful project The production team has already finished all field study last week, including security issues. We will go and return healthy and safely,” said the PD.
Pit-a-Pat India set to begin filming on February 2, will begin in the spring of 2015.