5:19 pm - 01/09/2013

‘Strong Heart’ rumoured to be cancelled, Lee Dong Wook to leave show

SBS’Strong Heart‘ might be canceled after a 3-year-3-month run.

Reports are saying that the show’s producer Park Sang Hyuk is recording his last episode on the 17th and will leave the show to study abroad. It’s also been confirmed that current co-hos Lee Dong Wook, and possibly Shin Dong Yup, will be leaving the show.

With these new developments, there are rumors floating around that the talk show has been canceled all together. An insider from SBS commented, “It looks like ‘Strong Heart’ will be canceled. Though there are negotiations going on for a relaunch, considering that the follow-up program has nearly been confirmed, it’s likely that it’ll get cancelled.”

Lee Dong Wook’s camp commented, “After recent talks about the show’s relaunch, the final decision has been made [for Lee Dong Wook to leave 'Strong Heart']. He’ll be returning to his work as an actor.”

There are no confirmed details about what program will likely take over the show’s time slot, and it’s undecided whether ‘Strong Heart’ will move on with its relaunch or whether it will be canceled permanently.

Are you sad to hear that the show might go off-air?

Source: Segye Ilbo via Nate; Newsis via Nate + allkpop

djlancerock 9th-Jan-2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
this show is uncomfortable so no
af_fx_tion 9th-Jan-2013 10:33 pm (UTC)
Not surprised. Lee Seunggi and Leeteuk are both gone, it was inevitable the show was going to end soon.
asnindie 10th-Jan-2013 12:41 am (UTC)
Funny since Teuk has been on the show more than most people, even since going.
blue_rin 9th-Jan-2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
This show was great once upon a time, despite not being the same as it was when it started I still think it's dying before it's time.

Boom ruined a lot of it too.
heysupbro 9th-Jan-2013 10:37 pm (UTC)
About time.
anconeous 9th-Jan-2013 10:38 pm (UTC)
The show has been a sinking ship since Hodong left, so it's not surprising that it might be cancelled. Not to mention the fact that they've been in last place for ratings in their time slot, too.

Poor Eunhyuk's shows are getting cancelled one by one. First, Come to Play and now this.
queenbratinella 9th-Jan-2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
IKR. I wonder what his plans are after this. :/ With them having SJ-M comeback and possibly SS5 tours soon it's going to be tough for him to prioritize finding new permanent work in Korea again.
caramelorchoco 10th-Jan-2013 06:36 am (UTC)
ikr. this has not been a good time for hyuk lately.
carmine_pink 10th-Jan-2013 07:40 am (UTC)
I'm sad for Hyuk too. I like seeing the stories in Strong Heart, so I hope it gets relaunched someday.
lysblack 9th-Jan-2013 10:53 pm (UTC)
after seung goi left it became terrible, so i don't feel bad about this ending.
saltyameb 9th-Jan-2013 11:19 pm (UTC)
Not surprised at all. The show just isn't as entertaining as it once was. Shin Dong Yup and Lee Wook tried and they did a very decent job but I think Ho Dong and Seung Gi were such good hosts and they had a fantastic way of interacting with the guests.
weruintooeasy 10th-Jan-2013 12:03 am (UTC)
didn't sandeul and baro just join too? aw. this makes me happy though cause' i don't want them anywhere near Boom. and i hope this means lee dong wook does another drama soon. his last one was disappointing and i've missed seeing his face.
atelierlune 10th-Jan-2013 12:49 am (UTC)
I've learned a lot from the show, though I don't like the way it takes people's stories and judges them against one another (or how else is the trophy awarded?)
scubajr 10th-Jan-2013 01:31 am (UTC)
This was bound to happen when Hodong and Seunggi left but I'll miss the show. Or more like I'll miss the stories that were told on the show.
aleash1989 10th-Jan-2013 04:39 am (UTC)
Some of my favorite stories have come from Strong Heart. I will never, NEVER, forget the Bora Bora story Yunho told on the King of Talking episode. It was SO epic! Where else will we get stories like that?
scubajr 10th-Jan-2013 10:23 pm (UTC)
OMG. I totally forgot about that one! It has got to be the best thing to have come out of Strong Heart.
aleash1989 11th-Jan-2013 04:11 am (UTC)
So totally! Naked Dong Bang is always a good thing.
muzegrey 10th-Jan-2013 02:00 am (UTC)
I like this show because of people's stories - especially when it has non-idol guests and introduces new people. :) Sad to see it go, but I think it's run a long time and the format can't really change much anyway.
cast_no_shadow0 10th-Jan-2013 02:40 am (UTC)
This just reminds me I need to rewatch My Girl. Lee Dong Wook focusing on acting is fine with me.

It does seem like a lot of variety shows are being yanked though.
aleash1989 10th-Jan-2013 04:40 am (UTC)
Ikr? What is going on with all the cancellations? It seems weird to see so many go.
soft_daisy 10th-Jan-2013 07:01 am (UTC)
A+ I just want to watch him act again
quarryman28 10th-Jan-2013 03:51 am (UTC)
It's time, I say. The show was in its prime when it was Ho Dong and Seung Gi MCing, and it's long past that. Time to let it go. (But even in its prime, I always preferred the more intimate Win Win.)

Edited at 2013-01-10 03:52 am (UTC)
b1gay4 10th-Jan-2013 04:59 am (UTC)
zoetheslacker 10th-Jan-2013 01:08 pm (UTC)
The show wasn't the same after Kang Ho Dong and Lee Seung Gi left. the current 2 hosts are decent, but it felt like a lukewarm uninteresting talk show compared to its previous boisterous self. I actually enjoyed KBS' Win Win more nowadays.
shy_mizuno No.10th-Jan-2013 07:54 pm (UTC)
Fuck. Off.
prettyminstrel 10th-Jan-2013 08:20 pm (UTC)
not really, cuz boom annoyed the hell out of me he ruins most of it
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