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Choo Sung Hoon will be back to regularly appearing on “Superman is Back” in October

By in News posted Oct September 24th, 2014 No comments

After winning his recent "UFC" ("Ultimate Fighting Championship") match, Choo Sung Hoon will make a victorious return to KBS 2TV"s "Superman is Back"!



"Superman is Back" PD Kang Bong Kyu told Newsen on September 24, "Choo Sung Hoon has successfully wrapped up his UFC match and has returned to "Superman is Back"... We are really joyful to have Choo Sung Hoon back... We are really thankful to Yano Shiho for working hard during Choo Sung Hoon"s absence."


Choo Sarang"s dad will return to making regular appearances on "Superman is Back" starting in October. The show will cover Choo Sung Hoon competing in the UFC as well.


Choo Sung Hoon won against Amir Sadollah in his "UFC in JAPAN" ("UFN 52") match held at Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan on the 20th

Song Il Gook Takes His Triplets on a Train Ride Through Mud on “Superman Returns”

By in News posted Oct September 21st, 2014 No comments

On the September 21 broadcast of KBS’ variety program “Superman Returns,” cameras followed actor Song Il Gook and his triplet sons as they made their way to a tidal flat where they would be able to play around in the mud.

In order to move the triplets—Dae Han, Min Gook, and Man Se—around on the mudflats, dad Song Il Gook connected three basins with a rope, creating a ‘Song Gook’ train, which was given the name “Song Basin.”

However, the train ride was did not end up being a very smooth ride for the triplets. Song Il Gook pulled with all his strength, but it proved to be a bit unsafe when he made a sharp turn. As soon as he made a turn, the last basin flipped over, causing Dae Han to burst into tears after falling out of the basin

Haru Makes Tablo Proud After Braving A Dental Procedure on “Superman Returns”

By in News posted Oct September 21st, 2014 No comments

Tablo‘s daughter Haru showed how brave she is when she went for a dental procedure on the September21 episode of KBS 2TV’s “Superman Returns.”

On the recent episode of “Superman Returns,” Haru, together with her father, Tablo, went to the dentist to have her cavity treated.

When the father and daughter arrived at the dental clinic, Tablo asked Haru, “Are you really not scared?” and Haru replied, “Yes!”

The moment Haru saw the dentist, she was straightforward and asked, “Is there injection here?” to which the dentist replied, “Of course (there’s) none,” so not to scare Haru. Haru then went to lie down on the reclining chair and got ready for the procedure.

Before Haru started with the treatment, Tablo went to hold her hand to give her encouragement but the young girl let her dad’s hand go and showed that she can do it on her own

Song Il Gook’s Triplets and Lee Hwi Jae’s Twins Fight Over a Toy Car on “Superman Returns”

By in News posted Oct September 14th, 2014 No comments

On the September 14 broadcast of KBS’ “Superman Returns,” actor Song Il Gook’s triplets Dae Han, Min Gook, and Man Se, as well as Lee Hwi Jae’s twins Seo Un and Seo Jun, were caught fighting over a toy car.

The war over the toy car began while Min Gook was playing inside the car, when Seo Un went over to play with it as well. When Min Gook didn’t budge, Seo Un resorted to pulling Min Gook’s ear. However, Min Gook kept calm and continued to ride the toy car.

Then, Dae Han opened up the car door so he could play with it, and Min Gook willingly let him in. The battle moved forward with Dae Han and Seo Un, with Seo Un losing out once again. Not long after, Seo Jun set his sights on the same toy car and set out to take it from Dae Han, along with his twin brother, resulting in Dae Han finally giving up the toy car

“Superman Returns” Ranks First in Viewer Ratings for 11 Weeks Running!

By in News posted Oct September 8th, 2014 No comments

KBS 2TV’s variety program “Superman Returns” has proven its popularity by maintaining its spot at number one in viewer ratings for the same time slot for 11 consecutive weeks.

According to Nielsen Korea on September 8, the most recent broadcast of “Superman Returns” on September 7 recorded a nationwide viewer rating of 12.4%, taking charge of the top spot during its time slot. With this latest viewer rating record, the program has been in first place for a total of 11 weeks running.

The September 7 episode aired its one year anniversary special, during which all of the families gathered together in one place. Viewers were touched by how much each family has grown and developed since appearing on “Superman Returns,” especially the relationships between the dads and their children

Tablo: “‘Superman Returns’ Helped Our Family to Face the World Again”

By in News posted Oct September 7th, 2014 No comments

Epik High member Tablo has thanked KBS2TV’s reality show “Superman Returns” for giving his family the precious opportunity to appear in front of the public.

On the September 7 broadcast of the show, all of the families gathered to the KBS studio for the show’s first anniversary. To celebrate the occasion, the families shared their thoughts on the journey so far.

In particular, Tablo, Kang Hye Jung and Haru surprised everyone by preparing tasty rice cakes for the fellow cast members and the audience.

When asked if there is any particular reason for handing out the considerate gifts, Tablo expressed his innermost feelings of gratitude, “Prior to appearing on this program, our family was disconnected from the world

Lee Hwi Jae’s Twins Make a Mess Trying to Feed Themselves on “Superman Returns”

By in News posted Oct September 1st, 2014 No comments

Comedian Lee Hwi Jae’s twin sons made an adorable mess as the attempted to feed themselves.

On the August 31 episode of KBS 2TV’s “Happy Sunday—Superman Returns,” viewers watched twins Lee Seo Eon and Lee Seo Jun enjoy their first “solo” meal without their father’s help.

As the siblings drank soup and ate spaghetti with their fingers, Lee Seo Eon and Lee Seo Jun appeared to have suddenly matured. Watching them, Lee Hwi Jae said, “There’s nothing left for me to do. They’re all grown up.” It is still too difficult for them to use a fork, so they used their hands, but the twins finished eating to the best of their ability.

Lee Hwi Jae was proud and satisfied but Lee Seo Jun’s tomato sauce and spaghetti-drenched face was a source of amusement

Kang Hye Jung Wishes Daughter Haru Doesn’t Become a Celebrity like Her and Tablo on “Superman Returns”

By in News posted Oct September 1st, 2014 No comments

With popular celebrity parents actress Kang Hye Jung and musician Tablo, everybody is pretty much expecting “Hip-hop Prodigy” Haru to follow the footsteps of her parents. However, Kang Hye Jung revealed that she wishes a different path for her four-year-old daughter.

On the August 31 broadcast of KBS 2TV’s “Superman Returns,” the family of Tablo, Kang Hye Jung, and Haru were shown as they were traveling to Kangneung.

While enroute to Kangneung, Haru passed some time rapping to a beat. The young girl showed some skills as she took after her father Tablo who is one of the most intelligent rappers in the Korean music industry.

While Haru’s parents showed appreciation and pride in her natural talent, both Kang Hye Jung and Tablo weren’t able to hide their concern

Haru freestyle raps on The Return of Superman

By in News posted Oct August 27th, 2014 No comments

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Tablo’s daughter Haru showed of her freestyle rap skills on variety show, “The Return of Superman”.

On the August 24 episode of KBS 2TV’s “The Return of Superman,” Haru showcased her rap skills. EPIK HIGH’s Tablo and his daughter Haru were on the way to an outing when Haru suddenly looks at the camera in the car with a serious face and starts rapping. Tablo, surprised, asks Haru if she is rapping and she asks her dad to join in. He then looks at the camera like his daughter did and raps in a monotone voice.

Haru then continues to show off her rap skills by reading a book about sea creatures and rapping along. Tablo listened intently to his daughter’s outrageous rap and exclaimed, “Wow, the reading really sounds like a rap!”

Check out the clip here of Haru’s rap! What do you think, does she have what it takes to become an awesome rapper like her dad?

Source: OSEN, KBSEntertain YouTube

Song Il Gook’s Triplets Learn How to Pedal On “Superman Returns”

By in News posted Oct August 25th, 2014 No comments

Song Il Gook’s triplets–Dae Han, Min Gook, and Man Se–are growing up so fast!

On the August 24 episode of KBS 2TV’s “Superman Returns,” the three adorable boys of actor Song Il Gook learned how to pedal their own bicycles through the help of older neighborhood kids.

On this episode of “Superman Returns,” Song Il Gook brought his three little boys to the nearby neighborhood park to teach them how to ride a bicycle. It was challenging for Song Il Gook as he had to teach each of the boys how to pedal while also looking after each of them but some helpful neighborhood kids got to make his job easier.

While some older kids pedaled around them, Song Il Gook showed the boys how to pedal. However, it was still quite hard for the little boys to do it by themselves, so the older kids tried to help and taught the younger boys Dae Han and Min Gook how to pedal

Haru Takes After Dad Tablo, Shows Rapping Skills on “Superman Returns”

By in News posted Oct August 25th, 2014 No comments

Haru made her father Tablo proud in the recent episode of “Superman Returns” by showing him her rapping skills of win.

On the August 24 episode of KBS 2TV‘s “Superman Returns,” Tablo and Haru were shown inside the car while on their way to the countryside for a trip.

While passing time as they make their way to their destination, Haru unexpectedly surprised Tablo by showing him her rapping skills as she looked into the camera and started saying some lines with a beat. “Are you rapping?,” asked Tablo. Haru then said, “You can do it too, Dad,” then Tablo joined in.

Then, Haru continued rapping out some more lines and made her dad proud. “Your rap is perfect,” said Tablo as he lifted his hand to give Haru a fist bump

SBS, KBS, and MBC Settle for the Same Time Slot for Their Sunday Variety Shows

By in News posted Oct August 19th, 2014 No comments

After much conflict in order to get best ratings for their competitive Sunday variety programs, the three major broadcasting networks SBS, KBS, and MBC have finally settled on a same time slot for their programs.

Previously, the three broadcasting networks were in conflict due to their start times, as they tried to win over others by starting few minutes earlier than the usual 4pm time slot.

However, they have all reached an agreement, as all three networks released a statement on August 18: “The three networks have felt the need to consolidate the starting time of the Sunday variety programs. Starting August 24, we have decided to air our variety shows at 4:50pm.”

KBS’ Sunday variety consists of “Superman Returns” and “1 Night 2 Days“, while MBC’s is comprised of “Dad, Where Are You Going?” and “Real Men

Lee Hwi Jae’s Twins Meet Soccer Star Park Ji Sung on “Superman Returns”

By in News posted Oct August 17th, 2014 No comments

Viewers are already starting to show interest in the special meeting between Lee Hwi Jae’s twin sons and former soccer player Park Ji Sung.

The upcoming August 17 broadcast of KBS 2TV’s variety show “Superman Returns” will be airing the behind-the-scenes story of the twin boys’ encounter with the famous soccer star, when Lee Hwi Jae took Seo Un and Seo Jun to the “K-League All Star Game” on July 25.

On this day, Seo Un and Seo Jun, all dressed up in their own soccer uniforms, found their way to watch the soccer match at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.

The twins’ dad, Lee Hwi Jae, stopped Park Ji Sung as soon as he spotted the soccer player greet him as he was passing by in the waiting room, and asked him to hold his sons

Song Il Gook Cries While Reminiscing About His Triplets’ Hardships on “Superman Returns”

By in News posted Oct August 11th, 2014 No comments

On the August 10 episode of KBS 2TV’s “Superman Returns,” actor Song Il Gook reminisced about the difficulties that his three sons experienced when they were babies.

While lying down on their backs, the father and sons were looking at photos of the young boys that were projected on the ceiling. Looking at each photo, the Song Il Gook and the boys had some fun distinguishing who’s who in the picture.

While looking at photos of Man Se, Song Il Gook asked his youngest child who was born a with a very low birth weight, “Man Se, did you know how worried we were when you were born?” While the father was absorbed in reminiscing about the time when his precious little boys were born, the kids got a little bored and showed dissatisfaction at their father’s story-telling time

Jang Geun Suk Tries Hard to Win Chu Sarang’s Affection on “Superman Returns”

By in News posted Oct August 11th, 2014 No comments

On the August 10 episode of KBS’ “Superman Returns,” the actor visited the home of MMA fighter Chu Sung Hoon and Chu Sarang in Tokyo.

As a big fan of the adorable Chu Sarang, the “Asia’s Prince” wanted to make a good first impression and came bearing gifts for the little girl.

Chu Sung Hoon got so excited seeing the gifts that Jang Geun Suk brought for his daughter including a special candy basket full of lollipops with cute little cutouts of Sarang’s face and a card with his signature and message on it, showing how much he has prepared to meet the adorable girl.

“I really prepared a lot to win Sarang’s affection,” said Jang Geun Suk while holding a Mini Mouse tumbler that he specially chose

Haru Shows Jealousy Over Mom’s Affection for Child Actress on “Superman Returns”

By in News posted Oct August 11th, 2014 No comments

Tablo and Kang Hye Jung’s light-hearted attempt at stirring up jealousy in their daughter Haru, ended up getting a bit out of hand on the most recent episode of KBS 2TV’s variety program “Superman Returns.”

On the August 10 broadcast of “Superman Returns,” Tablo and Haru set out to visit mom, actress Kang Hye Jung, at the filming location for her latest movie, which she is currently in the middle of shooting. At the movie set, surrounded by new and unfamiliar sights, Haru discovered something particularly unfamiliar—a nine-year-old child actress named Lee Re, who is also starring in the movie with Kang Hye Jung.

During the visit to her mom’s work, Haru was unable to take her eyes off of the child actress, who could be seen talking affectionately with Kang Hye Jung

Network Wars for Sunday Variety Show Time Slots Far From Over, KBS Says, “We Didn’t Start It”

By in News posted Oct August 10th, 2014 No comments

It looks like the network wars for the 4 p.m. Sunday variety program time slot won’t be ending yet.

After citing KBS‘ irregular scheduling as the reason for the “disruption” in the schedules of SBS variety shows “Roommate” and “Running Man” and MBC variety shows “Dad, Where Are We Going?” and “Real Men” last August 3, the national television network KBS cleared its side and gave their explanation countering the allegations of the other two networks.

“Actually, we weren’t the ones who started it,” said KBS who also felt that they were treated unfairly regarding the time slot war.

According to a rep from KBS Happy Sunday, “We’ll be putting each other on the mud but if we don’t air our side, the viewers will look at us as the cause of the problem

Jang Geun Suk to Visit Chu Sarang on Next Week’s “Superman Returns”

By in News posted Oct August 4th, 2014 No comments

Hallyu star Jang Geun Suk will be paying a visit to Chu Sarang and her father Chu Sung Hoon‘s home in Tokyo!

A glimpse of the actor’s special appearance was given on the teaser for next week’s episode, revealed on the August 3 broadcast of KBS2TV’s “Superman Returns.”

In the teaser, Jang Geun Suk enters the Chu residence and tries his best to steal Chu Sarang’s heart. Known for being a big fan of the charming girl, the actor made sure to have a Micky Mouse stuffed toy with him, hoping to break the ice between them.

The Hallyu icon is the third celebrity to visit Chu Sarang, the two others being Rain and Girls’ Generation.

This episode featuring a guest appearance by Jang Geun Suk will air on August 10

SBS, KBS and MBC Fighting Over Time Slots for Sunday Variety Programs

By in News posted Oct July 31st, 2014 No comments

SBS moved its Sunday variety programs up to 4:00 PM because of KBS’s irregular scheduling.

On July 30, an SBS representative stated “The episodes of “Roommate” and “Running Man” will be moved up five minutes earlier to 4:00 PM on August 3. We’ll have to see if we can move them back, but this is because of KBS’s irregular scheduling. KBS needs to cooperate on the time slots to that the situation can quickly be normalized.”

Earlier, MBC moved up its variety shows “Dad, Where Are You Going?” and “Real Man” 10 minutes to start at 4 PM, but this week will air at 4:10 PM.

According to the channel guide, the broadcasts for KBS’s “Superman Returns” and “1 Night 2 Days” airs at 4:10 PM

“Superman Returns” Twins Climb Their Own Version of Mt. Everest

By in News posted Oct July 27th, 2014 No comments

The adorable Seo Jun and Seo Un from the popular KBS variety show “Superman Returns” attempted to top their own version of Mt. Everest! 

In the upcoming episode of “Superman Returns,” the twins will try their hand at climbing a play structure all on their own.

In the episode, the twins’ father Lee Hwi Jae took the twins to a theme park, where Seo Jun shows interest in a climbing play structure. As Lee Hwi Jae watches on dumbfounded, the twins manage to climb to the very top of the structure all on their own.

Seo Jun and Seo Un twins, who have been on the show since the beginning, have grown rapidly before the viewers’ eyes, as they recently started walking on their own