After School Club

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After School Club
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GenreEntertainment, Music
Written byYang Seon-jin Lee A-ra
Directed byKim Ji-hyun
Presented by
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes397
Executive producer(s)Summer Jung
Producer(s)Lee Hyun-ah
Production location(s)Seoul
Camera setupMultiple
Running time50-54 minutes
Original networkArirang TV (Korea/Worldwide)
Myx TV (US/Europe/Middle East)
Original releaseApril 17, 2013 –
Related showsPops in Seoul
Superstar K
Show! Music Core
Wave K
External links

After School Club, often shortened to ASC, is a South Korean internet-based live-music request television talk show co-hosted by Park Ji-min, Han Hee-Jun and Kim Woo-Sung. Previous hosts included Jang Han-byul, Eric Nam, Kevin Woo, Jae Park and Kim Seung-min.

Debuting on April 17, 2013, it is produced by Lee Hyun-ah and airs on Arirang TV. ASC features various musical guests of South Korea and the series is directed at an international audience so the principal language is English with Korean subtitles and translations produced on air.[1] It allows international fans of K-pop music to interact directly with the live shows through social media: fans can join in on the live broadcasts through video chats in Google Hangouts, send in tweets to the show's official Twitter account, and are also able to share comments, ask questions, and request music videos on the show's official Facebook account.[2] The show is also available on Viki, a community for subtitles, Soompi, and on DramaFever.[3][4][5]

Premise and format[edit]

The show broadcasts live online and utilizes social media technologies such as Twitter and Google Hangouts to directly interact with international fans. Two activities that take place every episode are the Roll Calls and Hangouts. During the "Roll Call" portion Twitter users tweet their name, location, the time and generally a short message to the weekly guest. Those that participate may be singled out during the beginning of the episode and given a shout out by the guest. "Hangouts" are typically done twice an episode where some fans are selected for a real-time Google Hangout on the show which usually involves something (such as a song or dance) prepared by the fan to show to the guest(s) and a request. Other activities include prepared performances for fans by the guests, such as impressions, dances, and short parodies.[6]

On March 5, 2014 (episode 48) the show expanded to include a second episode every week known as the After School Club After Show which features other guest appearances and behind-the-scenes footage from the previous episodes.

The production team announced on Twitter that the After Show segment would be retired; the last After Show was on February 25, 2015 (episode 148).

On August 25, 2015, the show announced on Twitter that it is on the Naver V application.

On June 1, 2016 the show announced on Twitter that it is on Instagram.[7]

On January 2, 2017 the show announced on Twitter that it is on Snapchat.[8]

Jimin and Heejun announced in Episode 360 on March 19, 2019 that they will have a new logo and a new studio set beginning from Episode 361 on March 26, 2019.


The original hosts of After School Club were Eric Nam and Jang Han-byul. Park Jimin was originally a guest for episode 67 (as a member of 15&) and was an occasional co-host for the main show/MC of After Show from episode 87 onwards. Jimin was promoted to co-host of the main show after the cancellation of After Show. Kevin was originally a guest on episode 3 (as a member of U-KISS) and was a co-host for the main show from episode 43 onwards.

On April 11, 2016, it was announced that Eric Nam would be leaving the show, the April 12 episode being his last appearance.[9] On June 21, 2016, it was announced that Jae of Day6, who was a guest on episode 214, would be a co-host starting with episode 218.

On April 3, 2018, it was announced that Kevin Woo would be graduating as MC of the show.[10] His last episode as an MC was on April 10 and ASC held graduation ceremony for him on April 17.

On July 5, 2018 it was announced that Jae would be graduating as MC of the show after two years of hosting it. [11] His last broadcast aired on July 17, 2018.

On July 18, 2018 it was announced that Seungmin of Stray Kids and Han Hee-jun would co-host with Jimin.[12]

On December 12, 2018, it was announced that Seungmin of Stray Kids would be departing the show due to scheduling conflicts. [13]

As of December 25, 2018 the current co-MC's are Jimin of 15& and Heejun.[14]

On March 20, 2019 it was announced on Twitter that Kim Woo-sung of The Rose will be the third MC beginning with episode 361 on March 26, 2019. [15]

Current cast[edit]

Name[16] Duration Notes
Jimin Episode 67 (guest)
Episode 87 – present (co-host)
Co-host with Heejun. Used to exclusively host on the After Show and guest host on the main show before After Show's cancellation.
Heejun Episode 326 – present (co-host) Co-host with Jimin. Replaced Jae as a host.
Woosung Episode 361 – present (co-host) Co-host with Jimin and Heejun. Replaced Seungmin as a host.

Former cast[edit]

Name Duration Notes
Jang Han-byul Episode 1 – 39 First host program with Eric Nam
Eric Nam Episode 150, 300 (guest)
Episode 1 – 207
The main host of After School Club.
Kevin Woo Episode 3, 31, 312 (guest)
Episode 43 – 311 (co-host)
Replaced Hanbyul from episode 43 onwards. Co-hosted with Jimin and Jae after Eric Nam's departure. Originally a guest on episode 3 with uBeat and episode 31 with U-KISS.
Jae Episode 214, 325 (guest)
Episode 218 – 324 (co-host)
Co-host with Jimin and Kevin. Replaced main host Eric Nam. Originally a guest on episode 214.
Seungmin Episode 310, 318, 329, 340 (guest)
Episode 326 – 348 (co-host)
Co-host with Jimin and Heejun. Replaced Jae and Kevin as a host. Originally a guest on episodes 310 and 318 with Stray Kids.

Cast Timeline[edit]

Guest cast[edit]

List of episodes and guests[edit]


  1. ^ Gyung Eun, Park (18 November 2015). "세계로 가는 아리랑TV K팝 줄 섰네". The Kyunghang Shinmun. The Kyunghang Shinmun. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  2. ^ "After School Club Official Website". After School Club Official Website. Arirang. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  3. ^ After School Club, retrieved 2016-08-11
  4. ^ "After School Club - SoompiTV". After School Club - SoompiTV. Archived from the original on August 25, 2015.
  5. ^ "New and Coming Soon to DramaFever May 23 to May 29". DramaFever. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  6. ^ "After School Club: About the Program". After School Club. Arirang. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
  7. ^ "After School Club on Twitter: "Hey ASCers! Guess what? We FINALLY caught up with the world and made an Instagram account! Go follow (asc_arirang) for ASC updates and pics!"". Twitter. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  8. ^ "After School Club on Twitter: "ASC's new SNS for 2017! tagboard X snapchat! Snap to add After School Club! arirang_ASC"". Twitter. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
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  10. ^ "After School Club on Twitter: "Dear ASCers, Our one and only swangle MC Kevin will be graduating from ASC as the MC on April 10th in order to pursue his musical career". Twitter. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
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  14. ^ "After School Club on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2019-02-22.
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  16. ^ "After School Club: Host Introduction". After School Club. Arirang. Retrieved 3 December 2015.

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