Saturday Freedom

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Saturday Freedom
Also known as 'Declaration of Freedom Saturday'
Genre Reality television, Variety show
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
No. of episodes 44
Production
Executive producer(s) Kim Choong
Producer(s) Kwon Jae-young
Running time Approx. 140 minutes per episode
Release
Original network KBS2
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release June 4, 2011 – March 31, 2012
Chronology
Preceded by 100 Points Out of 100 (백점만점)
Order Received (명 받았습니다)
Followed by Invincible Youth 2
Immortal Songs 2: Singing the Legend (불후의 명곡 - 전설을 노래하다)
Related shows Happy Sunday
External links
Website www.kbs.co.kr/2tv/enter/satfreedom/index.html
Korean name
Hangul 자유선언 토요일
Hanja
Revised Romanization Jayuseoneon toyoil
McCune–Reischauer Jayusŏnŏn t'oyoil

Saturday Freedom (Korean: 자유선언 토요일; literally Declaration of Freedom Saturday) was a South Korean reality-variety show shown on the KBS2 network, which competes directly against MBC's We Got Married and Infinite Challenge, and SBS' Star Junior Show Bungeoppang and Star King. The lineup ended on March 31, 2012, with Immortal Songs 2 becoming a separate program and Invincible Youth 2 moving into the time slot.[1]

History[edit]

Programs prior to Saturday Freedom featured a similar title. Declaration of Freedom Today is Saturday (자유선언 오늘은 토요일) began airing on October 17, 1998 and aired until April 28, 2001. Beginning on May 5, 2001, Show Everyone's Saturday (쇼 여러분의 토요일) aired, then on November 10, 2001 Declaration of Freedom Saturday Big Operation (자유선언 토요대작전) took over and aired until November 1, 2003, which at this time KBS's Saturday lineup program was cancelled.[2] It was revived on April 25, 2009, as Invincible Saturday (천하무적 토요일) and aired until December 25, 2010, and KBS's Saturday lineup program was cancelled once again.[3] It was revived again as Saturday Freedom on June 4, 2011. On September 10, 2011, Saturday Freedom divided into two parts, Part 1 airing at 5:15PM KST and Part 2 airing at 6:15PM KST, in an effort to boost ratings.[4]

Broadcasting Times[edit]

  • June 4–11, 2011 (17:35 - 19:55 ; 2 hours 20 minutes)
  • June 18 – September 3, 2011 (17:50 - 19:55 ; 2 hour 5 minutes)
  • September 10, 2011 – March 31, 2012 (17:15 - 19:55 ; 2 hours 40 minutes)
    • September 10, 2011 – March 31, 2012 (17:15 - 18:15 ; 1 hour ; Part 1)
    • September 10, 2011 – March 31, 2012 (18:15 - 19:55 ; 1 hour 40 minutes ; Part 2)

Segments[edit]

Birth of a Family[edit]

Birth of a Family (Korean: 가족의 탄생) was an "animal communion variety" program and was first broadcast on November 12, 2011. The program is divided into two corners, Let's Live Together (같이 삽시다) and Birth of a Family (가족의 탄생). Let's Live Together features Lee Hwi-jae and Kim Byung-man as rare animals visit their home. Birth of a Family features idol groups living with and becoming the family of abandoned dogs, and helping them find new owners.[6][7] Infinite and A Pink were the first groups of idols and were replaced with Hyuna of 4Minute, G.NA, and Siwan of ZE:A in March.[8]

Immortal Songs 2[edit]

Immortal Songs 2: Singing the Legend (Korean: 불후의 명곡 Ⅱ - 전설을 노래하다; Romanized: Bulhueui Myeonggok II - Jeonseoleul Noraehada) is a music competition program and began airing on June 4, 2011. It is a revival of Immortal Songs, and features idol singers performing songs of legendary singers. The singers perform in front of an audience who vote for who they believe best presented the classic songs.[10] It now airs as a separate program, as Immortal Songs 2: Singing the Legend, in the same time slot.[1]

Secret[edit]

Secret (Korean: 시크릿) (Subtitle: Are You a Good Person?) was a game-talk show featuring secrets of celebrities. Stars must play games and succeed to prevent a secret of theirs from being revealed by a friend.[12] Originally airing after Immortal Songs 2, the program faced difficulty when Immortal Songs 2 aired for too long, thus eating into the airtime of Secret. On one occasion, the program only aired for three minutes on July 23, 2011.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "KBS, 부분조정 통해 ‘자유선언토요일’ 간판내렸다" (in Korean). TV Report. 21 March 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "'토요대작전' '일요일은 즐거워' 등 폐지..KBS 가을 프로그램 개편" (in Korean). Naver News. 20 October 2003. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  3. ^ '천하무적야구단', 게임 끝! (in Korean). Star News. 8 December 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  4. ^ '자유선언 토요일', '불후2'-'시크릿' 노선분리 확정 (in Korean). OSEN. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "KBS 유기견 프로그램 ‘가족의탄생’ 확정, 인피니트 에이핑크 출연" (in Korean). Newsen. 31 October 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  6. ^ 스타들의 동물 가족 만들기 프로젝트 (in Korean). Naver News. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  7. ^ ‘가족의탄생’ 유기견의, 유기견에 의한, 유기견을 위한 대박프로 될까 (in Korean). Newsen. 9 November 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  8. ^ ‘가족의탄생’ 지나-현아-시완, 유기견 임시보호 2기 가족 확정 (in Korean). Newsen. 12 February 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "'불후의 명곡2’ 문희준 MC 정식 발탁…김구라와 '폭풍 수다' 예고" (in Korean). TV Report. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  10. ^ 아이돌 대결 '불후의명곡2', '나가수'와 차이점은? (in Korean). Star News. 16 May 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "이휘재·신봉선·김희철, '시크릿' MC 발탁" (in Korean). Star News. 24 May 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  12. ^ '시크릿', 진부한 토크쇼, 날릴 수 있을까? (in Korean). My Daily. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "KBS 방송이 장난? ‘시크릿’ 3분 편성 굴욕" (in Korean). TV Report. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 

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