Weekly Idol

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Weekly Idol
GenreVariety
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
Production
Location(s)Seoul, South Korea
Broadcast
Original channelMBC Every1
Original run23 July 2011 (2011-07-23) – present
External links
Website
 
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Weekly Idol
GenreVariety
Country of originSouth Korea
Original language(s)Korean
Production
Location(s)Seoul, South Korea
Broadcast
Original channelMBC Every1
Original run23 July 2011 (2011-07-23) – present
External links
Website

Weekly Idol (Hangul: 주간 아이돌) is a South Korean variety show, which airs at 6 PM every Wednesday nights on MBC Every1, MBC's cable and satellite network for comedy and variety shows. The show is hosted by comedian Jeong Hyeong Don and rapper Defconn.[1]

Corners/Segments[edit]

The show consists of several segments, one of which is called "Real Chart! Idol Self-Ranking", where idols are asked to rank each other on different topics and the results are then presented.

"Idol of the Week", the second segment, on the other hand, features idol groups as the invited guests. The first idol group to record an episode and appear in the segment was INFINITE. This segment usually consists of several featured corners:

During these segments, the talk is usually held without too much formality, giving a chance for the hosts to give a humorous remark about the idols, or conversely, the idols can playing around with the hosts’ lack of physical fitness, engaging in a slapstick activity with the hosts.

An annual year-closing episode, "Weekly Idol Award", held in the last episode of the year was started from December 31, 2011. In this episode, the host usually reviews the segments and the appearances from the guests that were featured in the past year.

Host[edit]

Current[edit]

note: In some occasion, Jeong Hyeong Don and Defconn instead appeared as the featured guests as "Hyungdon and Daejun" with their host position replaced by fellow comedian Haha and Hyolyn & Soyou of Sistar in episode 45 and by Sungkyu & Hoya of INFINITE in episode 64.

Guest Hosts[edit]

List of Episodes[edit]

2011[edit]

EpisodeAir DateFeatured guestsRemarks
1July 23, 2011-'Real Chart! Idol Self-Ranking' corner only
2July 30, 2011
3August 6, 2011
4August 13, 2011INFINITEIntroduced 'Idol of the Week' corner
5August 20, 2011MBLAQ
6August 27, 2011ZE:A
7September 3, 2011-Non-guest Special: BEAST
8September 10, 2011SISTAR
9September 17, 20114Minute
10September 24, 2011U-KISS
11October 1, 2011G.NA
12October 8, 2011CHI CHISpecial Kara
13October 15, 2011Rainbow
14October 22, 2011-Non-guest Special: Girls' Generation
15October 29, 2011FTISLAND
16November 5, 2011-Non-guest Special: Kim Hyun-Joong
17November 12, 2011Orange Caramel
18November 19, 2011Girl's Day
19November 26, 2011Secret
20December 3, 2011INFINITE, G.NA
21December 10, 2011Rainbow, MBLAQ
22December 17, 2011Wonder Girls
23December 24, 2011INFINITE
24December 31, 2011-1st Weekly Idol Awards

2012[edit]

EpisodeAir DateFeatured guestsRemarks
25January 7, 2012A Pink
26January 14, 2012B1A4
27January 21, 2012Boyfriend
28January 28, 2012Dal Shabet
29February 4, 2012T-ara
30February 11, 2012MBLAQ
31February 18, 2012Teen Top
32February 25, 2012Special Appearance: Andy (Shinhwa)
33March 3, 2012Jay Park
34March 14, 2012FTISLAND
35March 21, 2012Miss A
36March 28, 2012
37April 4, 2012Haha
38April 11, 2012
39April 18, 20122AM
40April 25, 2012B1A4
41May 2, 2012SHINee
42May 9, 2012
43May 16, 20124Minute, BtoB
44May 23, 2012A Pink
45May 30, 2012Hyungdon and DaejunSpecial MCs: Haha, SISTAR (Hyolyn, Soyou)
46June 6, 2012Nine Muses
47June 13, 2012INFINITE
48June 20, 2012
49June 27, 2012Teen Top
50July 4, 2012G.NA
51July 11, 2012f(x)
52July 18, 2012After SchoolWeekly Idol 1st Anniversary
53July 25, 2012
54August 1, 2012Hello Venus, NU'EST
55August 8, 2012Haha, Skull
56August 15, 2012INFINITE
57August 22, 2012B.A.P
58August 29, 2012BEAST
59September 5, 2012
60September 12, 2012Super Junior
61September 19, 2012
62September 26, 2012Secret
63October 3, 2012
64October 10, 2012Tasty, Hyungdon and DaejunSpecial MCs: INFINITE (Sungkyu, Hoya)
65October 17, 2012ZE:A
66October 24, 2012BtoB
67October 31, 2012Orange Caramel
68November 7, 2012Spica, Fiestar
69November 14, 2012Miss A
70November 21, 2012
71November 28, 2012Block B
72December 5, 2012JewelrySpecial MC: Ilhoon (BtoB)
73December 12, 2012B1A4,Special Appearance: Hyukjin (100%)
74December 19, 2012Girl's DaySpecial MC: Ilhoon (BtoB)
75December 26, 2012Sunggyu (INFINITE), Ilhoon (BtoB)2nd Weekly Idol Awards
Special MC: Sohyun (4Minute)

2013[edit]

EpisodeAir DateFeatured guestsRemarks
76January 2, 2013Ailee
77January 9, 2013Yang Yo Seob (BEAST), Ilhoon (BtoB)
78January 16, 2013Hello Venus
79January 23, 2013Infinite H
80January 30, 20132YOON, Sohyun (4Minute)
81February 6, 2013Nine MusesSpecial MC: Ilhoon (BtoB)
82February 13, 2013Dal Shabet
83February 20, 2013SISTAR19
84February 27, 2013Huh Gak, Hyungdon and DaejunSpecial MCs: Sohyun (4Minute), Ilhoon (BtoB)
85March 6, 2013B.A.PSpecial Appearance: Kim Bohyung (SPICA)
86March 13, 2013Rainbow
87March 20, 20134MinuteSpecial MC: Ilhoon (BtoB)
88March 27, 2013
89April 3, 2013SHINee
90April 10, 2013
91April 17, 2013SPEED
(Special Corner Segment)
Special MC: Ilhoon (BtoB)
Teen Top
92April 24, 2013RaNia
93May 1, 2013INFINITE
94May 8, 2013
95May 15, 2013Secret
96May 22, 201315&
97May 29, 2013B1A4
98June 5, 2013BtoB
99June 12, 2013100%
100June 19, 2013Rainbow, Secret, 4Minute100th Episode Special
101June 26, 2013
102July 3, 2013MBLAQ
103July 10, 2013EXO
104July 17, 2013A Pink
105July 24, 2013Girl's DayWeekly Idol 2nd Anniversary
106July 31, 2013Jewelry
107August 7, 2013INFINITESummer Special 1
108August 14, 2013EXOSummer Special 2
109August 21, 2013BEASTSummer Special 3
110August 28, 2013
111September 4, 2013B.A.PSummer Special 4
112September 11, 2013TastySpecial Appearance: Defconn
Special MC: Bomi (A Pink)
113September 18, 2013BtoBChuseok Special
114September 25, 2013A-JAX, 2EYES
115October 2, 2013Teen Top
116October 9, 2013Henry (Super Junior-M)Special Appearance: Kyuhyun (Super Junior)
117October 16, 2013LADIES' CODE
118October 23, 2013Block B
119October 30, 2013SPICA
120November 6, 2013IU
121November 13, 2013
122November 20, 2013K.Will
123November 27, 2013Park Ji-yoon, Lim Kim
124December 4, 2013G-Dragon
125December 11, 2013
126December 18, 2013Shin Bora
127December 25, 2013Bomi (A Pink), Ilhoon (BtoB), P.O. (Block B)3rd Weekly Idol Awards

2014[edit]

EpisodeAir DateFeatured guestsRemarks
128January 1, 2014Heechul (Super Junior)
129January 8, 2014Yong Jun-hyung (BEAST)
130January 15, 2014Secret
131January 22, 2014AOA
132January 29, 2014Rainbow Blaxx
133February 5, 2014History
134February 12, 2014Girl's Day
135February 19, 2014B1A4
136February 26, 2014BtoB
137March 5, 2014B.A.P
138March 12, 2014Gain
139March 19, 2014CNBLUE
140March 26, 2014
141April 2, 20144Minute
142April 9, 2014A Pink
143April 16, 2014Crayon Pop
144April 30, 2014Bangtan Boys
145May 7, 2014BESTie, 100%
146May 14, 2014GOT7
147May 21, 2014G.NASpecial Appearance: Ilhoon (BtoB)
148May 28, 2014Jun Hyoseong (Secret)
149June 4, 2014Ji yeon (T-ara)
150June 11, 2014Wheesung
151June 18, 2014BEAST
152June 25, 2014INFINITEINFINITE's 10th Appearance Special
153July 2, 2014
154July 9, 2014AOA
155July 16, 2014Jung Joon-young
156July 23, 2014GOT7, A Pink (Bomi, Namjoo, Hayoung), BtoB, Rainbow, BEAST (Doojoon, Yoseob, Dongwoon)Weekly Idol 3rd Anniversary
157July 30, 20144Minute, Hyomin (T-ara), Nine Muses (Hyuna, Erin, Sungah, Kyungri), Boyfriend, FTISLAND (Jonghoon, Jaejin, Seunghyun), CNBLUE (Jonghyun, Minhyuk), AOA
158August 6, 2014HyunA (4Minute)
159August 13, 2014B1A4
160August 20, 2014Big Byung
Sungjae (BtoB), N (VIXX), Hyuk (VIXX), Jackson (GOT7)
161August 27, 2014Tiny-G
162September 3, 2014KARA
163September 10, 2014
164September 17, 2014NU'EST, Fiestar
165September 24, 2014T-ara
166October 1, 2014Kim Jong-min
167October 8, 2014Teen Top
168October 15, 2014Red Velvet
169October 22, 2014Winner
170October 29, 2014VIXX
171November 5, 2014Orange Caramel
172November 12, 2014Song Jieun (Secret)Special Appearance: Jung Hana (Secret)
173November 19, 2014AOA
174November 26, 2014Boyfriend
175December 3, 2014A Pink

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