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Leading Asian entertainment and merchandising company CJ ENM has released its spring variety line-up for its flagship channels tvN and Mnet based around seven new unscripted originals.

tvN Korean Hostel in Spain 16March2019The seven new variety shows include CEO: Celebrity Executive Office, Korean Hostel in Spain, Mafia Game in Prison, Show Audio Jockey, Miss Korea, The Great Escape 2, and IZ One Chu-Manito.

CEO: Celebrity Executive Office features celebrity CEOs who run their own business. It shows their professional daily routine besides their duty as public entertainers. Common workplace issues such as salary negotiation, working overtime, and ‘Hoe-sik (social dining with co-workers)’ will be addressed through their eyes. Just premiered on tvN is Korean Hostel in Spain where renowned Korean reality TV producer Na Young-suk’s welcomes travellers who visit Spain's Camino de Santiago. Three famous Korean actors –Cha Seung-won, Yoo Hai-jin, and Bae Jung-nam, run a hostel in Villafranca del Bierzo to offer an affordable one-night stay with homemade Korean meal to voyagers.

Coming up on tvN are Show Audio Jockey featuring Wonho, Kihyun, Minhyuk, and Jooheon from K-pop boyband MONSTA X and other cast as audio jockeys to show Mukbang, ASMR and others. Miss Korea where Korean celebrities well-known for their cooking skills visit the world to serve people who left Korea for various reasons but still miss its cuisine. While staying overnight in guest’s house and sharing their stories, the cast will cook authentic Korean dishes to bring taste of Korea. First episode features actress Han Go-eun and comedian Park Na-rae as lead cooks and their first trip to America.

Formed by Mnet’s K-pop competition reality series Produce 48, IZ*ONE CHU-MANITO it is the second season of the global girl group’s first ever reality show which made its debut in October 2019. Following success of first season, the new episodes are expected to highlight members’ playing secret game while experiencing life as teenagers in Korea to share cultural diversity as well as behind-the-scene footage of their comeback special.

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