Happy Together (‹The template Korean is being considered for merging.› Hangul: 해피투게더) is a popular South Korean variety show which first ran on November 8, 2001 on KBS2. It was the most popular show on KBS from 2002–2004, and further continued its success in two more seasons. Currently, Happy Together is still placed one of the most popular shows on Korean free-to-air networks which airs every Thursday at 11:05 PM regularly. The program celebrated its 200th episode of its third season on July 7, 2011.
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|Written by||Mo Eun-seol
|Directed by||Kim Kwang-su
|Voices of||1 channel monaural sound|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||Special: 4
Season 1: 179
Season 2: 112 + 1 (Pilot)
Season 3: 471 (as of October 27, 2016) (list of episodes)
|Executive producer(s)||Kim Young-do|
|Running time||95 minutes (normal)
90 minutes (special)
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV) ATSC, ISDB|
|Original release||November 8, 2001 – Present|
This programme has been marked the highest ratings of Thursday night prime-time lineups since its beginning. Every week, between 10 and 25 percent of viewers enjoy its episodes. Due to its popularity, programs on SBS and MBC at the 11:05PM timeslot have suffered from Happy Together over the years.
SBS’s People Searching for Laughter (웃찾사) once dominated Thursday nights in 2005, but ratings went down and it moved to different timeslots (Sundays 6:40pm and Fridays 9:55pm). It later moved back to Thursdays at 11:05pm in 2008 but ratings were still low and moved to Saturdays at 4:10pm in 2010. Hey Hey Hey Season 2 (헤이헤이헤이 시즌2) began airing in 2006 but was cancelled after 9 months due to low ratings. Mystery Hunters (미스터리 특공대) and Love Generation (연애시대) began airing in 2008 and both were cancelled after 3 months due to low ratings. Entertainment Tonight (한밤의 TV연예) moved to that timeslot on SBS but is suffering from low ratings as well. Over on MBC, Dissatisfaction Zero (불만제로) aired for several years with low ratings and later moved to a new timeslot (Wednesdays at 6:30pm) in an effort to boost ratings. It was replaced by cheaper news programming, Who Plus (후플러스) and continues to air with low ratings as well.