Family Outing (Korean: 패밀리가 떴다; literally Family's Here) was a South Korean variety show; a part of SBS's Good Sunday lineup, along with Gold Miss is Coming (골드미스가 간다). It was first aired on June 15, 2008, and was one of the top rated programs on Sunday Korean television. In each episode, the "Family" travels to different parts of South Korea and takes care of the house of an elderly family while that family goes on a vacation. The "Family" then accomplishes the tasks left for them by the house's owners. The first season ended on February 14, 2010.
Cast: Yoo Jae-suk, Lee Hyo-ri, Kim Su-ro, Yoon Jong-shin, Dae-sung, Kim Jong-kook, Park Ye-jin, Lee Chun-hee, Park Hae-jin, Park Si-yeon
Family Outing Season 2 was first aired on February 21, 2010, following the end of the first season. In early episodes, a "Family Leader" is chosen and acts as the main host of that outing. That role has been abolished. The "Family" travels to rural parts of South Korea and helps out in the village they are staying in. The shows predecessor, Family Outing Season 1, featured a similar format, but ended because of the main host leaving and ratings dropping. This season differs from its predecessor with more focus on reality and the family aspect, and less on chores and games. This season ended on July 11, 2010 due to low ratings and was replaced with Running Man.
Cast: Kim Won-Hee, Yoon Sang-Hyun, Ji Sang-Ryul, Shin Bong-Sun, YoonA (SNSD), Taecyeon (2PM), Jo Kwon (2AM), Kim Hee-chul (Super Junior), Jang Dong-min
X-man (Hangul: X맨) was a popular South Korean game show which ran from November 8, 2003 to 2016 (also the second season to April 8, 2007, not popular one) on SBS. Its popularity peaked from 2004 to 2006. It was hosted by Yoo Jae-suk, Kang Ho-dong, Kim Je-dong, with Kim being successively replaced by Gong Hyung-jin, Park Kyung-lim, and Lee Hyuk-jae; only the first two were on the program since its inception.
Each season was divided into two episodes, airing in consecutive weeks. The first season was divided into six episodes, with three chances to find the X-man. The second and third season was divided into four episodes, with two chances. As of the fourth season, challengers only had one chance (two episodes) to find the X-man. The various celebrities were divided into two teams, with one led by Kang Ho-dong (Kang Team) and the second by the other main MC. Yoo Jae-suk served as the show's mediator and main MC. At the start of each episode, one celebrity would be chosen by the producer to be the X-man, whose main mission was to disrupt teamwork in his or her team and purposely throw challenges while keeping his or her identity a secret. Winning teams of each mission would be awarded ₩1 million. Actual amounts were undisclosed after earlier seasons.
After all the missions, the guests then voted on who they think is the X-man. The celebrity participant who was chosen was then digitally "fingerprinted" to see if the others chose correctly. If the others chose correctly, any money earned by the teams was donated to charity, under the names of the various guests. If they failed to find the X-man, the X-man was considered to have succeeded and the money donated to charity was given under the X-man's name.
The program first aired on November 8, 2003 as a "Genuine Psychological Reasoning Variety", Real Situation: Finding X-man (실제상황 X맨을 찾아라), a corner program of Real Situation Saturday. On October 10, 2004, the program was moved to Good Sunday and simply known as X-man. On November 5, 2006, the program became the sole program airing in Good Sunday and was officially known as X-man Good Sunday airing until April 8, 2007.
Yoo Jae-suk: Main Host, Season 1 Yoo Team Team Leader
Kang Ho-dong: Kang Team Team Leader
Kim Je-dong (November 8, 2003 - November 28, 2004): Kim Team Team Leader, Season 1 Main Host
Gong Hyung-jin (December 5, 2004 - May 1, 2005): Gong Team Team Leader
Park Kyung-lim (May 8, 2005 - April 30, 2006): Park Team Team Leader
Lee Hyuk-jae (May 7, 2006 - April 8, 2007): Lee Team Team Leader