Everything About Super Junior’s Reality Show ‘Super TV’

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Let’s Get Acquainted With The Band Known as The Kings of K-Pop and K-Pop Legends

Super Junior, also known as SJ or SUJU, is a South Korean boy band formed on November 6th, 2005, by producer Lee Soo-man of SM Entertainment. The group comprised a total of thirteen members at its peak. Super Junior originally debuted with twelve members, consisting of leader Leeteuk, Heechul, Hangeng, Yesung, Kangin, Shindong, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, Siwon, Donghae, Ryeowook, and Kibum. Kyuhyun joined the group later, in 2006.

They made their debut with the title ‘Emergency Gate of Asia’. The extraordinary record of more than 1000 fans on their first debut stage is still unbroken. Debuted on November 6, 2005. Since they debuted for a long time, they became an elder among active idols. Among the 2nd generation male idols who are active, the company maintains top seed not only in Korea but also in overseas fandoms, and maintains popularity in Korea, China, and Southeast Asia.

In 2012, they recorded an unusual record sales ( regular sales of 335,744 sheets per month based on heating-480,622 sales per year-half million million in 2014-509,224 in 2014) with his sixth album, Sexy, Free & Single. In particular, the popularity in Europe, China, and Southeast Asia is great. Overseas fans like K-POP ‘s culture itself rather than just Korean singers. In particular, the world tour brand SUPER SHOW has the largest and widest tour among K-POP singers.

Super Junior Starred the Reality Show ‘SJ Returns’ Before Their Comeback

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Super Junior will star in a reality show program ahead of their comeback in November.

On Friday, September 29th, Super Junior opened an official channel on V Live for their reality show program titled SJ Returns – Super Junior Real Comeback Story.

In addition to launching the official V Live channel, Super Junior also revealed a video teaser featuring its members, ranging from Leeteuk, Kim Heechul, Yesung, Shindong, Donghae, Eunhyuk, to Choi Si-won.

In this reality show, fans will be able to see how the preparation process for Super Junior’s new album began 120 days before the comeback.

Super TV, Reality Show from Super Junior

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Super TV is a Korean variety show by Super Junior. It is a national program of the entertainment channel XtvN under CJ E&M. Super Junior’s 8th album, ‘PLAY’, is a super celebrity show that has been very popular and organized. The format of all entertainment programs such as quiz show, a talk show, a game show, an eating show, reality, documentary, sports, film, and comedy is twisted and recreated in Super Junior’s own way.

At the first broadcast, SUJU’s entertainment rules were set. Difficult also shot.

1. Don’t be late
2. Promote on social media before starting the main office
3. No spoiling
4. Prohibition of business
5. If you break the rules of prohibition of personal appointment on the shooting day , turn the roulette to penalize you. The penalties include hitting the hips, hitting the cheeks, holding a warm hug, and shooting a meal with a personal card. The rules must be followed by the staff as well as Super Junior without exception.

Super TV Details

Genre Variety Show
Written By Lee Ye-ji
Directed By Chun Myung-hyun
Creative director(s) Lee Ye-ji
Starring Super Junior
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
Executive producer(s)
  • Lee Hun-hee
  • Kim Dong-jun
Producer(s) Park Ju-mi
Production location(s) South Korea
Production company(s) S.M. Culture & Contents
Distributor XtvN, tvN, tvN Asia, Mnet Japan
Original network XtvN, tvN, tvN Asia, Mnet Japan
Airing Date January 26th, 2018 – August 23rd, 2018

The Show’s Concept

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Season 1: Super Junior Crazy Idol Variety

In Season 1, various entertainment programs were re-created by twisting the format of Super Junior. There are also episodes where guests have appeared, while others have been run only by Super Junior. Super Junior members are the main performers, as they are exclusive to Super Junior. In season 1, guests sometimes appeared, but in season 2, guests were fixed. Season 1 Cast members Leeteuk , Heechul , Yesung , Shindong , Eunhyuk , Donghae.

Season 2: King’s Game

In Season 2, they put on the subtitle (Game of Thrones). Idol Representative Performing Arts Super Junior confronts other idol groups to protect the entertainment throne. After winning a total of three rounds of games, the winner will be selected, and if Super Junior wins five consecutive games, they will spend a luxurious luxury trip.

The first round is King Liar, which determines whether the skills and features of the opposing team’s profile are real. When Super TV, which was 12 times a season, became impossible in the second half, it was decided to limit domestic travel instead of 3 consecutive wins, and finally went on a luxury trip to Jeju Island together with Ryeowook , who had 3 consecutive wins in 10 times. From Season 2 Siwon come to join, and Episode 11 After the military service, Ryeowook will join this wpisode. Kyu-hyun, who is currently in the military service , and Kang-in and Sung-min , who are not working together, did not appear.

The second segment consists of a maximum of two games that Super Junior has chosen to challenge the guests:

  • Rokkuko King – Questions are being read backward by each team and the opposing team will have to answer them correctly.
  • Food Show King – The game played in this segment is related to eating.
  • Inference King – One team will be given a title of movie or song and they need to say one syllable each at the same time. The opposing team will have to answer the title correctly.
  • Chair King – The teams battle through chair-curling.
  • Acting King – The game played in this segment is related to acting.
  • Relay King – A battle of cohesiveness.
  • Mission King – A game to clear away all their mission cards.
  • Escape King – A game where each team must find clues and solve several difficult puzzles to escape.
  • Speed King – A battle of agility.
  • Description King 
  • Dance King 
  • Flexibility King 
  • Ladder King 

The Show’s Guests

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Ep. # Air Date Guest Challenges Remark(s)
1 June 7th, 2018 AOA 6 vs 6

  • Liar King: The members compete with AOA according to the latter’s talents each of them claims to possess to prove whether they lied or not.
  • Rokkuko King: Questions are being read backward by each team and the opposing team will have to answer them correctly.
  • Food Show King: Escape The Restaurant (Super Junior’s special game)
  • Eunhyuk was absent as he was filming in Switzerland
2 June 14th, 2018 Lovelyz 6 vs 8

  • Liar King: The members compete with Lovelyz according to the latter’s talents each of them claims to possess to prove whether they lied or not.
  • Inference King: One team will be given a title of movie or song and they need to say one syllable each at the same time and the opposing team will have to answer the title correctly.
  • Chair King: Chair Curling (Super Junior’s special game)
  • Eunhyuk was absent as he was filming in Switzerland
3 June 21st, 2018 Shinee 7 vs 3

  • Liar King: The members compete with Shinee according to the latter’s talents each of them claims to possess to prove whether they lied or not.
  • Rokkuko King: Questions are being read backward by each team and the opposing team will have to answer them correctly. As Shinee has fewer members, two of the  Super Junior members were transferred to Shinee team.
  • Shinee’s member Taemin was absent due to other schedules
4 June 28th, 2018 Oh My Girl 7 vs 7

  • Liar King: The members compete with Oh My Girl according to the latter’s talents each of them claims to possess to prove whether they lied or not.
  • Food Show King: Finish The Lunchbox – This game is designed under a class situation where the members and Oh My Girl need to finish their lunchboxes and drinks during class without getting caught by the teacher; whichever team finishes first wins.
  • Inference King: One team will be given a title of movie or song and they need to say one syllable each at the same time and the opposing team will have to answer the title correctly.
  • Comedian Park Sung-kwang made a special appearance as the teacher
5 July 5th, 2018 Weki Meki 7 vs 8

  • Liar King: The members compete with Weki Meki according to the latter’s talents each of them claims to possess to prove whether they lied or not.
  • Rokkuko King: Questions are being read backward by each team and the opposing team will have to answer them correctly.
6 July 12th, 2018 (G)I-DLE 7 vs 6

  • Liar King: The members compete against (G)I-DLE according to the latter’s talents each of them claims to possess to prove whether they lied or not.
  • Acting King: This challenge consists of two parts. The first part is “Who’s Not Saying,” whereby one team will each say the same word at the same time and the opposing team will have to guess who did not say the word. The second part is “Who’s Not Listening,” whereby one team will each listen to music with earphones on at the same time and the opposing team will have to guess who did not play a song.
  • Relay King: Cohesiveness Battle – One team will form a line side by side and have to use only their feet to move slippers or heels from one basket to another basket that is placed on the other side of the line in 3 minutes. The team with more slippers or heels moved wins.
7 July 19th, 2018 KARD 7 vs 4

  • Liar King: The members compete against KARD according to the latter’s talents each of them claims to possess to prove whether they lied or not.
  • Mission King: Each team starts with 3 mission cards in their hands, and for each turn, one team will throw in one of their mission cards and has to complete the mission based on it. If they succeed in the mission, that card will be cleared away. If they failed the mission they will have to draw a new mission card. However, the opposing team can then choose to challenge the same failed mission and if they managed to succeed, the other team will have to draw a new mission card. The first team to clear away all their mission cards wins.
8 July 26th, 2018 YDPP 6 vs 4

  • Liar King: The members compete against YDPP according to the latter’s talents each of them claims to possess to prove whether they lied or not.
  • Escape King: Car Escape – Similar to the game of Rush Hour, each team has to get the yellow ride-on car out of the specified exit by moving the ride-on cars around within 60 seconds. Hitting the walls or the other ride-on cars, or exceeding the time limit results in a turnover and the other team can attempt at the same puzzle. The team with more puzzles solved wins.
  • Heechul was absent due to other schedules 
  • YDPP is a four-member project boy group which consists of MXM, Jeong Se-woon, and Lee Kwang-hyun
  • The rule of 5 consecutive wins has been adjusted to 3 for a vacation within the country
9 August 2nd, 2018 Momoland 7 vs 8

  • Liar King: The members compete against Momoland according to the latter’s talents each of them claims to possess to prove whether they lied or not.
  • Speed King: Erase Your Name – Each team consists of the erasers and the writers. The writers have to write their opposite team members’ names on the whiteboard and if a name stays for 3 seconds, the person with the name is eliminated from the game. The erasers’ role is to protect their members’ names by erasing them before the 3 seconds elapse.
  • Momoland member Nayun was absent as she is currently on hiatus
10 August 9th, 2018 Red Velvet 7 vs 5

  • Liar King: The members compete against Red Velvet according to the latter’s talents each of them claims to possess to prove whether they lied or not.
  • Mission King: Each team starts with 3 mission cards in their hands, and for each turn, one team will throw in one of their mission cards and has to complete the mission based on it. If they succeed in the mission, that card will be cleared away. If they failed the mission they will have to draw a new mission card. However, the opposing team can then choose to challenge the same failed mission and if they managed to succeed, the other team will have to draw a new mission card. The first team to clear away all their mission cards wins.

Super TV’s Cast

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Season 1

Season 1 of Super TV stars 6 Super Junior members, Leeteuk, Heechul, Yesung, Shindong, Eunhyuk, and Donghae.

Season 2

Whereas Super TV Season 2 still stars 6 members, but also adds 2 members, Siwon and Ryeowook, who has just completed his mandatory military duties.