South Korean cable network tvN has announced that the second season of its hit medical drama Hospital Playlist will take a break from airing at the beginning of next month.
On August 17, a representative from tvN confirmed to Newsen that the drama’s upcoming September 2 episode will air the following week on September 9. This is “due to the coverage of the Asia preliminaries for the 2022 Qatar World Cup”, the rep said, per Soompi.
The upcoming Qatar World Cup is scheduled for November and December of 2022. South Korea is set to play against Iraq in the Asia preliminaries on September 2, resulting in the one-week delay for Hospital Playlist 2.
Hospital Playlist 2 will air as usual until episode 10 on August 26, before skipping a week and returning with episode 11 on September 9. This is the second time the series has taken a break this season.
A previous episode of the drama, originally set to air on July 29, was delayed by a week, with a special episode airing in its place. This was due to issues with filming after the recent upsurge in COVID-19 cases in South Korea, as well as to complete work on the show’s script.
In other related news, Hospital Playlist cast member Jeon Mi-do was recently casted in JTBC’s upcoming 2022 drama Thirty, Nine. Jeon, who plays neurosurgeon Chae Song-hwa in both seasons of Hospital Playlist, will star alongside Son Ye-jin (Crash Landing On You) in the upcoming series. Thirty, Nine is said to follow the lives and friendship of a trio of longtime high school friends.