Hey! Say! JUMP to have new variety show in April
Johnny's Entertainment group Hey! Say! JUMP gets new variety show in the new year
by Lauren Pang
Date Published: 03/24/2011
Hey! Say! JUMP. Photo courtesy of Tokyohive.com. Original from Johnnys-net.jp
Starting in April, Johnny's 10-member idol group Hey! Say! JUMP will be getting a new variety show, titled Yan Yan JUMP. The program will air weekly on Saturday evenings at 6:30pm. The show is to feature the members of Hey! Say! JUMP as well as members of Johnny's Jr., the members of their agency who have not had a CD debut.
The show's name and theme hails from Yan Yan Utau Studio, a program from 21 years ago that featured Johnny's seniors such as Masahiko Kondo, Hikaru Genji and SMAP. Yan Yan JUMP will take the place of the group's current show, Shuumatsu YY Jumping, which features HSJ members Kota Yabu and Hikaru Yaotome as regular hosts. Though details as to which members will be featured each week have yet to be released, the show will combine elements of sports, games, and live entertainment.
In addition to getting a new weekly variety show, the members of Hey! Say! JUMP will also be acting as hosts of the bi-monthly program Shounen Club, which generally airs on the first two Fridays of each month. Yan Yan Jumping will air its first episode on April 16.