New TV War Brewing in Johnny’s?


It has been rumored that Arashi and Kanjani8‘s variety program will come to an end since a new backer, in the name of Suzuki Osamu, have appeared for  Kis-my-Ft2 and KAT-TUN

As reported,

Kanjani8 is seen as Arashi’s successor while Arashi is more popular than SMAP now. These two groups seem to dominate  TV programs next year; however, some speculations have arisen that that won’t be the case.

Arashi and Kanjani8’s TV program haven’t been getting good ratings, although they enjoyed good ratings in the past, it has became dragging since there is nothing new with their program format. Meanwhile, Kisumai and KAT-TUN’s popularity is increasing. Their TV programs is getting rave reviews despite their midnight timeslot, especially with Kisumai’s show that is said to be viewer-friendly.

Big-shot TV writer Suzuki Osamu, who is known for writing, “Busu no Hitomi ni Koishiteru”, is said to give Kisumai and KAT-TUN a breakthrough. Suzuki has been writing for SMAP’s “SMAPxSMAP” and have also composed songs for their albums. Suzuki is said to be part of “Iijima’s faction” and Iijima managed SMAP and Kisumai careers. Since Suzuki is known for being a top-rated TV contractor, he promised two sets of TV shows to break next year. (according to people concerned in commercial broadcasting)

Will Arashi and Kanjani8 make a counterattack?


***this is a tabloid news***

I don’t know how KAT-TUN got involved with this since they are obviously in Julie’s side, not Iijima. Besides, its not fair to compare Arashi/Kanjani8 vs KAT-TUN/Kisumai TV shows since they are on different timeslots, timeslot is a huge factor in ratings game since Arashi shows are in Golden time compared to midnight airtime. Oh well, ratings aside, the fact that Arashi has 3 TV shows could only mean that producers couldn’t care less about numbers.


6 thoughts on “New TV War Brewing in Johnny’s?

  1. I just don’t see how Kanjani8 is seen as Arashi’s successor… I mean, I thought the next huge and up-and-coming one would be KAT-TUN given their long-lasting popularity so far since formation. Kanjani8 seems to be on a whole different level and genre, so it’s unlikely that they would succeed Arashi or even SMAP for that matter.

    No offence, but Kanjani8 rarely has that good song which would prove them that they are national idols…


    • I also don’t think that Kanjani8 is Arashi’s successor because they are already successful in their own way. When it comes to songs, there songs may not be the same as KT’s but their sales are really good.


  2. to be honest… I will be more than happy if its happen. Midnight arashi tv show its totally awesome. So I can hope for shukudai-kun comeback 😀


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