The miracle didn't quite happen as SBS made the much dreaded announcement that Park Ye Jin and Lee Chun Hee will indeed be leaving Family Outing. Replacing them will be Park Shi Yeon and Park Hae Jin, with discussions for their participation at the latter stages. SBS expressed, "Park Hae Jin and Park Shi Yeon are No.1 on our list, but it's not confirmed as yet." Just a matter of time, I guess. Park Hae Jin will be joining the filming of Family Outing in mid-June after concluding his Famous Princesses drama promotions in China. Park Shi Yeon will do likewise after finishing her drama filming of Story of a Man/The Slingshot in early June.
Park Ye Jin and Lee Chun Hee 1 year contract with SBS for Family Outing will be ending soon and they chose not to renew it so that they could focus 100% on their acting careers. Their popularity had soared tremendously over the past year thanks to their weekly Family Outing appearances and have led to their schedules being jam-packed with lots of work. They had no choice but to give up on Family Outing in the end and will be filming their farewell episode on 1st - 2nd June next week (showing on 21st, 28th June). SBS said, "The other family members can't bear to see them go either but they will continue to support them in whatever they do in future."
On the other hand, MBC and SBS have announced that all variety programs which have been stopped for a week might resume on 30th May after ex-president Roh Moo Hyun's state funeral on 29th May. Short of confirming the schedule, both tv stations have said that they will react accordingly to the situation but it's highly likely that everything will be back to normal. KBS declined to reveal their plans at the moment.