Japanese Variety Show “Lincoln” to End

September 9, 2013

A weekly staple for fans of the Japanese comedy team Downtown, and their friends is set to come to an end. The gang on Lincoln will be calling it quits.

The show started up in October of 2005 and will be finishing a successful run on Tuesday, September 10th.

Mimura from “Summers” posted a message to his twitter account. saying he was sad to check his schedule and no longer see Lincoln on there.

Lincoln will be replaced by a new Downtown led “educational” or “infotainment” type of show, the first Downtown has hosted. The show will be called (100Byo Hakase Academii). I haven’t seen an official English title for it yet, but let’s call it “100 Second PhD Academy”.

Downtown will host along with female announcer Erina Masuda, pictured below from her TBS bio.

erina masuda bio

Frankly though, I’m going to miss that little dose of Lincoln every week.