Secret Garden ends its 20-episode run this weekend, but it’ll have another week on the broadcast schedule, as it has announced a special to air the following week.
It’ll be a standard special, with a highlight reel, behind-the-scenes tidbits, and NG clips, and has a 70-minute running time. As the cast is still busily shooting the finale (eep), it’s not yet known which of the actors will be available to participate, but I suspect that if the main actors aren’t present there’ll be a fan uproar; Secret Garden isn’t Secret Garden without Hyun Bin. (I’d go so far as to say the drama would’ve tired a lot sooner without him.)
This appears to be a way to pad out the schedule with the Asia Cup taking place that weekend. The special broadcast is currently scheduled to air on Saturday, January 22, but should the Korean team win the group stage and advance to the quarterfinals, they’ll play that night and the Secret Garden broadcast will be pushed to Sunday.
The drama to follow, New Gisaeng Story, was originally scheduled to premiere on the 22nd. However, it is now scheduled to air its first two episodes on the 23rd, unless an Asia Cup win pushes that to the following week.
Via TV Report
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