You From Another Star gets extended
This probably doesn’t come as a huge shock, since SBS has a massive hit on their hands with the intergalactic space-cadet-loves-alien romantic comedy You From Another Star. After waffling on a possible extension and initially leaning towards a special to round out their uneven episode count, the production has now agreed to a one-episode extension. That brings the total count to 21 episodes, ending on February 27. More Kim Soo-hyun and Jeon Ji-hyun sizzling up my screen can’t possibly be a bad thing, right?
I’m sure nobody’s forgotten Dark Thursday, aka the day that Star was pre-empted for the Lunar New Year holiday. Besides causing much wailing and gnashing of teeth, it also left the show ending on a Wednesday with an uneven airing schedule, and so SBS asked for an additional episode. At the time the producers were quite adamant about not being able to make it work on the tight schedule, and so it looked more likely that they’d go with a special. But after Thursday’s Episode 17 clocked in an impressive 27.0%, the conversation must’ve changed because now they’ve agreed to the extra episode.
…BUT… It’s entirely possible that next Thursday’s broadcast will also be pre-empted, this time for the Olympics (if the women’s curling team advances), which would just put them back to square one and off by an episode again. I guess we’ll cross that bridge when we get there? I can’t imagine they’d do a two-episode extension when one was so hard for them, besides which, I’m wary enough as it is that the extra episode will just be a flashback medley. There’d better be so much fanservice that Do Min-joon has to spend a MONTH sick in bed afterwards. Just sayin’.
You From Another Star airs Wednesdays and Thursdays on SBS.
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