Korean Drama Casting & News

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Drama Casting & News
Moorim School cuts down episode count to 16
by | January 26, 2016 | 106 Comments
It’s only in its third week, but KBS seems ready to give up on its fantasy youth drama Moorim School, and is giving the show an episode cutdown from 20 down to 16. (Some outlets hedge that the broadcaster is in talks, but the majority report this as a done deal. Fans will probably want... More »

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Jang Geun-seok, Im Ji-yeon, Yeo Jin-gu for Joseon gambling drama
by | January 25, 2016 | 73 Comments
A gambling drama set in Joseon? Well it’s not the same old, same old, I’ll give it that. SBS has a new series in the works called Jackpot (Daebak), a fusion sageuk described as a “Joseon All In” about a card shark prince who dreams of revenge and risks everything to go up against the... More »

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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Jan. 18-24, 2016
by | January 24, 2016 | 118 Comments
It’s cable’s week again, at least as far as premieres are concerned. Three new shows premiered on all three major cable networks this week, to mixed results—as far as numbers are concerned, anyway. But isn’t that how it always goes?... More »

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News bites: January 23, 2016
by | January 23, 2016 | 52 Comments
Yoon Shi-yoon Hooray! Yoon Shi-yoon (Prime Minister and I) will be released from military service (in the Marine Corps, no less) on January 27. His contract with his current agency, Taxi Entertainment, is expiring and the press is anticipating that he’ll branch off on his own. While I might side-eye others starting up their own agency,... More »

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Oh Ji-ho, Park Ha-sun up to headline My Little Baby
by | January 22, 2016 | 21 Comments
With Kang Ji-hwan recently signing on to MBC melodrama Monster, the other MBC drama he had been considering, My Little Baby, has had to look elsewhere for its hero. Now it has confirmed securing Oh Ji-ho (Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong, Maids) for the lead, while Park Ha-sun (Temptation) is currently being mentioned as a potential co-star.... More »

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Cast lineup confirmed for youth romance Cinderella and the Four Knights
by | January 22, 2016 | 59 Comments
Jung Il-woo, Park So-dam, Ahn Jae-hyun Sohn Na-eun, Lee Jung-shin, Choi Min With a few more additions, the main cast members have been secured for the new teen romance drama Cinderella and the Four Knights, the series formerly called You’re the First that was courting Jung Il-woo (Records of a Night Watchman), Ahn Jae-hyun (Blood),... More »

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MBC melo Monster secures Kang Ji-hwan to headline
by | January 21, 2016 | 76 Comments
Ah, this casting makes more sense: Kang Ji-hwan (Big Man) is now confirmed as the leading man in MBC’s upcoming 50-episode melodrama Monster (formerly titled Tyrant), while relative newcomer Seo Kang-joon (Cheese in the Trap) is no longer in consideration for the show. It seemed so strange to have a young rookie like Seo being... More »

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Lee Min-ho courted by City Hunter PD, You From Another Star writer
by | January 21, 2016 | 213 Comments
Aaaaaaah! I don’t want to count chickens before they’ve hatched because I’m sure Lee Min-ho (Heirs) gets offers to come back to dramaland five times a day, but he’s currently entertaining an offer to headline writer Park Ji-eun’s next drama. He’s not likely to turn down a reunion with his beloved City Hunter PD Jin... More »

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Escape from the afterlife train in Come Back Ajusshi’s first teaser
by | January 20, 2016 | 46 Comments
Here’s our first peek at SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Come Back Ajusshi (formerly called Goodbye My Beloved), the “human fantasy comedy” about two ajusshis who get the chance to come back from the dead and tend to some unfinished business by possessing the bodies of Rain (She’s So Lovable) and Oh Yeon-seo (Shine or Go... More »

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Lee Ki-kwang, Lee Yeol-eum to play leads’ teen years in MBC’s Monster
by | January 20, 2016 | 54 Comments
Wait, what? You’re going to cast Lee Ki-kwang, born in 1990, as the teenage version of Seo Kang-joon, born in 1993? I’m no math expert, but that seems wrong. MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Monster still hasn’t confirmed its leads — offers are out to Hwang Jung-eum (She Was Pretty) and Seo Kang-joon (Cheese in the... More »

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