Posts Tagged ‘cable programs’

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No awards ceremony for tvN this year
by | October 16, 2014 | 64 Comments
Remember when cable station tvN announced it was launching its own awards ceremony? Never mind; they’ve nixed the idea after all. This doesn’t mean the station will never host their own awards show, but perhaps they jumped the gun in planning. Announced only in August and described as being in the very early stages, the... More »


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FT Island’s Choi Jong-hoon heads JTBC youth drama
by | October 12, 2014 | 44 Comments
There’s a new youth-oriented drama in the works, titled Heroes and starring an idol from FT Island, Choi Jong-hoon. Wait, don’t click out yet just because of the word “idol”! The show is being produced for a run on JTBC—it’s a little out of the wheelhouse for them, since I would say their target age... More »


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Dr. Frost makes the jump from animation to live action
by | October 9, 2014 | 37 Comments
Well, well, doesn’t Song Chang-eui quite rock the platinum blond look. His upcoming OCN drama Dr. Frost has released a teaser, which gives us a brief (fleeting, really) glimpse of him playing the lead character in the webtoon adaptation about a genius psychologist and professor, the titular Dr. Frost. The drama is procedural that mixes... More »


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Choi Kang-hee, Lee Dong-gun as possible love interests for tvN romance
by | October 8, 2014 | 47 Comments
Casting has begun on Heart to Heart, the new drama from Coffee Prince director Lee Yoon-jung, who recently made the jump from broadcast television to CJ E&M; she resigned from MBC in May, and this’ll be her first project for tvN. The two actors currently in consideration for the leads are Choi Kang-hee (Level 7... More »


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Surplus Princess cut down to 10 episodes
by | September 26, 2014 | 129 Comments
Sad news for fans of Surplus Princess: The silly tvN comedy about a mermaid who joins the human realm to find love has just gotten a cut-down in episode count. Planned for 14 episodes originally, it’ll now end with 10 instead, wrapping up its run early next month. That’s a pretty sudden decision, especially since... More »


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Oh Ji-ho heads back to the Joseon era in late fall
by | September 23, 2014 | 17 Comments
He of the magnificent dimples is returning to dramaland for the first time since tying the knot back in April (excuse me for a moment while I mourn his bachelorhood). A JTBC source has confirmed that Oh Ji-ho (Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong, God of the Workplace) will play the lead in the cable channel’s upcoming “modern... More »


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MBN rejoins dramaland with Tears of Heaven
by | September 3, 2014 | 14 Comments
Cable station MBN is getting back in the drama game, two years since it gave them up, and has announced a new series titled Tears of Heaven. It sounds like an emotion-filled, relationship-driven drama that’s all about a strained mother-daughter relationship which leads to lots of conflict and eventually understanding. The drama has revealed its... More »


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Song Chang-eui to become OCN’s newest crime-solving genius
by | September 1, 2014 | 28 Comments
Cable network OCN, home of the tortured prosecutors and the quirky forensic geeeeeniuses of dramaland, has now courted Song Chang-eui (Thrice Married Woman, The Great Seer) to join its ranks. He’s signed on to headline the network’s newest procedural drama called Dr. Frost, about an experimental psychologist who joins a team that — what else... More »


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PD Lee Yoon-jung returns with romantic comedy for tvN
by | August 27, 2014 | 42 Comments
There’s been a mass exodus of drama talent to cable networks in the last few years and especially in the last few months, and among those who made the big headlines was PD Lee Yoon-jung, of Coffee Prince, Triple, and Taereung National Village. She ended her contract with MBC in May and made the move... More »


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tvN launches its own award ceremony
by | August 13, 2014 | 86 Comments
The Big Three broadcasters have one more reason to be wary of tvN, which is nipping at their heels as a rival — and doing a frankly bang-up job of becoming a worthy competitor despite its smaller, newer rookie status as a cable programmer. Now tvN has announced that it’ll be launching its own awards... More »


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Uhm Tae-woong courted for new tvN romance
by | July 30, 2014 | 55 Comments
Here’s a fall drama to look out for: writer Kim Do-woo of My Name Is Kim Sam-soon (also What’s Up, Fox? and Me Too, Flower!) is teaming up with PD Han Ji-seung of Alone in Love for a new romance drama on tvN. It’s called Valid Love, where “valid” is a homonym for the heroine’s... More »