Posts Tagged ‘cable programs’

Drama Casting & News
City of the Sun’s super-short, mysterious teasers
by | January 13, 2015 | 12 Comments
Cable drama City of the Sun, based on a highly successful Japanese drama (and source novel, titled Tetsu no Hone/Bones of Steel), has released a whole slew of teaser videos, although they’re so short that they add up to scarcely a minute in total. But better than nothing, right? Despite being produced for one of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Answer Me series to go back to 1988 this summer?
by | January 12, 2015 | 136 Comments
The third series from the creators of tvN’s hit throwback dramas Answer Me 1997 and Answer Me 1994 has pretty much been in the works since the the end of 2013 (when Answer Me 1994 wrapped). Pre-production stalled for a considerable length of time this past year, but now with Misaeng in the rearview mirror,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Campus drama Persevere Gu Hae-ra opens with big musical number
by | January 3, 2015 | 33 Comments
This drama has flown under my radar for the most part, but I remember that Monstar did too and it ended up being such a sweet, earnest musical drama that told little stories in big-hearted ways. Cable network Mnet is hoping to repeat that success with its second original drama outing, Persevere Gu Hae-ra, which... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Na PD ships out cast for Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village
by | January 2, 2015 | 57 Comments
The Three Meals a Day spinoff seems to have just settled on Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village as its title, and you can’t argue with that since it’s literally that: Na PD taking three actors, plonking them down in a far-off fishing village, and making them work for their three square meals a day.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Kang-woo and Park Hee-soon up for OCN’s next crime thriller
by | December 31, 2014 | 20 Comments
The good news is that Kim Kang-woo (Golden Cross) is already scoping out his next drama project, and it’s likely going to be cable network OCN’s newest thriller opposite Park Hee-soon (All About My Romance). Naturally it’s another gritty crime procedural — it is OCN after all — called Special Missing Persons Task Force M... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Joon leads cable drama City of the Sun
by | December 27, 2014 | 40 Comments
Cable station MBC Dramanet is gearing up to air a new 20-episode drama come the new year, titled City of the Sun, and already has managed to sell to both Japan and China. Perhaps we can attribute that to its source material, since the project is based on a novel by Japanese author Ikeido Jun... More »


Drama Casting & News
Fire destroys Maids set, kills one staffer
by | December 14, 2014 | 58 Comments
This is horrible news: Only one episode into its run, JTBC’s new fusion sageuk drama Maids suffered a terrible accident yesterday when a fire broke out on the set and killed one staff member. The source of the fire is undetermined at the moment, but what is known is that it occurred at the drama’s... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jung Kyung-ho and Kim So-yeon headline new JTBC melodrama
by | December 11, 2014 | 49 Comments
javabeans: Jung Kyung-ho and Kim So-yeon are heading a new JTBC drama about a man who gets a heart transplant and finds that his heart has “cellular memory syndrome” that recalls feelings of love. Does this sound familiar to you at all? girlfriday: Wait, didn’t his girlfriend Sooyoung just do that drama? javabeans: Maybe she... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jin Ji-hee leads a crew of high school sleuths in new JTBC drama
by | December 10, 2014 | 24 Comments
Cable network JTBC is gearing up to launch a new Tuesday night drama timeslot next week with the youthful Nancy-Drew-esque teen crime series Seonam Girls’ High Investigation Unit. The title is a mouthful, but it’s the name of the novel that the drama is adapting, about five high school students who get together to solve... More »


Drama Casting & News
Misaeng spawns parody drama on tvN
by | December 10, 2014 | 52 Comments
javabeans: I can’t believe this is a real thing. I know tvN really really (like, REALLY) loves Misaeng (read: loves the fame and $$$ brought in by Misaeng) and wants to do anything it can to extend its lifespan, but is a parody series really necessary? girlfriday: Basically Misaeng is their only cash cow all... More »


Drama Casting & News
Let’s Eat 2 heads to Mondays and Tuesdays this spring
by | December 9, 2014 | 68 Comments
Yay, some good news from tvN — Let’s Eat has secured a timeslot for its second season, and the show will move from its once-a-week slot on Thursdays, to Mondays and Tuesdays this coming spring. I have to say, the move to Monday-Tuesday makes me considerably happier about the second season. I really dislike the... More »