Posts Tagged ‘cable programs’

Drama Casting & News
New drama from Heartless City writer courts Lee Shi-young, Kim Mu-yeol
by | March 27, 2015 | 31 Comments
It’s a cable lovechild, if you will: a director from tvN and a writer from JTBC have spawned a new drama for OCN. Writer Yoo Sung-yeol of the noir crime thriller Heartless City is penning a new drama called My Beautiful Bride over at crime thriller headquarters, otherwise known as cable network OCN. The PD... More »


Drama Casting & News
Investigative crime thriller Hidden Identity comes to tvN
by | March 17, 2015 | 22 Comments
Dark crime thriller Bad Guys was a pretty solid hit for cable station OCN, but its director, PD Kim Jung-min, is hopping over to tvN for his next project, a drama titled Hidden Identity. Casting’s already begun, with Park Sung-woong (Fatal Encounter, Commitment, She Is Wow, Gaksital, New World) named as one of the leads,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Strange superpowers fuel tvN comedy The Superman Age
by | March 13, 2015 | 38 Comments
A new drama is coming to tvN, and it’s being described as a “fantastic youth growth comedy,” which I can see from the title, The Superman Age, and its off-kilter premise. It’s hilarious, seriously. The comedy series is about a job-hunting twentysomething who suddenly acquires superpowers one day… because apparently in this world, an adult... More »


Drama Casting & News
Oh Jung-se headlines new Mnet drama about cohabitating couples
by | February 24, 2015 | 24 Comments
With successful musical dramas Monstar and Persevere, Gu Hae-ra under its belt, cable network Mnet is planning to turn out more original drama content in the coming year. The station’s first venture away from musical shows will be The Lover, a drama about various couples that are living together in different units of an apartment... More »


Drama Casting & News
Sequels pushed for TEN, Vampire Prosecutor, but look to spinoff series instead
by | January 28, 2015 | 41 Comments
So, good news and bad news about two of OCN’s highly anticipated sequels. In light of the movement on OCN’s upcoming thriller Special Missing Persons Task Force M (or just M), with casting proceeding with Kim Kang-woo, Park Hee-soon, and Jo Boa, the cable station has announced that Special Affairs Team TEN won’t get its... More »


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 | 139 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 | 35 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 | 59 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 »