Posts Tagged ‘cable programs’

Drama Casting & News
Namgoong Min, Yoo Inna, Jin Yi-han for tvN’s next romance
by | July 8, 2014 | 47 Comments
Hello, beautiful threesome. Offers are out to Namgoong Min (I Need Romance 3), Yoo Inna (You From Another Star), and Jin Yi-han (A New Leaf) to headline tvN’s next Monday-Tuesday drama, a romance with a mystery twist called My Secret Hotel. It’s intentionally a weird genre mashup of murder and romance, and the project was... More »


Drama Casting & News
Bae Soo-bin accepts Greatest Marriage role
by | July 5, 2014 | 26 Comments
After playing a string of villains and seriously corrupt individuals, Bae Soo-bin is returning to the small screen and taking on a good guy in TV Chosun’s fall show, Greatest Marriage. His character is a talented and driven anchorman who commands respect, and he is described as a level-headed and rational man. Finally — a... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Idols bunk together in boardinghouse sitcom
by | July 2, 2014 | 22 Comments
Everything old is new again: MBC Every1 (a cable channel) is looking to revive the success of 1990s hit sitcom Three Men, Three Women (itself borrowed from the American Friends, sort of), which was a popular sitcom that notably starred a young Song Seung-heon back before he was a superstar. That show was centered around... More »


Drama Casting & News
Who wants a second helping of Let’s Eat?
by | June 6, 2014 | 74 Comments
Cable network tvN does, apparently. Producers of last year’s successful foodgasmic romantic comedy series Let’s Eat are reportedly working on a second season for early next year. It’s good news, though my excitement level will be considerably higher or lower depending largely on a factor that remains undecided: whether or not the original cast will... More »


Drama Casting & News
Answer Me’s team reunites for new drama
by | June 5, 2014 | 53 Comments
The wonder team that created tvN’s pop-culture sensation Answer Me 1997 and its follow-up Answer Me 1994 is reuniting to produce a new drama, so naturally the big question is: Will we be getting another Answer Me? That is to say, more youthful fervor seen through a nostalgic lens with insight and heart and lots... More »


Drama Casting & News
Chun Jung-myung’s OCN thriller gets summer premiere
by | May 30, 2014 | 16 Comments
This drama changes its name every other day so there’s no telling what it’ll be called by the time it airs, but for now OCN’s next crime thriller formerly known as Crying Game (for all of two minutes), and also Ten Days Ago, is called Reset, and it’s moving up its timetable for a summer... More »


Drama Casting & News
Chun Jung-myung and Kim So-hyun pair up for OCN thriller
by | May 23, 2014 | 32 Comments
I know what you’re thinking: He could be her father! Technically, I don’t know whether he’s going to play her love interest, her dad, a killer, or a cop, but in any case Chun Jung-myung (Queen of the Night) and Kim So-hyun (Suspicious Housekeeper) are in talks to play the leads in cable network OCN’s... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Young-kwang, Oh Jung-se courted for new tvN drama
by | May 15, 2014 | 44 Comments
Cable network tvN is lining up a new late-summer drama for its Friday-Saturday slot, and the offer is out to Kim Young-kwang (Good Doctor) to headline. The drama is called Plus Nine Boys, a loose translation for “boys whose ages end in nine.” To wit: ages 9, 19, 29, and 39, or every decade plus... More »


Drama Casting & News
Pickpockets make the best neighbors in new JTBC drama Yoo-na’s Street
by | May 12, 2014 | 31 Comments
With JTBC’s current Monday-Tuesday drama Secret Love Affair coming to a close this week, it’s already time to usher in the next series — the quirky crime family comedy (at least I think that’s the genre anyway) called Yoo-na’s Street. It stars Kim Ok-bin (Sword and Flower) as a legendary pickpocket and member of a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Nine, Queen Inhyun’s Man team returns with Three Musketeers
by | May 5, 2014 | 63 Comments
Good news: the PD-writer team behind Nine and Queen Inhyun’s Man is returning with a new drama for cable network tvN. This time they’re setting their sights on a three-season epic, based (very, very loosely) on the Dumas novel The Three Musketeers. Only it’s set in Joseon. I said loosely, didn’t I? In Korean, Three... More »


Drama Casting & News
TV Chosun’s period drama Into the Fire prepares for (delayed) premiere
by | April 17, 2014 | 25 Comments
Choi Su-jong’s new historical drama, Into the Fire (or Into the Flames), was to start this Friday, but the premiere has been pushed back due to coverage of the ferry tragedy and out of respect for the families of the missing. It’s a bit of a wonder that TV Chosun, the cable channel on which... More »