Posts Tagged ‘cable programs’

Drama Casting & News
Surplus Princess cut down to 10 episodes
by | September 26, 2014 | 122 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 »


Drama Casting & News
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 »


Drama Casting & News
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 »


Drama Casting & News
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 »


Drama Casting & News
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 »


Drama Casting & News
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 »


Drama Casting & News
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 »


Drama Casting & News
Namgoong Min, Yoo Inna, Jin Yi-han for tvN’s next romance
by | July 8, 2014 | 48 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 | 23 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 »