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Drama Casting & News
Ha Suk-jin, Yoon Seo-hee cast in tvN hybrid variety-reality-drama
by | May 13, 2016 | 20 Comments
Ha Suk-jin, Yoon So-hee When news was first released about tvN taking on a new program in the “variety drama” hybrid format, I wasn’t quite sure what it meant by that term. Now casting confirmations are in, and I’m still not clear about After the Show Ends and what makes it variety, though my interest... More »

Drama Casting & News
Variety drama After the Play Ends up for July premiere on tvN
by | April 29, 2016 | 12 Comments
Hm, I’m still not entirely sure I know what dramaland means by “variety drama”—and that’s after seeing some, even—but they keep giving them a try, and a new one is in the works at tvN called After the Play Ends (working title). Two actors, Baek Sung-hyun (Hwajung, Beloved Eun-dong) and Minhyuk of idol group BtoB... More »

Drama Casting & News
Let’s Eat spinoff Drinking Solo comes to tvN this fall
by | April 25, 2016 | 57 Comments
I’m actually unsure if this new series will have anything to do with the Let’s Eat franchise other than sharing a PD, but a drinking version of the food-obsessed series has been in the works for some time, and now tvN has given it a title and a timeslot on Mondays and Tuesdays this fall.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Webtoon adaptation Bring It On, Ghost heads to tvN
by | April 19, 2016 | 113 Comments
Oh this sounds fun. There’s a new drama in the works over at tvN called Bring It On, Ghost, and it’s a cohabitation comedy about a ghost and an exorcist. That’s certainly the oddest set of roommates I’ve heard of in a while. The drama is being adapted from the webtoon of the same name... More »

Drama Casting & News
Infinite’s L courted for cable drama Blue in My Heart
by | March 10, 2016 | 73 Comments
Infinite’s L (Kim Myung-soo) is up for the leading role in a new cable series called Blue in My Heart, a 10-episode drama that’s in talks to air on cable station MBC Dramanet. It’s a love story about the owner of a small travel company and a world-famous idol star, and surprisingly enough, L isn’t... More »

Drama Casting & News
Descended’s star writer Kim Eun-sook courted by tvN for fall series
by | March 7, 2016 | 123 Comments
Continuing in their quest to collect all of dramaland’s biggest-name talent, tvN is currently aiming to lure star writer Kim Eun-sook to their channel with talks of producing her next series. She’s currently enjoying success with her drama Descended From the Sun, which is logging 20%-plus ratings for KBS, and she’s got a long string... More »

Drama Casting & News
tvN schedules law drama Woman With a Suitcase for July
by | February 17, 2016 | 26 Comments
Cable station tvN is nailing down its scheduling quite a bit in advance, and has announced another show in its future weekend lineup, titled Woman With a Suitcase. Well, the title’s got my interest. Woman With a Suitcase follows a successful careerwoman who gets framed for a crime and works her way back up after... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon Shi-yoon eyes JTBC fantasy sageuk as comeback drama
by | February 16, 2016 | 31 Comments
Freshly discharged from military service, Yoon Shi-yoon is looking at new projects, and may be heading to JTBC for a fusion fantasy romance sageuk drama, which would be his first foray into sageuk waters. Yay! It sounds like an interesting project, too: The title roughly translates to Mirror of the Witch (Manyeo Bogam), but requires... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon Sang-hyun, Lee Yo-won up for quirky JTBC rom-com
by | January 18, 2016 | 27 Comments
JTBC has announced a new drama in the works, as well as two stars in contention to headline it, Yoon Sang-hyun (Gap-dong) and Lee Yo-won (Empire of Gold): The show is titled (something like) Hot Temper and Nam Jung-ki, but I have to warn you that I’m not a hundred percent on that because the... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Tuxes and thumbs-up for Youths Over Flowers in Iceland
by | December 29, 2015 | 40 Comments
Could this cast be any more adorable? The four actors starring in the latest installment of the Youths Over Flowers variety franchise are looking rather dapper at their press conference, held on December 29 at Seoul’s Imperial Palace Hotel, and appear to be having a blast together. I can’t wait to see it in action.... More »

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