Posts Tagged ‘drama production’

Drama Casting & News
SBS cuts drama programming, reshapes weekend lineup
by | December 17, 2014 | 39 Comments
SBS is cutting its weekend drama programming in half in the new year, taking its current Saturday-Sunday lineup of back-to-back dramas down to merely one drama hour each night. Wow, I’m surprised at the move, because I’ve just expected that weekends would forever be the day when the broadcasters do family dramas back to back.... More »


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Jaejoong eyes KBS Friday night drama Spy
by | November 24, 2014 | 48 Comments
There was a rumor that KBS was going to keep scheduling dramas in the primetime slot on Friday nights, which seems like an interesting gamble since its current teen drama High School Love On is struggling to build an audience on its erratic (and frequently preempted) once-a-week schedule. But mostly I blame tvN for turning... More »


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Surplus Princess cut down to 10 episodes
by | September 26, 2014 | 131 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 »


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SBS cuts Feel-Good Day, accelerates Modern Farmer
by | September 18, 2014 | 67 Comments
Aw, it’s sad news for those (admittedly few) of us who are watching the SBS weekend family drama Feel-Good Day; the drama is being cut down from its originally planned 50 episodes to 44 in total. The broadcaster claims that the cut is due to scheduling conflicts during the Asia Games, which are preempting many... More »


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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 »


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KBS full steam ahead with King’s Face, casts Jo Yoon-hee to star
by | August 26, 2014 | 28 Comments
Recent controversy doesn’t seem to have derailed KBS, accusations of plagiarism and lawsuits be damned. On August 25, producers of the 2013 movie The Face Reader filed for an injunction against KBS for their unauthorized drama remake The King’s Face, alleging that KBS met with them to make the drama, backed out of the deal,... More »


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Face Reader producers file injunction against KBS for King’s Face
by | August 25, 2014 | 19 Comments
It’s possible we won’t be seeing The King’s Face on KBS this fall, as originally planned. The drama adaptation of the 2013 film The Face Reader was scheduled to air in November and was courting Seo In-gook to headline. But on August 25, The Face Reader’s production company, Jupiter Film, filed for an injunction claiming... More »


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A New Leaf gets pruned to 16 episodes
by | June 13, 2014 | 54 Comments
Ouch, it’s never good news when a drama’s episode count gets cut. MBC has announced that it’ll be shortening the run for current Wednesday-Thursday drama A New Leaf from 18 episodes down to 16 total. The network cited its own preemptions as the cause, first for a World Cup send-off game, and then again the... More »


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KBS staffers commence large-scale union strike
by | May 29, 2014 | 65 Comments
There’s trouble brewing over at KBS, where a strike is underway in response to recent accusations that its president, Gil Hwan-young, interfered with the station’s reporting and influenced coverage that skewed favorably toward the government and President Park Geun-hye’s administration. Among the accusations are complaints of poor or biased coverage of last month’s Sewol ferry... More »


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SBS schedules Temptation to follow Doctor Stranger
by | May 19, 2014 | 48 Comments
Strangely, the summer SBS Monday-Tuesday slot is the only one that hasn’t been filled months in advance for some reason (though it could be argued they’re not late so much as the others were earlier than usual), but the network has announced the title that will follow Doctor Stranger this July. The new drama called... More »


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New drama Iron Man to follow Joseon Gunman on KBS this fall
by | May 17, 2014 | 41 Comments
We’re getting early reports on a new KBS show, working title Iron Man, which will air in September after Joseon Gunman ends. On the one hand, yay, fall previews! On the other, where does the time go? The series will be written by Kim Gyu-wan of Cinderella’s Sister. We know very little about the upcoming... More »