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Drama Casting & News
Surplus Princess cut down to 10 episodes
by | September 26, 2014 | 132 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
Wonderful Season breaks records in its debut
by | February 25, 2014 | 60 Comments
It seems drama viewers were craving a winter pick-me-up: New drama Wonderful Season smashed records this weekend by breaking the 30% mark by its second episode. Whoa. It handily beat the previous record, set by the recently concluded King’s Family, which had earned a respectable 23.8% in viewership by its second showing. Tags: drama ratings,... More »

Drama Casting & News
When dramas go crazy: Aurora Princess, a case study
by | December 15, 2013 | 183 Comments
We’ve been following the ever-evolving story of Aurora Princess with raised eyebrows for months, as it has become a fixture in the headlines for its parade of shenanigans. And while it’s not the type of drama we’d typically be devoting a lot of attention to, it’s worth looking at if only as the cautionary tale... More »

Drama Casting & News
Goddess of Fire resumes filming, hopes to recover ratings
by | September 25, 2013 | 40 Comments
Production is getting back on track for MBC’s Goddess of Fire Jung-yi, which had halted filming for several days when lead actress Moon Geun-young was injured on set on the 18th and subsequently missed its airdates this week. In place of new episodes, the show aired special broadcasts on the 23rd and 24th. The crew... More »

Drama Casting & News
Crazy Love is a hit for tvN, expands broadcast format
by | July 15, 2013 | 53 Comments
In addition to carving out a niche for itself with light, breezy rom-coms, cable station tvN has had pretty successful runs in their daily drama lineups. They’re still new to the daily programming game, but they’re off to a great start: Yellow Boots aired in 2012 and broke/set cable ratings records for daily numbers (with... More »

Drama Casting & News
End of the World halved due to poor ratings
by | April 15, 2013 | 81 Comments
Bad news for The End of the World, the cable medical plague drama that has picked up a mania following (i.e., a cult hit), though it hasn’t been able to carve out a space for itself in the ratings game. As a result, it’s getting cut early to nearly half its original length. The show... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: April 8, 2013
by | April 8, 2013 | 78 Comments
Aw, it’s the School 2013 almost-kinda-not-really couple (pictured at top) in the headlines again, although they’re not working together. Lee Jong-seok recently posted a photo (via Twitter-esque site me2day) from the star-studded movie he’s working on (seriously star-studded — we’re talkin’ Song Kang-ho, Lee Jung-jae, Jo Jung-seok, and Kim Hye-soo), The Face Reader. It’s a... More »

Drama Casting & News
That Winter premieres this week with double-header
by | February 12, 2013 | 108 Comments
The ratings race is off and running, and the shows haven’t even started yet! (Well, two of the three.) The Wednesday-Thursday timeslot is about to get interesting with two new shows premiering this week, and the third one still relatively new. Level 7 Civil Servant gave MBC a nice lead since premiering last month, and... More »

Drama Casting & News
News bites: February 4, 2013
by | February 4, 2013 | 58 Comments
(Hong Soo-hyun, Lee Mi-sook, Lee Yeon-hee) First off, the casting announcements and confirmations: This news was previously announced, so it’s more of a signing-on-the-dotted-line issue: Hong Soo-hyun (History of the Salaryman, The Princess’s Man) is officially part of the cast for Jang Ok-jung, Live For Love, the SBS sageuk reimagining of the infamous concubine starring... More »

Drama Casting & News
Weekend ratings: series highs for Childless, Seo-young, Alice
by | January 28, 2013 | 38 Comments
It was a good weekend for dramaland ratings, with multiple series highs left and right. Perhaps the most significant of them: cable network JTBC’s hit drama Childless Good Fortune reached a record 9.4% this weekend. Damn. Guess we can’t call cable the land of 1% ratings anymore. The family drama from star writer Kim Soo-hyun... More »

Drama Casting & News
Childless Good Fortune gets extension thanks to climbing ratings
by | January 3, 2013 | 33 Comments
Well, when you’re a cable drama and you’re breaking 8% ratings (I know, wow), it comes as no surprise that the station extends your run. Scriptwriter Kim Soo-hyun is continuing her hot streak with Childless Good Fortune, the weekend family drama on JTBC that’s currently two-thirds of the way through its run (its last broadcast... More »

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