SBS, KBS fight over rom-com Jealousy Incarnate
Well I guess it’s apt for a drama called Jealousy Incarnate to have some broadcasters feuding jealously over who gets to air the drama on their station. Nothing’s been decided yet, but the new romantic comedy starring Gong Hyo-jin (It’s Okay, It’s Love) and Jo Jung-seok (Oh My Ghostess) spent the day being alternately claimed by SBS and then KBS in their summer/fall lineups, while the drama’s producers say it’s not a done deal. Judging from the number of contradicting stories, I’m guessing that a lot of frantic phone calls are being made right now.
When the casting was first announced, the series was in contention for a July broadcast on KBS. But then SBS claimed to have chosen Jealousy Incarnate for its August Wednesday-Thursday slot, following Deal (which comes after Entertainer). And THEN, KBS said it was scheduled for their Wednesday-Thursday timeslot in September, following Lightly, Ardently. Is Show two-timing, or do we have a bidding war on our hands?
The new drama comes from the writer of Miss Korea and Pasta, and stars Jo Jung-seok as a star news anchor with perfect specs who chases stories down with the persistence of a gangster. Gong Hyo-jin is a weathercaster on temporary contract with the station, a self-sufficient woman who’s strong and cute, but has no money or connections to speak of. The drama is about their lighthearted romance and fierce competition in the workplace, and about how jealousy ruins people. With this cast, it’s sure to be adorable.
Jealousy Incarnate will either be on SBS or KBS (MBC or tvN wanna jump in the ring while there’s a shot?) in August or September. Probably.
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