I am getting this through indirect sources since I can’t really read Chinese. Therefore, I’m not 100% sure if this is true so don’t shoot the messenger but according to UDN , The Song of Desert or Desert Melody, starring Liu Shishi, Eddie Peng, and Hu Ge, may be airing first in Taiwan as opposed to the mainland due to delays and the way contracts ended up being signed. According to the source, the show was approved for airing in mainland late last year and have since then been brought by Taiwan’s CTI (Don’t all jump at once). Hunan’s local entertainment channel also reported an impending broadcasting date.
On the other hand, the internet community can probably start preparing and give a cry of joy (or start calling all channels involved to try to boycott it again). Apparently, no news on a release date yet but hopefully this means we’ll be seeing something sooner? More released posters whose quality may mirror the likelihood of the drama ever airing in our lifetime below the cut.