May 3rd update: Lost in 1949 may switch air dates with Tang Yan’s The Way We Were, and premiere on June 11th instead.
New Summer’s Desire 泡沫之夏 – May 8
Featuring: Zhang Xueying, Qin Junjie, Huang Shengchi
Details: 36 episodes, 2 eps every Tues-Thurs on Zhejiang TV
Love triangle between a rich young heir, a budding singer and a movie star.
The Frontier of Love 爱情的边疆 – May 8
Featuring: Yin Tao, Wang Lei, Li Naiwen, Timofey Karataev
Details: 60 episodes, daily drama on Zhejiang TV
The drama tells of the love story between a Russian announcer and a Chinese radio host at a time when Chinese-Soviet Union relations are at its worst.
The Love Knot: His Excellency’s First Love 结爱·千岁大人的初恋– May 9
Featuring: Huang Jingyu, Victoria Song
Details: weekly drama, 25min x 30 episodes on Tencent/QQ
Director Leste Chen’s drama debut focuses on the thousand-year love story between a reporter and a mysterious cultural relic specialist who actually hails from another star.
Hero’s Dream 天意 – May 10
Featuring: Ou Hao, Hai Ling, Qiao Zhenyu (guest), T’ang Yan (guest)
Details: 57 episodes, weekly drama on Youku
Fantasy retelling of general Han Xin’s life, and the rise of the Han Dynasty.
Women in Shanghai 上海女子图鉴 – May 15
Featuring: Wang Zhen’er, Li Chengbin, Sheng Yilun, Li Xian
Details: 20 episodes, weekly drama on Youku
Focuses on women in the corporate world of Shanghai.
Deep in the Realm of Conscience 宫心计2: 深宫计 – May 21
Featuring: Nancy Wu, Annie Liu, Steven Ma, Kenneth Ma
Details: 36 episodes, weekly drama on Tencent
Focuses on the scheming in the inner palace. Sequel to Beyond the Realms of Conscience.
Love Won’t Wait 如果·爱 – May 27
Featuring: Cecilia Cheung, Vanness Wu
Details: 50 episodes, daily drama on Anhui TV (or Hunan TV)
A housewife turns her back on her nasty husband and finds her true love after returning to the workforce.
Meet in Youth, Love in Foods 像我们一样年轻 – May 28
Featuring: Chen Yao, Chen Xiang
Details: 30 episodes, 2 eps every Mon-Wed on Hunan TV
Romance between a genius chef and a good-for-nothing food critic.