Updated: 10th Sept
N.B.: The ‘OR’ between two shows means the television stations haven’t announced which show will be taking over the time slot.
Fights Break Sphere Season 1 斗破苍穹第一季 – Sept 3
Featuring: Wu Lei, Lin Yun, Baron Chen, Li Qin, Xin Zhilei
Details: 45-50 episodes, 2 eps every Mon-Wed on Hunan TV
Coming-of-age story of a young boy who becomes a protector of the world.
Buried City to Shut All Lights 等到烟暖雨收 – Sept 3
Featuring: He Landou, Feng Lijun
Details: 30 episodes, 1 ep every Mon-Tues on iQiyi (VIP members can access all episodes)
Tells of the romance between a master and his disciple who is bent on revenge.
Mr. Swimmer 游泳先生 – Sept 5
Featuring: Ju Jingyi, Mike Angelo, Yan Yuhao
Details: 46 episodes, 2 eps every Wed-Fri on Mango TV (members get a 12 episode head start)
The love triangle between an ordinary young girl, an up-and-coming competitive swimmer and the ‘crown prince’ of the sport (his parents are probably directors of the swimmer’s association).
Mother’s Life 娘道 – Sept 5
Featuring: Yue Lina, Yu Yi, Liu Zhiyang
Details: 76 episodes, daily drama on Jiangsu TV / Beijing TV
A mother goes on a fifteen-year long search for her children after she loses sight of them while escaping from her alcoholic husband.
Promising You a Fleeting and Dreamlike Life 许你浮生若梦 – Sept 7
Featuring: Zhu Yilong, An Yuexi
Details: 42 episodes, weekly drama on Youku
A romance that transcends three lifetimes.
Gossip High 舌害 – Sept 10
Featuring: Xu Zhengxi, Song Zu’er
Details: 20 episodes, weekly drama on iQiyi
A paparazzi becomes a personal assistant to top star Jincheng Jiahui (a play on Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung’s names).
Born in the Seventies 生于70年代 – Sept 14
Featuring: Li Jiahang, Yao Di
Details: 30 episodes, daily drama on Anhui TV
Focuses on the lives of three friends who take advantage of the reforms being rolled out in China from the 1980s onwards.
All Out of Love 凉生, 我们可不可以不忧伤 – Sept 17
Featuring: Wallace Chung, Ma Tianyu, Sun Yi
Details: 72 episodes, daily drama on Hunan TV
Melodrama that features a wishy-washy female lead and two male leads who take turns suffering from terminal illnesses.
Age of Legends 橙红年代 – Sept 17
Featuring: William Chan, Ma Sichun, Chen Yao, Liu Yijun
Details: 50 episodes, daily drama on Dragon TV / Zhejiang TV
Focuses on the struggle between a neighbourhood hero and shady corporations.
Starlight 那抹属于我的星光– Sept 19
Featuring: Xu Haiqiao, Meng Ziyi
Details: weekly web drama on Tencent
Tells of the romance between a top star and a rookie manager.
If You Are Unhappy in Paris如若巴黎不快乐 – Sept 23
Featuring: Zhang Han, Kan Qingzi, Lin Shen
Details: weekly web drama on Mango TV
A successful CEO falls in love with a lawyer who wants to begin anew after serving time in prison.