A whole slew of government-recommended modern and Republican dramas celebrating 70 years of the PRC have been approved to air on the major broadcasters (there are a few rom-coms and Republican dramas that look pretty good).
The celebrations will last for 100 days, so I’ve included all the confirmed / rumoured titles for the next three months. Check back on Oct 1st and Nov 1st for possible changes to the schedule.
Nowadays dramas can be pulled 10 minutes before airing (ahem Novoland, although that’s probably more to do with the fact that it’s a period drama), so don’t get too excited about the shows with unconfirmed dates.
Shows that dropped with little notice: The Untamed, Love and Destiny, The Longest Day in Chang’an, Novoland: Eagle Flag
Featuring: Zhang Xincheng, Zhou Yutong, Zheng Wei Details: 36 episodes, 2 eps every Mon-Wed on Hunan TV
In the Northern Song Dynasty, six youths are trained as spies and help defend the capital from power-hungry military governors.
Seven Days 七日生 – May 3 Featuring: Li Chen, Yang Caiyu, Wang Qianyuan Details: 28 episodes, daily drama on Dragon TV
The leads travel across countries as part of an operation to save a group of innocent people who become involved with a dangerous gang.
All Is Well 都挺好 – Mar 1 Featuring: Ni Dahong, Yao Chen, Tony Yang, Guo Jingfei Details: 46 episodes, daily drama on Zhejiang TV / Jiangsu TV
“A victim of sexism in her own family, a spoiled youngest son, and a weak father finally freed from his boss spouse all walk into the same show…”
Behind the Scenes 幕后之王 – Jan 5 Starring: Zhou Dongyu, Luo Jin Details: 46 episodes, daily drama on Dragon TV / Beijing TV
A behind the scenes look at the daily lives television producers (but mostly their complicated love lives).