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…”
A World Without Fraud 天下无诈 starring Guo Xiaodong, Xu Yue
Yanshifan: New Youth 艳势番之新青年 – Feb 6 Starring: Huang Zitao, Yi Yangqianxi, Hu Bingqing Details: 60 eps, daily drama on Dragon TV / Beijing TV
A forward-thinking noble and a commoner band together to save their country. (Extended)
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).
Royal Highness 回到明朝当王爷 – Nov 1 Featuring: Jiang Jinfu, Yuan Bingyan, Liu Ruilin Details: 48 episodes, weekly drama on Youku
An ordinary scholar uses his smarts to become a respected non-imperial prince of the Ming Dynasty.
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.
Update: a couple more period dramas (Ruyi, The Wolf) may be on the way later this month!
Heavy Sweetness, Ash-like Frost 香蜜沉沉烬如霜 – Aug 2 Featuring: Yang Zi, Deng Lun, Luo Yunxi Details: 60 episodes, daily drama on Jiangsu TV
Tells of the romance between the daughter of the Flower Deity and the Prince of the Heavens.
Always With You 陪读妈妈 – Jul 1 Starring: Mei Ting, Xu Yajun, Vivian Wu, Hu Xianxu Details: 46 episodes, daily drama on Zhejiang TV
A mother gives up her career to become a full-time carer for her rebellious son, who is studying in Vancouver.
All dates are tentative. Legend of Fuyao may become the only period drama to make it onto network TV this month.
Demon Capturing Record of Zhong Kui 钟馗捉妖记 – Jun 4 Featuring: Yang Rong, Yang Xuwen, Madina Memet Details: 55 episodes, weekly drama on iQiyi
Zhong Kui, the vanquisher of demons, is demoted to the mortal world, and embarks on exciting new adventures with human monster catcher Lingxi.