Air date update, Fall 2019

[Updated for October]

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.

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Air date update, August 2019

Since late August, available on Youtube unless stated:

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Air date update, July 2019

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

Cry Me A Sad River 流淌的美好时光 (悲伤逆流成河) – Jul 1

Starring: Zheng Shuang, Ma Tianyu
Details: 52 episodes, daily drama on Hunan TV
First loves break up and later reunite.

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Air date update, June 2019

[Updated: June 3rd]

Young Blood 大宋少年志 ~ Jun 3

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.

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Air date update, May 2019

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.

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Air date update, April 2019

New Legend of Madam White Snake 新白娘子传奇 – Apr 3
Featuring: Yu Menglong, Ju Jingyi, Xiao Yan
Details: 36 episodes, weekly drama on iQiyi
Official remake of Angie Chiu’s 1992 classic.

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Air date update: March 2019

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…”

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Air date update, December 2018

The dramas with unconfirmed air dates will most likely air late December / early January.

That City, This Family 那座城这家人 – Dec 2
Starring: Ma Yuan, Tong Lei
Details: 44 episodes, daily drama on Hunan TV
Survivors from the Tangshan earthquake bond and form a new family.

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