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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Air date update, November 2018

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.

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Air date update, October 2018

*Hunan TV has been showing The Years You Were Late in its prime time evening slot since Sept 28. All Out of Love is now airing at 10pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, while Battle Through the Heavens has been moved to Wednesday and Thursday nights.

The Legend of Jasmine 苏茉儿 – Oct 1
Featuring: Du Ruoxi, Yan Yikuan, Fu Dalong
Details: 40 episodes, weekly drama on iQiyi
Tells of the romance between Dorgon and Xiaozhuang’s maid Su Mo’er.

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Air date update, September 2018

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.

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Air date update, August 2018

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.

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Air date update, July 2018

Last updated: July 4th

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.

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Air date update, June 2018

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.

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Air date update, May 2018

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.

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Air date update, April 2018

[Last updated: April 13th]

I’m in the middle of a drama drought right now, though Great Expectations and Women in Beijing’s teasers have caught my interest.

Great Expectations 远大前程 – Apr 1
Featuring: Chen Sicheng, Yuan Hong, Tong Liya, Amber Kuo
Details: 58 episodes, daily drama on Hunan TV
A story of love, romance and revenge set in 1920s Shanghai. I’m actually way more excited about the gang lords.

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Air date update, March 2018

[Last updated: March 6th]

Liehuo Ruge / The Flame’s Daughter 烈火如歌 – Mar 1
Featuring: Dilraba, Vic Chou, Zhang Binbin, Liu Ruilin, Lai Yi
Details: 52 episodes, daily drama on Youku
A love triangle between a high-spirited young lady, a devoted yet mysterious man and the heroine’s first love.

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