CCTV premieres 14 episode drama about China’s COVID-19 response

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Heroes in Harm’s Way 最美逆行者 dramatises China’s response to the virus outbreak in Wuhan, and will feature 7 x 2 episode shorts. Leading actors include Chen Shu, Yang Zhigang, Sa Rina, Li Yixiao, Xu Jiao, Kan Qingzi, Cheng Taisen, Niu Junfeng, Ma Tianyu, Su Qing, Han Xue, Zhang Ming’en and Xiao Yan.

The 14 episode anthology series premieres on CCTV-1 tonight. Another COVID-19 drama is also slated to air later this month.

Celebrity Schedules: Feb 2020 / Coronavirus Donation List

All dramas have ceased filming and work is sparse, so I’m going to use this opportunity to highlight the following celebrities for donating to efforts to contain the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. I know there’s a lot of uncertainties about whether donations are being properly used, but that doesn’t diminish the goodwill of the donators. If you chose to donate to anything, though, definitely do your homework and making sure that the money is actually well-spent.

The list is too long so I used google translate, feel free to leave corrections and additions in the comments.

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Yu Hewei, Wu Gang, Han Xue begin filming The People’s Justice

The People’s Justice 人民的正义 is helmed by Li Lu (In The Name of the People) and stars Yu Hewei, Wu Gang and Han Xue as the leads. It will focus on the Chinese criminal justice system and the rich and powerful who make underhand deals to avoid their prison sentences.

This drama is written by Yu Fei (Razor), and began filming a couple of days ago. Zhou Meisen, the original screenwriter of In The Name of the People, was hired to write The People’s Assets, the other spin-off that stars Jin Dong, Yan Ni, Qin Lan, Chen Xiao and Zhao Lixin.

Promo Round-up: Lost Love in Times

Lost Love in Times stars Liu Shishi (The Battle at the Dawn) as Feng Qingchen, a sorceress who lives for love. Her love interest is Yuan Ling (William Chan), a prince who decides to avenge his father’s death by rebelling against the current Emperor (Liu Yijun). Qingchen opens a parallel universe to prevent an uprising by seventh prince Yuan Zhan (Xu Haiqiao), and everyone’s memories except hers are wiped clean.

The 54 episode drama will air every Thursday to Friday beginning tonight.

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Song Yi goes from assistant to top actress in Stairway to Stardom, Orlando Bloom guest stars

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Stairway to Stardom 逆袭之星途璀璨 is based on a RPG produced by I Am YT, and stars Song Yi (The Disguiser, Far Away Love) as Su Cheng, an earnest and hardworking young girl who has dreams of becoming an actress. Thai actor Push plays a company CEO who eventually falls in love with our main protagonist.

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