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‘Iron Fist’ traces making of a superhero

The new Netflix series “Iron Fist” is an atypical superhero story in many ways, focusing on the budding stage of the hero’s development and taking on a more optimistic tone, according to its cast a...

Updated : 2017.03.29 15:55

Actor Jang Keun-suk helps Mongolian child get cancer treatment

Actor Jang Keun-suk has helped a Mongolian teenager get treatment for ovarian cancer in South Korea, his management agency said Wednesday.Tree J Company said Jang covered the cost for the patient's tr...

Updated : 2017.03.29 11:35

‘Whisper’ sets tone for dark, vengeful romance

Taking up the baton from the hit SBS series “Defendant,” which ended its 18-episode run last week, the new revenge drama “Whisper” is off to a strong start, leading in ratings with 13.9 percent, a...

Updated : 2017.03.28 16:34

'Radiant Office' debuts at No. 1 on TV popularity chart

"Radiant Office," MBC TV's new late night office drama, debuted at No. 1 on a benchmark TV popularity index, while bigger shows took a back seat, data showed Tuesday. "Radiant Office" scored 254.1 poi...

Updated : 2017.03.28 09:45

After ‘Defendant,’ SBS bets big with another revenge thriller ‘Whisper’

"Whisper," SBS TV's new crime thriller, looks and feels similar to its preceding hit show "Defendant" in many ways.Both are in essence tales of revenge: In "Defendant," the protagonist framed for murd...

Updated : 2017.03.24 18:11

Watchdog conditionally renews licenses for three general-programming cable channels

The broadcasting regulator on Friday renewed the licenses for three general-programming cable TV channels on the condition that they curtail programs criticized for providing incorrect and biased info...

Updated : 2017.03.24 15:59

'Good Manager' slips but remains No. 1 ahead of final stretch

With two more episodes to go, "Good Manager" retained its lead in the Wednesday-Thursday late night TV drama race, while its competitors slightly caught up. Episode 18 of KBS 2TV's "Good Manger," whic...

Updated : 2017.03.24 11:06

Ku Hye-sun quits drama due to health, Jang Hee-jin to fill role

Actress Ku Hye-sun has dropped out from MBC TV's weekend drama "You Are Too Much" due to health issues, the network and her agency said Friday."Ku was recently rushed to a hospital emergency room duri...

Updated : 2017.03.24 09:53

'Descendants of the Sun' wins grand prize from broadcasting watchdog

The smash-hit television series "Descendants of the Sun" received the top honor at the 2017 Korea Communications Commission Broadcasting Awards on Monday.The series garnered high scores for its qualit...

Updated : 2017.03.21 11:24

'Youn's Restaurant' aims to one-up food shows by opening overseas shop

It's been quite some time since "meokbang," a Korean popular cultural phenomenon of people broadcasting themselves preparing food and eating, penetrated mainstream television. An average South Korean ...

Updated : 2017.03.21 11:20

'Defendant' reigns over TV popularity chart as it nears finale

"Defendant," SBS TV's popular late night crime thriller, kept a firm grip on a benchmark TV popularity index, as the series prepares to bow out from an explosive 18-episode run, data showed Tuesday. ...

Updated : 2017.03.21 11:15

Ji Chang-wook confirms role in ‘Be Careful of This Woman’

Ji Chang-wook will star in an upcoming SBS drama titled “Be Careful of This Woman.” Actor Ji Chang-wook (Glorious Entertainment)“Ji Chang-wook decided to accept the lead role. He will play Noh Ji-w...

Updated : 2017.03.17 18:04

'Good Manager' in solid lead, newcomer 'Radiant Office' trails

"Good Manager" maintained a firm grip on its lead in the Wednesday-Thursday late night TV drama race, while new office series "Radiant Office" lagged far behind in the 3-percent range, data showed Fri...

Updated : 2017.03.17 15:39

SNL Korea to kick off ninth season with Sooyoung as host

TvN’s “Saturday Night Live Korea” will return for its ninth season, featuring Sooyoung of Girls’ Generation as its first host, the cable network said Thursday.  “Sooyoung is very motivated and s...

Updated : 2017.03.17 15:30

Actress Lee Young-ae donates to local hospital

Popular actress Lee Young-ae has donated to a local hospital in Gangneung where her recent drama was shot.Earlier this month, Lee made the donation of 100 million won ($87,450) to Asan Hospital in the...

Updated : 2017.03.16 09:38