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New TV shows test love in the age of the smartphone

CANNES, France (AFP) -- A new wave of television formats are set to get into viewers’ heads -- and their private lives -- like never before. An eye-popping Italian game show that allows couples to s...

Updated : 2017.04.03 15:32

Korean broadcasters, content firms to attend French TV trade show

Over 30 Korean TV networks and production companies will attend this year’s MIPTV, the world’s largest TV and online content trade show next month in France, a state-run content agency said Thursda...

Updated : 2017.03.31 13:40

Romantic comedy ‘Mystery Queen’ coming next week

Following the hit office drama series “Good Manager” will be the romantic comedy show “Mystery Queen,” featuring Kwon Sang-woo and Choi Kang-hee as leads. The 16-episode show will air Wednesday...

Updated : 2017.03.30 18:23

New crime show 'Tunnel' abuzz on China's Weibo: agency

"Tunnel," a new time-slip crime series on South Korean cable channel OCN, has become the talk of the town on the Chinese social media platform Weibo, a talent agency said Thursday. The number of pos...

Updated : 2017.03.30 15:07

Netflix’s ‘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 ...

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...

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, ...

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 p...

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 m...

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 inf...

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," wh...

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 d...

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 qua...

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