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Amid THAAD spat, 'Saimdang' director hopes to bring the show to China

Director of the highly-anticipated Lee Young-ae drama "Saimdang, Memoir of Colors' on Tuesday asked Beijing to approve his show's Chinese broadcast amid a reported Korean culture ban sparked by diplo...

Updated : 2017.01.17 18:09

Russian state television blames hackers for BBC Sherlock finale leak

MOSCOW (AFP) - A Russian state-controlled broadcaster on Monday blamed hackers for the embarrassing leak online of the final episode of the BBC drama Sherlock a day before it was due to air. Russia‘...

Updated : 2017.01.17 17:44

‘Reality TV’ campaigning is part of new political world

NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump proved you could ride reality TV fame to the White House. Former US Rep. Anthony Weiner proved that having a film crew around can just compound the embarrassment of a po...

Updated : 2017.01.16 15:42

[Herald Interview] The infectious joy of ‘Weightlifting Fairy’ Lee Sung-kyoung

When Lee Sung-kyoung put on a few kilograms for her role as a weightlifting trainee, she was “a little depressed” to find patches of dry skin and stretch marks throughout her body. “The best way...

Updated : 2017.01.13 16:16

Actor Jung Il-woo enjoys popularity in Thailand

South Korean actor Jung Il-woo is riding a wave of popularity in Thailand thanks to a local TV series starring him, the drama's local PR agency said on Friday. "Love and Lies," which marks the first...

Updated : 2017.01.13 14:39

‘Infinite Challenge’ to go off air for seven weeks

One of the longest-running TV variety shows in the country will take a seven-week break, with the head of “Infinite Challenge” saying it needed the time to “normalize” itself. The show’s produc...

Updated : 2017.01.12 18:45

Actor Park Hae-jin to embark on Asia tour

South Korean actor Park Hae-jin will hold meet-and-greets in five Southeast Asian countries early this year to celebrate his 11th anniversary since debut, the actor's management agency said Thursday....

Updated : 2017.01.12 16:52

TV channel to offer Korean movies in Southeast Asia

CJ E&M is launching the first overseas television channel to exclusively air Korean movies, the media and entertainment company announced Wednesday. The company plans to kick off the channel, tvN Mo...

Updated : 2017.01.11 16:42

Where goblin and mermaid roam

Current drama series on Korean TV boast scenic sets, from immortal goblin god Kim Shin’s majestic mansion in “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” to the marine cove where the mermaid Shimchung liv...

Updated : 2017.01.10 18:16

Tighten your seat belts

A number of series set to hit Korean television early this year feature the element of time travel. As for their genres, a diverse array of historical dramas, romantic comedies and thriller mysteries...

Updated : 2017.01.08 18:14

‘Guardian,’ popular but controversial

In the popular TV drama series “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God,” the male lead is, quite literally, a god. Based on the Korean folklore of dokkaebi, a higher spiritual being roughly translat...

Updated : 2017.01.04 17:22

‘You’re terminated!’: Schwarzenegger takes over Trump’s ‘Apprentice’

NEW YORK (AFP) -- When Donald Trump hosted “The Celebrity Apprentice,” he dismissed contestants with what became his indelible catchphrase, “You’re fired.” Now that Trump is poised to take over...

Updated : 2017.01.04 16:47

Ko So-young returns to small screen after a decade’s absence

Ko So-young will break her decadelong absence from the silver and small screens with the latest KBS drama “The Perfect Wife,” the state-run broadcaster said. The show, which will air on Feb. 27, r...

Updated : 2017.01.03 17:48

‘Running Man’ to feature races planned by cast members

SBS’ popular variety show “Running Man” revealed Monday its New Year’s project. (Instagram account of @sbs_runningman_sbs) Along with a photo from its 332nd episode, “Running Man” wrote that ...

Updated : 2017.01.03 17:01

TV shows turn to conversation, introspection

Korean variety programs seem set to steer away from rowdy physical games and loud laughs this year. Featuring celebrities conversing with strangers on the street, preparing food for one, or even ima...

Updated : 2017.01.02 15:47