Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bad Guy adrift without a broadcast date

Kim Nam-gil’s upcoming drama Bad Guy has hit a bump in the road, because it has failed to secure a spot on the upcoming broadcast schedule. Producers had been planning to premiere the series in May on SBS, but against their expectations the show has not managed to snag a slot in SBS’s new drama lineup.

Until recently, it had been planned for the next midweek spot on the SBS schedule. However, Lee Beom-soo’s Giant has been given one of the station’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday slots (to follow Jejoongwon), and Kang Ji-hwan’s Coffee House has taken the other (to follow Oh My Lady). The Wednesday-Thursday slot following Prosecutor Princess is going to Kim Sun-ah’s I Am Legend. And weekends are tied up with longer-running shows like Life Is Beautiful.

A source with Bad Guy’s PR team said to the press, “At first, Bad Guy was planning to air beginning May 26 on SBS, but those plans have changed. It’s disappointing, but SBS decided to air I Am Legend first. However, we are not thinking of moving to another station or a cable channel just because Bad Guy hasn’t been given a timeslot. SBS is currently looking favorably into matters and when they decide, the official schedule will be announced.”

Bad Guy has been attracting interest due to its PD (Lee Hyung-min of I’m Sorry, I Love You) and its star, Kim Nam-gil. Interest is also high in Japan, as the drama is being co-produced by Japan’s NHK TV.

Credit - Dramabeans


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