Louis Cheung, Priscilla Wong to Leave “Come Home Love”

By on August 23, 2015 in Hot Gossip!, NEWS, TV Dramas

Louis Cheung, Priscilla Wong to Leave “Come Home Love”

With a completely revamped cast including Louis Cheung (張繼聰) and Priscilla Wong (黃翠如), Come Home Love <愛•回家> is suffering a ratings crisis, as the ratings nosedived from 25 points to 21 points. This is in stark contrast with the series’ ratings prior to the cast changes, which had peaked at an impressive 38 points.

Priscilla has also been fiercely criticzed by viewers for bad acting. This has sparked rumors that TVB has given the producers an ultimatum: if the ratings do not improve, the sitcom will be culled by the coming Lunar New Year.

In response to the poor ratings, the production team contemplated inviting the original cast to rejoin the sitcom, but this did not work out as the previous stars are all tied up in other projects. While Angel Chiang (蔣家旻) will finish filming Police Dog Brother <警犬巴打> in late September, Tsui Wing (徐榮) will only be done with filming Brother’s Keeper II <巨輪II> in January 2016. Tsui Wing expressed optimism regarding the ratings and said, “Perhaps once the audience becomes used to the new cast, the ratings will pick up.” As for Lai Lok Yi (黎諾懿), arguably one of the most popular members of the previous cast of Come Home Love, he has just started filming Purely An Accident” <純熟意外> and will possibly be done in October.

Apart from Priscilla’s lackluster acting, other factors for the series’ poor ratings include Louis’ character being increasingly more unlikable as the show progresses, and the fact that the characters respectively played by Louis and Priscilla have pre-maturely resolved their romantic tension and are already together, leaving the audience with little suspense.

Louis Cheung, Priscilla Wong to Leave “Come Home Love”

The producers recently clarified that Louis and Priscilla will not actually feature permanently in the cast for Come Home Love and will leave the show in about two months. Executive Producer, Luo Zhen Yue (羅鎮岳) said, “Their characters will break up due to differences in their views regarding marriage, and they will both leave Hong Kong to go on separate journeys of self-discovery.”

On rumors that the previous cast has been invited to rejoin the show, Zhen Yue admitted, “Yes, but they are all unavailable right now. However, if their schedules permit, and if it fits the storyline, we will consider having them back.”

Louis also confirmed that the original plan was for him and Priscilla to only be with the show for two months. He said, “I will be involved in a film production in Mainland China next month, and TVB knew this from the start when they asked me to act in Come Home Love. TVB was very understanding, and so our arrangement was that I would be in Come Home Love for about two months. This is the same arrangement for Priscilla.”

When pressed for his thoughts on the poor ratings, Louis said, “I thought the average of 21 and 22 points was not bad. I guess it needs time to pick up. After all, the audience still feels attached to the Ma family.” He then expressed that he had not heard of the rumors that the show was under the threat of being culled.

Louis added that he did not think he had to worry about ratings as an actor, as poor ratings may be caused by multiple factors. He said, “As long as I have worked hard, I don’t give myself additional stress. I really enjoy filming for Come Home Love.”

Source: ihktv.com

This article is written by Jingles for JayneStars.com.

12 comments to Louis Cheung, Priscilla Wong to Leave “Come Home Love”

  1. Profile photo of mike mike says:

    BS

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    • Profile photo of mi88 mi88 replied:

      @mike what’s BS?

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      • Profile photo of mike mike replied:

        @mi88 the fact they are saying the 2 main characters of the show was only supposed to be for 2 months.

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  2. Profile photo of mi88 mi88 says:

    Lol I haven’t been watching come home love at all after the main cast left..

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  3. Profile photo of coralie coralie says:

    I actually quite like the new Priscilla + Louis Cheung arc.

    Maybe because there are relationships out there where the guys are commitment-phobic even if they declare their everlasting love.

    I just feel bad for Priscilla. It was like, what? An 8 years relationship? Both parties had to throw it away due to LC’s insistence on maintaining bachelorhood. But I give her props for moving forward even if she’s doing it in a way that hurts him. A girl who can fight back is my kind of girl.

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    • Profile photo of mike mike replied:

      @coralie no one responded because no one watched this show anymore lol

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      • Profile photo of coralie coralie replied:

        @mike yeah cus the audience is narrow-minded and unwilling to give spin offs a chance.

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      • Profile photo of mike mike replied:

        @coralie just because most people don’t have the same taste as you is no reason to be pissy

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      • Profile photo of coralie coralie replied:

        @mike look at the pot calling the kettle black.

        Lots of ppl have issues with the show, I don’t. And I’m not pissed at all.

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  4. Profile photo of kangaroo kangaroo says:

    I just call (drop a note) to say ….serve you (the production team) right

    When they had “gold”, they did not know how to treasure it and even played the viewers for a fool (the worst being, the humdrum bala with “promising” alex’s return and then gave her a mere 5 mins) and with the writers even scolding the viewers for their critical feedback. This happens in weibo, the chinese blog of Come Home Love.

    Now this …anticipated and well deserved (for the production team)

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    • Profile photo of llwy12 llwy12 replied:

      @kangaroo Can’t help agreeing with you, especially the part about the scriptwriters scolding the viewers for criticizing their show – they look kind of foolish now, huh?  I wonder if they were put up to the task by management?  If so, that’s quite sad. 

      And yes, that whole piece about Louis and Priscilla only slated to be ‘guest stars’ on the show from the get-go is absolutely BS, as that’s definitely NOT the way TVB portrayed it up until this point.  Not sure what they’re trying to pull, but in this day and age, for them to try and ‘play’ the audience like that is beyond foolish.   And it’s not just this instance either – there have been too many instances the past couple years that it leads me to question what the heck the management over at TVB is doing (judging from everything that has happened the past few years,  the management at TVB seems to be going down similar path as ATV’s management – making boneheaded, foolish decisions that do more harm for the station than good).  Sad to say, but TVB is becoming more and more unrecognizable to me…they may not have gotten to the “lost cause” stage yet, but if management doesn’t get their act together soon, they could very well be on that path in the very near future.

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  5. Profile photo of kangaroo kangaroo says:

    It is not louis or priscilla or samantha ko or ….fault (so they need not be defensive). It is only and all the management’s fault and they were given plenty of chance & plenty of feedbacks, etc. but they chose to be bull minded, playing the viewers as the fool. S’ pity but there it is. Nobody learns until it is all too late and even then, maybe, they will still not learn all…arrogance

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