With nearly a thousand sponsors attending the event, the 2014 TVB Sales Presentation was held with tremendous success on November 7, 2013. The trailers of sixteen new television dramas were shown at the star-studded annual presentation. Twelve new variety shows and informative programs were introduced to the audience, which included the long-awaited 2014 Mr. Hong Kong competition, a male beauty pageant had been on hiatus in the last two years.
TVB Will Focus on Comedies
Next year, TVB announced that they will focus on producing light-hearted comedies and other productions that will focus on the current issues of modern Hong Kong society. Franklin Wong (黃華麒), producer of Below the Lion Rock <獅子山下>, an immensely popular RTHK soap opera about the lives of Hong Kong citizens, is confirmed to produce a television drama that will spawn 13 to 26 episodes for TVB.
Wong Cho Lam(王祖藍), who wrote and starred in 2013’s most critically successful drama Inbound Troubles <老表,你好嘢!>, will return to write an unrelated sequel Inbound Troubles 2, which is currently under the temporary title Cousin, You’re So Hea! <老表，你好Hea!>.
In addition, TVB also confirmed that award-winning actor Anthony Wong (黃秋生) will be returning to TVB next year to film the television drama, Kung Fu <功夫>.
Star-studded Red Carpet
Over 60 TVB artists attended the special presentation in red carpet fashion. Former couple, Myolie Wu (胡杏兒) and Bosco Wong (黃宗澤), appeared on the same stage but avoided each other. Bosco was accompanied by Mr. & Mrs. Bean <貓屎媽媽> costar, Eliza Sam (岑麗香), while Myolie Wu walked the entrance with Ron Ng (吳卓羲).
Arm in arm, former couple Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎) and Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) entered the stage together. The former couple were arranged to stand next to each other, but were not seen interacting. However, Kevin later insisted that he had chatted with Charmaine backstage. Niki Chow(周麗淇), who had dated Kevin in the past, was seen chatting with Sammy Leung (森美) and dodged Kevin throughout the night.
On the other hand, current rumored couples like Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) withLinda Chung (鍾嘉欣), and Priscilla Wong (黃翠如) with Tony Hung (洪永城), did not show any awkward signs and happily complied with the media’s request of taking photos together. They were also seen chatting together on stage.
The 2014 TVB Sales Presentation will air on TVB’s Jade channel on November 30, 2013. The following are the sixteen new television dramas that were introduced at the event:
01. Bounty Lady <My盛Lady>, starring Dayo Wong, Kate Tsui, Sharon Chan, Louis Yuen, Benz Hui, and Elena Kong
02. Mr. & Mrs. Bean <貓屎媽媽>, starring Bosco Wong, Nancy Wu, Eliza Sam, Michelle Yim, and Vincent Wong
03. Property Protector <守業者>, starring Steven Ma, Tavia Yeung, Evergreen Mak, and Maggie Shiu
04. Tiger Cubs 2 <飛虎II>, starring Joe Ma, Linda Chung, Him Law, Oscar Leung, Benjamin Yuen, Timmy Hung, and Mandy Wong
05. M Club <女人俱樂部>, starring Carman Lee, Rachel Lee, Flora Chan, Fennie Yuen, Gloria Yip, Angie Cheong, Elvina Kong, and Lawrence Ng
06. The Good and the Bad <忠奸人>, starring Roger Kwok, Kristal Tin, Ron Ng, Louis Cheung, Kiki Sheung, and Jason Chan
07. The Vinegar Lady <醋娘子>, starring Myolie Wu, Ron Ng, Him Law, Eliza Sam, Alice Chan, and Gigi Wong
08. The Apothecary <大藥坊>, starring Linda Chung, Ruco Chan, Raymond Wong, Natalie Tong, Ngo Ka Nin, Shirley Yeung, Pat Poon, and Susan Tse
09. The Battle of Tomorrow <再戰明天>, starring Lawrence Ng, Kate Tsui, Vincent Wong, Joyce Tang, and Cheung Kwok Keung
10. The Apostle <使徒行者>, starring Michael Miu, Raymond Lam, Charmaine Sheh, Elena Kong, Sharon Chan, and Sammy Leung
11. Walking With You <陪着你走>, starring Moses Chan, Myolie Wu, and Priscilla Wong
12. Trade Wars <商戰>, starring Wayne Lai, Ron Ng, Edwin Siu, Kenny Wong, Johnson Lee, Grace Chan, Sisley Choi, Lai Lok Yi, and Evergreen Mak
13. Inbound Troubles 2 <老表，你好Hea！>, starring Roger Kwok, Wong Cho Lam, Joey Meng, Angela Tong, and Bob Lam
14. The Five Eunuchs <太監五虎>, starring Wayne Lai, Raymond Wong, Edwin Siu, Power Chan, Raymond Cho, Maggie Shiu, Nancy Wu, and Kenny Wong
15. Eye in the Sky <天眼>, starring Tavia Yeung, Ruco Chan, Kenny Wong, Tony Hung, Matt Yeung, and Fred Cheng
16. Opera Rouge <水髮胭脂>, starring Wayne Lai, Joyce Koi, Lin Xiawei, Katy Kung, Matthew Ko, and Joey Law
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.