“Return to the Three Kingdoms” Shelved; Ruco Chan’s New Comedy Replaces June Time Slot
Raymond Lam (林峯) and Kenneth Ma’s (馬國明) fantasy ancient drama, Return to the Three Kingdoms <回到三國>, was originally scheduled to broadcast on June 11th in Hong Kong. However, TVB decided to postpone the air date without citing specific reasons. Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) and Krystal Tin’s (田蕊妮) recently completed romantic comedy will take its time slot instead.
The cast and crew of Return to the Three Kingdoms indicated their surprise by TVB’s sudden change in airing dates. The new broadcast date for the drama was not announced yet. Kenneth Ma noted his surprise, but was not disappointed. He said, “It will be broadcast sooner or later!”
There was a conspiracy theory that TVB was acting petty and postponed the broadcast of Return to the Three Kingdoms due to producer Lau Ka Ho’s (劉家豪) resignation. Kenneth said that was not possible, as Mr. Lau’s wife, producer Mui Siu Ching (梅小青), had also resigned yet Daddy Good Deeds <當旺爸爸> was aired earlier. The couple now work in senior management at rival station, Now TV. Furthermore, Mr. Lau’s final TVB production, Dangerous Protection <護花危情>, will be aired in July.
Kenneth said, “TVB has already invested in the production of this drama. It will not let such [petty] reasons overrule its decision to broadcast it or not!”
Producer Amy Wong’s (王心慰) comedy, Charge! Thin Salary Corps <衝呀！瘦薪兵團>, formerly known as Chok Family, had just completed filming in early April. Currently in the post-production stage, Ms. Wong said that there will be sufficient time to make the final cut prior to airing. Ruco Chan said that he was happy that his recent drama will be seen by audiences shortly.
Charge! Thin Salary Corps will air on June 11th in Hong Kong. The drama stars Ruco Chan and Krystal Tin as a married couple. Other cast members include Louis Yuen (阮兆祥), Natalie Tong (唐詩詠), Leanne Li ( 李亞男), Jason Chan (陳智燊), and Katy Kung (龔嘉欣).
Source: Oriental Daily
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Jayne: TVB’s decisions regarding broadcast dates seem very abrupt lately. Certainly with the good hype that Sergeant Tabloid has generated, you would think that they would choose to air it sooner as well?