Chilam Cheung in Talks to Join “Dad, Where Are We Going?” Season 2

By on February 9, 2014 in TV Dramas

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Above: Chilam Cheung and son, Morton, may appear in mainland Chinese reality show, “Dad, Where Are We Going?”

Chilam Cheung (張智霖) is currently in talks to join the second season of Hunan Television’s Dad, Where Are We Going? <爸爸去哪兒>. Based on the original South Korean reality television show of the same name, Dad, Where Are We Going? was a massive ratings hit last year, drawing in 75 million viewers per episode per week across mainland China. The film version earned 570 million RMB in mainland China within ten days of release.

Action star Vincent Zhao (趙文卓) already confirmed his participation on the show, and he and his daughter will be joining the show’s second season, which includes Lu Yi (陸毅) and his daughter, Chen Yufan (陳羽凡) and his son, and soccer player Zheng Zhi (鄭智) and his son.

Chilam Cheung and his 7-year-old son Morton are also in negotiations to join the cast as well. It was reported that Hunan Television originally offered Chilam 15 million RMB to star in the show, but he immediately turned down the offer. Chilam only entered negotiations after Hunan Television increased their offer to 20 million RMB.

The Triumph in the Skies 2 <衝上雲宵II> star confirmed in a phone interview that it is very likely that he will sign on to appear on the show with his son. Chilam said, “To an extent, this is a very good learning opportunity for Morton and I, as long as the schedules will not affect my son’s resting time and his education. If the time is right, and the requirements are met, I will not say no. I will have my manager to handle it.”

Chilam’s manager, Stephen Siu Jr. (蕭定一) stated, “Both parties are very willing to collaborate. Right now we’re discussing the details.”

Banking on the success of season one of the show, the producers are currently planning to make a film version of the second season as well.

Source: ihktv.com; On.cc

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

13 comments to Chilam Cheung in Talks to Join “Dad, Where Are We Going?” Season 2

  1. pandamao says:

    morton looks more like anita than chilam

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    • jayne replied:

      Pandamao,
      Boys tend to look more like their moms and girls take after their dads. Morton does look like mini-Anita.

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      • bloom replied:

        agree with you, he looks so much like his mum, i think especially the eyes.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        Agree. Morton looks very much like Anita, especially his eyes.

        In fact, it does not matter if their child looks like either Anita or Chilam as both parents are pretty looking.

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  2. jayne says:

    I would love to watch “Dad, Where Are We Going” if Chilam and Morton star in it. Hope the deal goes through.

    This show would boost Chilam’s prominence in mainland China. He also has the personality to be entertaining in a reality TV show, so it’s a good career move for him.

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  3. shiok says:

    if producer can persuade wu chun to participate, i am sure will break the TV records for most viewers immediately

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    • Sheldon replied:

      I think it is not possible to break season one rating. Usually Sequels and later on seasons does not do good. Audience will want higher expectations. also, audience are more difficult to satisfy, since they love to complain

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  4. Fox says:

    Hope season 2 will be more equal to all kids. Season 1 is too focus on Kimi. He is super cute but I’d like to see more than just him.

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  5. Jim says:

    Just one obstacle, Morton can’t speak Mandarin, and this show is speaking Mandarin. How about when they switched daddies like season 1, could other daddies understand him? I personally don’t want to see chilam & his son on the show.

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    • sandcherry replied:

      Just curious to know why “don’t you want to see Chilam and his son on the show”?

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      • Jim replied:

        No offense, but Morton is a bit old for the show(not sure if you guys think 7 years old is still young). Again language barrier for them

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      • yoon replied:

        Language shouldn’t be a problem. There’s going to be subtitles.

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      • Sheldon replied:

        But how about the daddies and children in the show, they won’t have subtitles. Anita said that morton’s Mandarin is really bad. How will the other kids and daddies understand him. Can’t always use an interpreter to help them translate. Therefore, that’s the language barrier for the people in the show, not us

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