“Sergeant Tabloid” Airing in Hong Kong on March 11

By on March 7, 2013 in TV Dramas

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It came as a surprise when TVB decided to first release the high-budget Sergeant Tabloid <女警愛作戰> overseas before airing it in Hong Kong. Starring Niki Chow (周麗淇) in her first role as a police officer and Michael Tse (謝天華) as Niki’s unconventional partner in crime, the romantic comedy cop drama generated much publicity in Hong Kong during its first few months of production. Niki and Michael’s refreshing pairing, as well as the serial’s exhilarating new take on femininity and policewomen, made the serial into one of the most anticipated TVB dramas of 2012.

Sergeant Tabloid’s positive overseas reception just gave TVB more of a reason to air it in Hong Kong. Impressed by its positive reception from overseas audiences, producer Nelson Cheung (張乾文) announced last summer that not only will the serial get a release in Hong Kong, TVB will also be looking into developing a sequel if Sergeant Tabloid becomes a commercial success in the region.

A “revamped” Sergeant Tabloid, with extra action sequences, improved graphics, and a new soundtrack, will premiere in Hong Kong’s Jade channel this Monday, March 11.

Producer Cheung stated, “The new scenes are filmed according to the response from our overseas audiences. Everything will be re-edited, and previous deleted scenes will be added.”

Niki Chow and Michael Tse were invited to record the drama’s theme song, “The Center Point” <中心點>, which will be included in its opening theme video. Overseas versions of Sergeant Tabloid only had an opening credit video with theme music.

Synopsis

Sergeant Tabloid 3aSergeant Tabloid tells the story of Lui Fei Hap (Niki Chow), a sergeant from the Emergency Unit of the Hong Kong Police Force. Already in her thirties and having gone through numerous empty love relationships in the past, she was positive that her current boyfriend, Tung Siu Leung (guest star Vincent Wong 王浩信) will be the one for her. But she is let down in love once again after discovering that her perfect man turned out to be a wanted drug baron.

A1 (Michael Tse), a highly competitive and ambitious tabloid reporter, decides to publish her unfortunate story, angering Fei Hap. They cross paths in the most unexpected ways, and though the two regard each other as mortal enemies, there is no denying that the unlikely duo has chemistry whenever they are together.

Fei Hap is reluctant to start a new relationship with her subordinate, the handsome and much younger Prince (Matthew Ko 高鈞賢). Little does she expect that her unyielding new superior, Madam Kill (Mandy Wong 黃智雯), also has an interest in him.

Incorporated with a comedic twist, the 25-episode cop drama will cover many major criminal cases. Some of the positively-received side plots among the show are A1 and Fei Hap’s undercover work in a male prostitution den and a haunted apartment mystery.

The new Hong Kong version also includes an explosive episode that will feature guest stars Evergreen Mak (麥長青) and Macy Chan (陳美詩). Portraying a pair of drug traffickers, the couple wreaks havoc in the city, sending the Hong Kong Police Force into a confusing frenzy. Evergreen and Macy’s episode will be exclusive to the Hong Kong broadcast.

Oceane Zhu (朱璇), William Chak (翟威廉), Koni Lui (呂慧儀), Benz Hui (許紹雄), and Grace Wong (王君馨) also star in the serial.

Source: ihktv.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

37 comments to “Sergeant Tabloid” Airing in Hong Kong on March 11

  1. lolly says:

    Yawn lah! I watched ep1 and stopped! This is super boring!

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  2. Larry 3 says:

    by extending the series to 25, will it have a wedding or a cliffhanger?

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    • Larry 3 replied:

      Might as well rewatch it, just to see more boobs.

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      • Godon Lim replied:

        LOL I forgot about that. Hmmmm.

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  3. UNI says:

    anything with Niki chow as one of the leads, you know it’s not worth watching.

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    • Godon Lim replied:

      She ain’t that bad….a bit tom-boyish, but yeah. Still better than the “hot” noobs like Rebecca Zhu and Eliza.

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      • jayne replied:

        Actually I find Niki Chow to be beautiful, especially her flawless skin and bright eyes. She may not be the most curvaceous, but she has an arresting face. Certainly more beautiful than even recent Miss HK winners.

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      • Gar replied:

        Totally agree with Jayne on Niki’s looks. She does have amazing flawless skin that glows. Just look at the above pic of her. I wish I could have skin like that.

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      • crowd replied:

        plastic

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      • azndoraemon replied:

        I always think Nikki is pretty with big bright eyes and clear youth skin. I thought you had an award before, (not sure which old drama) I think it has Daimen Lau and Kevin. I love her acting.

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    • Larry 3 replied:

      She has improve her acting quite alot since her early days at TVB.

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    • milktea replied:

      It’s kinda funny the way Niki speaks, always in very low tone, this is why I find her boring. Am I the only one ? Hope she improves.

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  4. Godon Lim says:

    Oh lord. This series is ancient in my book. It aired in the USA early 2012. In short it was boring. Though, I’d like to see the new ending.

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  5. sushiroll says:

    snnoze…..no wonder they are airing ip man with kevin cheng in australia.

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    • jayne replied:

      “Ip Man” is being shown on Monday in US TVB cable channel too. Actually, I’ll tune in and give it a chance.

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    • Dr. M replied:

      yeah, i was wondering about that!

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    • 939393 replied:

      they’re airing Ip man in malaysia too

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  6. Lyle says:

    Am I the only one who quite like this series? Lol I don’t think it was that bad but worth watching. It could of been better so maybe this new version can be even better

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    • Lyle replied:

      I mean compared to some of the ones that aired last year, this was one of the better ones

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    • Larry 3 replied:

      I like it too, I hope some parts of the series will receive some adjustments to get rid of some boring parts and some new edits especially needed a theme song which it will get.

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  7. asdfjkl; says:

    what will be the warehoused series broadcast overseas when this is airing in hong kong?

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  8. Selena says:

    Already watched this last year.

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  9. Joanna says:

    I will watch any show where the actress can speak proper Cantonese. A show where i do not need to rely on the subtitles. A show where the lead actress is not showing off her clevarage and trying to act cute…

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  10. Kidd says:

    “Producer Cheung stated, “The new scenes are filmed according to the response from our overseas audiences. “

    So, us overseas audiences are screen test audience?

    “It came as a surprise when TVB decided to first release the high-budget Sergeant Tabloid overseas before airing it in Hong Kong.”

    I didn’t know it’s a high-budget production. I always thought of it as small budget production. It feels like one while I watching it last year.

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    • Larry 3 replied:

      TVB does this every year and its getting pathetic. They use a monkey for quality control.

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      It was an enjoyable series though with some good performances. So what’s taking over this timeslot I wonder since we already watched it?

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    • Kidd replied:

      Yeap. I find this series really enjoyable too.

      Many small budget series are more enjoyable that high budget series.

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  11. Eunice says:

    So is there a difference between the Hong Kong version and the overseas version? Is only the ending different, or will there be extra scenes throughout the series added on? I’m deciding on whether to re-watch this. I know that there’s a themesong now…when they aired this overseas, it was too rushed that there was no themesong.

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    • Larry 3 replied:

      Supposedly they have extra scenes then 4 NEW episodes at the end. Hopefully it wont be draggy and less boring.

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  12. H says:

    Can’t wait to see Elaine as the crazy person! She was great!

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  13. yoga says:

    Anyone here from Malaysia ?Is this serial air in malaysia astro on demand again or the astro on demand air Kevin Cheng IP man next week to replace season of love,jayne or anyone?

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    • milktea replied:

      I thought better question would be:

      “Anyone here working for Astro Malaysia ?”

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      Ip Man is not TVB so it won’t be on AOD. As for what is replacing the last series, I too am curious. Must be another shelved in HK series.

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      • Larry 3 replied:

        I think you guys will watch Sergeant Tabloid again at the same time with Hong Kong.

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  14. Woot says:

    Dang, have to watch this again??

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  15. Vixy says:

    Watched again? I tough is different version.. but all same. Boring

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  16. tania says:

    why is this show showing again??

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