MBC Delays New 2018 Drama Premieres Until March to Catch Up on Filming and Will Air 2018 Winter Olympics in Feb

I think this is a great idea but have a feeling that the network is parlaying a scheduling blip into great publicity. MBC has announced that it won’t be airing any new K-dramas until March 2017, when the current crop of prime time dramas Two Cops on Mon-Tues and I am Not a Robot on Wed-Thurs end in January the network will take a hiatus. New K-dramas will premiere a month later in March and MBC has said it wants to take time to film properly and be prepared. I don’t think their decision is prompted by the current disaster with filming safety that has befallen tvN drama Hwayugi but rather by the 2018 Pyeongchong Winter Olympics in February 2018 which MBC will air every night for two weeks anyways and preempt their dramas. It makes sense to delay new dramas until after the Olympics, and if there is goodwill to come of it by spinning that MBC cares about filming conditions than all the better because that’s a great end result. Continue reading