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New Season of Grandpas Over Flowers Among CJ E&M’s Fall Highlights


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CJ E&M has revealed its content lineup for the fall 2018 season, which includes a new installment of the hit reality series Grandpas Over Flowers.

Grandpas Over Flowers will return to CJ E&M’s flagship channel tvN next month. The show looks on as elderly actors travel overseas together. It has been adapted in territories around the globe.

CJ E&M’s fall slate also includes New Journey to the West, an original series that will debut its fifth season in September; Mr. Sunshine, a drama starring Lee Byung-hun and Kim Tae-ri that launches in July; and Memories of the Alhambra, a new fantasy melodrama set in a Spanish hostel.

In addition, there is a third installment of the music survival reality series Produce 48, which premieres next month; Galileo, a sci-fi variety show; Way to Ithaca (working title), which follows two musicians on a journey from Turkey to the titular Greek island; and The Great Escape (working title), a mystery variety show.

CJ E&M officials commented: “Our continued adaption of mega-IP series such as Grandpas Over Flowers and New Journey to the West season by season will enhance our competency in the market. We will work together with global media partners to diversify our growth and revenue model, and aim to become one of the top content players in the industry.”



About Joanna Padovano Tong

Joanna Padovano Tong is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at jpadovano@worldscreen.com.

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