All dates are tentative. Legend of Fuyao may become the only period drama to make it onto network TV this month.
Demon Capturing Record of Zhong Kui 钟馗捉妖记 – Jun 4 Featuring: Yang Rong, Yang Xuwen, Madina Memet Details: 55 episodes, weekly drama on iQiyi
Zhong Kui, the vanquisher of demons, is demoted to the mortal world, and embarks on exciting new adventures with human monster catcher Lingxi.
May 3rd update:Lost in 1949may switch air dates with Tang Yan’s The Way We Were, and premiere on June 11th instead.
New Summer’s Desire 泡沫之夏 – May 8
Featuring: Zhang Xueying, Qin Junjie, Huang Shengchi
Details: 36 episodes, 2 eps every Tues-Thurs on Zhejiang TV
Love triangle between a rich young heir, a budding singer and a movie star.
I’m in the middle of a drama drought right now, though Great Expectations and Women in Beijing’s teasers have caught my interest.
Great Expectations 远大前程 – Apr 1 Featuring: Chen Sicheng, Yuan Hong, Tong Liya, Amber Kuo Details: 58 episodes, daily drama on Hunan TV
A story of love, romance and revenge set in 1920s Shanghai. I’m actually way more excited about the gang lords.
Liehuo Ruge / The Flame’s Daughter 烈火如歌 – Mar 1 Featuring: Dilraba, Vic Chou, Zhang Binbin, Liu Ruilin, Lai Yi
Details: 52 episodes, daily drama on Youku A love triangle between a high-spirited young lady, a devoted yet mysterious man and the heroine’s first love.
Soul Ferry: The Underworld 灵魂摆渡：黄泉篇 – Feb 1 Featuring: Yu Yi, Yue Lina, He Hua Details: Web film on iQiyi
Final installment of the Soul Ferry web series, and revolves around the last Meng Po / Lady of Forgetfulness.
The small screen will be overflowing with military/red dramas due to National Day (Oct 1st) and the People’s Liberation Army’s 90th anniversary, though there will be a couple of idol romance dramas featuring Zheng Kai, Yuan Shanshan, Jiang Xin etc. in between.