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During television prime time (between 20:00 to 22:30 on weeknights), the two largest television stations - CZTV and TVBILN release three dramas to compete for viewership. This is a list of all dramas played in 2012 during prime time.

CZTV JadeEdit

First LineEdit

First line series are aired between 20:00 and 20:30, and are sitcoms.

Broadcast
Dates
Drama Title
(English)
Drama Title
(Chinese)
Number of
Episodes
Cast Theme Song Country of Origin
(from 2011)
22 Aug -
28 Dec
Much Ado About Love 無事生愛 370 Linda Chung, Steven Ma, Fala Chen, Benjamin Yuen Relentless Love(無情有愛)by Linda Chung Wiki Nicholasland (Long Region)
31 Dec -
TBA
(into 2013)
Thoughts of Love 正有此意 TBA Wiki Nicholasland

Second LineEdit

Second line series are aired between 20:30 and 21:30, and are primarily dramas of family matters.

Broadcast
Dates
Drama Title
(English)
Drama Title
(Chinese)
Number of
Episodes
Cast Theme Song Country of Origin
Record Missing from 01 Jan - 12 Aug
13 Aug -
7 Sep
Victory of Love 勝利與公正 20 Mandy Law, Nancy Wu, etc. Escape(出走)by Alfred Hui Wiki Nicholasland
10 Sep -
4 Nov
To Be or Not to Be 飛上枝頭變鳳凰 43 Be Proud once in a Life(一生豪情一次)by Chilam Cheung Wiki Nicholasland (Cosmoplay)
5 Nov -
30 Dec
The Family Feud 家族情。仇 42 Raymond Lam, Linda Chung, Moses Chan, Kate Tsui, etc. Live and Die for Love(生死也為愛)by Linda Chung
Heaven of Matches(火柴天堂)by Linda Chung
Wiki Nicholasland (Free State of Torbury)
31 Dec -
25 Jan
(into 2013)
When Cars are in Love 追車迷情 20 Wiki Nicholasland (Cosmoplay)

Third LineEdit

Third line series are aired between 21:30 and 22:30, and are primarily dramas of more mature matters.

Broadcast
Dates
Drama Title
(English)
Drama Title
(Chinese)
Number of
Episodes
Cast Theme Song Country of Origin
Record Missing from 01 Jan - 14 Oct
15 Oct -
9 Nov
Nos Amis Les Humaines 戀上外星人 20 Wiki Nicholasland
12 Nov -
16 Dec
The Journey into Darkness 擲心之旅 27 Raymond Lam, Damian Lau, Leila Tong, Bosco Wong, etc. Dark Choose Bright by Eason Chan Wiki Nicholasland (Watersauga)
17 Dec -
18 Jan
(into 2013)
That's Who She Met 夢飛行 25 Cilla Kung, Dickson Wong, Mandy Wong, Him Law, Evergreen Mak, Edwin Siu, etc. Dream to Fly(夢飛行)by Joyce Cheng Wiki Nicholasland (Watersauga, Cosmoplay)

TVBILN Channel 21Edit

First LineEdit

First line series are aired between 20:00 and 20:30, and are primarily sitcoms. The sitcoms are normally "in sync" with Hong Kong's TVB.

Broadcast
Dates
Drama Title
(English)
Drama Title
(Chinese)
Number of
Episodes
Cast Theme Song Country of Origin
(from 2012)
31 Oct -
13 May
Til Love Do Us Lie 結。分@謊情式 139 Kiki Sheung, Hanjin Tan, etc. Right on Time by Kiki Sheung, Hanjin Tan HKG Hong Kong
14 May -
(into 2013)
Come Home Love 愛。回家 500 Florence Kwok, etc. Come Home Love(愛。回家)by Joyce Cheng HKG Hong Kong

Second LineEdit

Second line series are aired between 20:30 and 21:30. These are primarily re-run classic series that have previously been aired, sometimes they are new series that are "in sync" with Hong Kong's TVB. If a bracket with a year number is marked beside the drama's title, it indicates that this is a rerun of the series from that particular year.

Broadcast
Dates
Drama Title
(English)
Drama Title
(Chinese)
Number of
Episodes
Cast Theme Song Country of Origin
Record Missing from 01 Jan - 29 Apr
30 Apr -
8 Jun
House of Harmony and Vengeance 耀舞長安 20 Linda Chung, Myolie Wu, Evergreen Mak, Bobby Auyeung, etc. Love Song(愛歌)by Wong Cho Lam, Louis Yuen, Johnson Lee HKG Hong Kong
11 Jun -
6 Jul
No Good Either Way 衝呀!瘦薪兵團 20 Louis Yuen, Ruco Chan, Krystal Tin, Gill Mohindepaul Singh, etc. Salary Reduction(瘦薪族)by Louis Yuen, Ruco Chan, Gill Mohindepaul Singh HKG Hong Kong
Record Missing from 7 Jun - 21 Oct
22 Oct -
14 Dec
Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles 名媛望族 40 Damian Lau, Tavia Yeung, Kenneth Ma, Ron Ng This Moment(此時此刻)by Fiona Sit
Sometimes(有時)by Ron Ng
HKG Hong Kong
18 Dec -
19 Jan
(into 2013)
Friendly Fire 法網狙擊 26 Michael Tse, Sammy Leung, Sharon Chan, etc. Mysterious Life(疑幻人生)by Michael Tse, Sammy Leung HKG Hong Kong

Third LineEdit

Third line series are aired between 21:30 and 22:30. These are primarily new top-hit series from TVB, and are typically "in sync" with Hong Kong's TVB. If a bracket with a year number is marked beside the drama's title, it indicates that this is a rerun of the series from that particular year.

Broadcast
Dates
Drama Title
(English)
Drama Title
(Chinese)
Number of
Episodes
Cast Theme Song Country of Origin
(from 2011)
21 Nov -
1 Jan
When Heaven Burns 天與地 30 Bowie Lam, Moses Chan, Charmaine Sheh, etc. When Heaven Burns(天與地)by Paul Wong
Ignorance of Youth(年少無知)by Moses Chan, Bowie Lam, Kenny Wong
HKG Hong Kong
3 Jan -
12 Feb
L'Escargot 缺宅男女 30 Linda Chung, Sonija Kwok, Michael Miu, Michael Tse, Mandy Wong, Him Law, Ron Ng, etc. Sad City Diary(傷城記)by Linda Chung, Ron Ng HKG Hong Kong
13 Feb -
16 Mar
The Hippocratic Crush On Call 36 小時 25 Kenneth Ma, Tavia Yeung, Him Law, Mandy Wong, etc. Drama(連續劇)by Joey Yung HKG Hong Kong
19 Mar -
13 Apr
Daddy Good Deeds 當旺爸爸 20 Edwin Siu, Linda Chung, Ha Yu, Cilla Kung, etc. Never Put it in Mind(從未在意)by Edwin Siu HKG Hong Kong
Record Missing from 13 Apr - 02 Jul
2 Jul -
27 Jul
Witness Insecurity 護花危情 20 Bosco Wong, Linda Chung, Cilla Kung, etc. Most Fortunate Thing(最幸福的事)by Linda Chung HKG Hong Kong
30 Jul -
25 Aug
Ghetto Justice 2 怒火街頭2 21 Kevin Cheng, Myolie Wu, etc. No Time to Regret(沒時間後悔)by MC Jin, Hanjin Tan HKG Hong Kong
27 Aug -
23 Sep
Divas in Distress 巴不得媽媽... 22 Liza Wang, Mandy Law, Him Law, etc. In Heart(在心中)by Edmund Leung HKG Hong Kong
24 Sep -
4 Nov
Highs and Lows 雷霆掃毒 30 Michael Miu, Raymond Lam, Kate Tsui, Elaine Ng, Ella Koon, etc. End of Naiveness(幼稚完)by Raymond Lam HKG Hong Kong
5 Nov -
30 Nov
7 Days in Life (2011) 隔離七日情(2011) 20 Bosco Wong, Sonija Kwok, Steven Ma, Joyce Cheng, etc. Love ASAP(盡快愛)by Bosco Wong HKG Hong Kong
3 Dec -
14 Dec
Mysteries of Love (2010)
Two episodes a day, continuing to fourth line.
談情說案(2010) 20 Raymond Lam, Tavia Yeung, Bernice Liu, Kenneth Ma, etc. Until You Cannot Find Me(直到你不找我)by Raymond Lam HKG Hong Kong
17 Dec -
11 Jan
(into 2013)
Missing You 幸福摩天輪 20 Linda Chung, Jason Chan, Cilla Kung, etc. Fortune Song(幸福歌)by Linda Chung HKG Hong Kong

Fourth LineEdit

Occasionally, TVBILN chooses to air more series during the segment 22:30 to 23:30. These series are either replay of midnight news, or the specific series listed below during these dates. In case of a series airing, the midnight news will be moved to air between 23:30 and 00:30 instead.

Broadcast
Dates
Drama Title
(English)
Drama Title
(Chinese)
Number of
Episodes
Cast Theme Song Country of Origin
Midnight News from 01 Jan - 02 Dec
3 Dec -
14 Dec
Mysteries of Love (2010)
Two episodes a day, continued from third line.
談情說案(2010) 20 Raymond Lam, Tavia Yeung, Bernice Liu, Kenneth Ma, etc. Until You Cannot Find Me(直到你不找我)by Raymond Lam HKG Hong Kong
Midnight News from 15 Dec - 31 Dec

TVBILN Channel 25Edit

TVBILN Channel 25 airs different contents in different administrative divisions, and are primarily contents in regional languages and other languages. If a bracket with a year number is marked beside the drama's title, it indicates that this is a rerun of the series from that particular year. Records are incomplete as dramas are aired on an irregular schedule on Channel 25.

Broadcast
Dates
Time Slot Drama Title
(English)
Drama Title
(Chinese)
# of
Ep.
Language Region that is aired Cast Theme Song Country of Origin
24 Jun -
12 Aug
22:00 - 23:30
(Sat & Sun)[1]
Tiger Cubs 飛虎 13 Cantonese Kingdom-wide Joe Ma, Jessica Hsuan, Christine Kuo, Him Law, etc. Basis of My Peers(身邊的依據)by Joe Ma HKG Hong Kong

FootnotesEdit

  1. Except 25 June, 30 June, 7 July. These Saturdays did not feature this series. The final episode aired on 12 August was aired from 22:00 to 00:00.

See alsoEdit


2012 CZTV Dramas and Productions

First Line Series | 20:00 - 20:30

Much Ado About Love

Second Line Series | 20:30 - 21:30

Victory of LoveTo Be or Not To BeThe Family Feud

Third Line Series | 21:30 - 22:30

Nos Amis Les HumainsThe Journey of DarknessThat's Who She Met

2012 CZTV Sales Presentation2011 CZTV series2013 CZTV series


Television Prime Time content by years
201220132014201520162017

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