Chicago Typewriter, the currently airing Friday and Saturday drama of tvN will now air 30 minutes later than its original broadcast time.
A tvN source said in a statement, “Friday-Saturday drama ‘Chicago Typewriter’ will air at 8:30 instead of 8:00 starting from the ninth episode until the last 16th episode.” The source explained that they had to make the adjustment because of the change of the viewer’s lifestyle patterns and encouraged the viewers to look forward to the “second half of the story as it delves into the plot.”
In South Korea now, more people spend time outdoors because of the change in the weather. The network has observed a drop in the ratings for the drama but it did not disclose whether or not that is one of the reasons behind the change in the broadcast time for the drama.
In addition to the change in airing schedule, tvN also announced the pre-emption of Chicago Typewriter’s episodes this week because of the numerous holidays during the first week of May. Instead, it will air on Saturday a special episode with behind-the-scenes footage narrated by Go Kyung-pyo, who portrays one of the three main characters of the drama.
In the special episode, fans will get to see Go Kyung-pyo in his softer and funnier side. In the drama, he plays the role of a mysterious ghost writer.
Chicago Typewriter is about the story of reincarnated individuals who originally lived during the time when the Japanese occupied South Korea. Yooh Ah-in plays the main character, a famous writer who suffers a career slump and is forced to work with a ghost writer played by Go Kyung-pyo. Things become harder for the famous author as he discovers an unbelievable fact about Go Kyung-pyo’s character and sees memories of his past life that involves the ghost writer and a woman played by Im So-jung.