From Now On, Showtime!

From Now On, Showtime! (Korean지금부터, 쇼타임!; RRJigeumbuteo, Syotaim!) is a 2022 South Korean television series starring Park Hae-jin, Jin Ki-joo, and Jung Joon-ho. The series, directed by Lee Hyeong-min and Jeong Sang-hee for Samhwa Networks, is about a mysterious magician Cha Cha-woong and a hot-blooded policeman working with ghosts to solve cases based on hidden clues.[4][5] It premiered on MBC on April 23, 2022, and aired every Saturday and Sunday at 20:40 (KST) till June 12, 2022.[6] It is also pre-sold to OTT media services in over 190 countries.[7]

From Now On, Showtime!
Showtime Begins!.jpg
Promotional poster
Also known as
  • Showtime Begins!
  • It's Showtime![1]
Hangul지금부터, 쇼타임!
Revised RomanizationJigeumbuteo, Syotaim!
Genre
Created by
  • Hong Seok-woo (MBC)
  • Viu (production investment)[2]
Written byHa Yoon-ah[3]
Directed by
  • Lee Hyeong-min[3]
  • Jeong Sang-hee[3]
Starring
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Production
Running time60 minutes
Production companySamhwa Networks[3]
DistributorMBC
Release
Original networkMBC TV
Picture formatUHDTV
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseApril 23 (2022-04-23) –
June 12, 2022 (2022-06-12)

SynopsisEdit

The series is a romantic comedy between Cha Cha-woong (Park Hae-jin), a magician and employer of ghosts, and a passionate but hot blooded female police officer Go Seul-hae (Jin Ki-joo) with supernatural powers.

Cast and charactersEdit

MainEdit

  • Park Hae-jin as Cha Cha-woong, a ghost employer and famous magician.[8]
    • Seo Dong-hyun as young Cha Cha-woong[9]
  • Jin Ki-joo as Go Seul-hae, a hot blooded cop with supernatural powers.[10]
    • Oh Ye-joo as young Go Seul-hae[11]
  • Jung Joon-ho as General Choi Gum, he protected the Cha Cha-woong family from generation to generation[12]

SupportingEdit

People around Cha WoongEdit

  • Jung Suk-yong as Deputy Nam Sang-geon[13]
Father Teresa of 'Magic Factory'.
In charge of power, chief magician. A former gangster with a phoenix-patterned shirt and a gold necklace.
In charge of mechanical and electronic equipment, beautiful employee.
Cha Woong's shaman grandfather. He has been serving the general god Choi Gum throughout his life.
Cha Sa-geum's longtime colleague, she has the 'Immortal Grandma' as her body.
  • Jang Ha-eun as Cheon Ye-ji, granddaughter of Na Geum-ok.

People around Go Seul-haeEdit

  • Kim Jong-Tae as Ko Young-Sik
  • Kim Jong-hoon as Seo Hee-soo, Go Seul-hae's longtime unrequited love and the police detective team leader.[18]

PoliceEdit

  • Jeong Jae-sung as Seo Chang-ho, Hee-soo's father[19]
  • Choi Moo-in as Min Hong-sik, gag maniac police station chief.
  • Ahn Jung-kwon as Kim Il-kyung, a sincere and reliable sergeant as Seulhae's senior.
  • Kim Hee-jae as Lee Yong-ryeol.[20]
He is an adjunct gunner and a patrol partner for Seulhae
  • Yang Joo-ho as Byeon Tae-sik, a detective at a powerful police station.[21]
  • Choi Young-woo as An Shi-hoon, youngest detective[22]
  • Kim Jong-hoon as Hee-su

OthersEdit

  • Ahn Chang-hwan as Tae-chun, It is that will instill intense tension.[23]
  • Seo Dong-hyun
  • Ha Sung-kwang
  • Lee Eun-gyeol[24]

Special appearanceEdit

ProductionEdit

Park Hae-jin confirmed main lead in the series in May 2021.[30] Jin Ki-joo was offered main lead opposite Park Hae-jin in July 2021.[31] Jung Joon-ho received offer to appear in the series in August 2021.[32]

Samhwa Networks has signed a supply contract with PCCW, Vuclip in Singapore to sell worldwide broadcasting rights licenses on September 27, 2021, for ten years.[33]

Script reading for the series was held on October 6, 2021, at MBC in Sangam, Mapo-gu, Seoul,[34] and filming began on October 14.[35]

There will also be works of art by actor Park Ki-woong that have not yet aired in the drama.[36]

On February 18, 2022, the script reading was released.[37]

Original soundtrackEdit

From Now On, Showtime!
Soundtrack album by
Various
Released2022
GenreSoundtrack
Language
Label
  • 2%Entertainment
  • Music Ground
  • Abyss Company

Part 1Edit

Released on April 20, 2022 (2022-04-20)[38]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Freak Show"Zozo (ELDORADO), Park Bo-jeong, Heo Jeong-eun, Yoon Kyung, Audi Mok, Tysha TiarZaydro, Audi Mok, Tysha TiarJeon So-yeon3:34
2."Freak Show" (inst.)   3:34

Part 2Edit

Released on April 24, 2022 (2022-04-24)[39]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."I'll Be There"RGBYRGBYAhn Da-eun4:33
2."I'll Be There" (inst.)   4:33

Part 3Edit

Released on May 1, 2022 (2022-05-01)[40]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Time"Kim Dae-wonDohyeong Lee(AUG), Kim DaewonPaulkyte3:37
2."Time" (inst.)   3:37

Part 4Edit

Released on May 8, 2022 (2022-05-08)[41]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Eheradiya" (에헤라디야)My Neighbor's Bachelor, Brandon PaikBachelor Next Door, Brandon PaikBae Ki-sung3:11
2."Eheradiya" (inst.)   3:11

Part 5Edit

Released on May 15, 2022 (2022-05-15)[42][43]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."FALLIN"ONCLASSAKim Chang-rak, Kim Soo-bin, Jo Sae-hee (AIMING)Kim Hee-jae [ko]3:11
2."FALLIN" (inst.)   3:11

Part 6Edit

Released on May 22, 2022 (2022-05-22)[44]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."YOU YOU YOU"Bronco DivisionBronco DivisionFloody3:47
2."YOU YOU YOU" (inst.)   3:47

Part 7Edit

Released on May 29, 2022 (2022-05-29)[45]
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Dandelion Seed" (민들레씨)WARMITWARMITThick3:01
2."Dandelion Seed" (inst.)   3:01

ViewershipEdit

From Now On, Showtime : South Korea viewers per episode (thousands)
SeasonEpisode numberAverage
12345678910111213141516
1N/AN/A697N/AN/A823651883612740647756N/AN/ATBD732TBD
Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by °Nielsen Korea.[46]
Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
Nielsen Korea[47][48] TNmS[49]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
1 April 23, 2022 2.8% (29th)
2 April 24, 2022 3.6% (23rd)
3 April 30, 2022 2.3% (36th)
4 May 1, 2022 3.3% (25th) 3.3% (19th)
5 May 7, 2022 2.8% (28th)
6 May 8, 2022 4.1% (12th) 4.3% (12th) 4.8% (9th)
7 May 14, 2022 3.3% (19th) 3.6% (18th)
8 May 15, 2022 4.6% (8th) 4.8% (7th) 4.6% (12th)
9 May 21, 2022 2.6% (28th)
10 May 22, 2022 3.8% (15th) 3.9% (14th) 4.0% (17th)
11 May 28, 2022 3.2% (23rd) 4.2% (15th)
12 May 29, 2022 4.2% (12th) 3.7% (17th) 4.4% (14th)
13 June 4, 2022 2.7% (28th)
14 June 5, 2022 3.1% (25th) 3.8% (19th)
15 June 11, 2022 3.2% (26th)
16 June 12, 2022 4.2% (15th) 4.3% (11th) 4.7% (13th)
Average
  • In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • N/A denotes that the rating is not known.

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