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ABC DJ

Language: English
Duration: 13x30mins
Cast: Fiona Xie, Adrian Pang

An American-born Chinese boy is sent to Singapore to live with a conservative Chinese family and that can only spell one thing: m-a-y-h-e-m!

ABCDJ is about a Singapore Chinese family, headed by a sinseh called Goh (Liu Qianyi) coming to terms with the fact that Goh’s sifu, the respected Master Zhang has sent his rich and spoilt Americanised son, Dong Jin or DJ (Eugene Lee) to live with them to learn to be a ‘good Chinese boy’ to much hilarious effect.

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Achar

Language: English
Duration: 2x13x30mins

Achar! is about wedding blues, newly wed pangs and the battle of the sexes. It's about the clash between the young and the old, where cultures and personalities collide. It's about whether to say yes, or no, or maybe. It's about whether to give in or be stubborn. It's about whether to wear a saree or kwa. It's about whether to cook hot curry or steamed fish, and the hope of finding something in between. It's about love holding the pieces together, when all else fails.

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Calefare

Language: English
Duration: 13x30mins
Cast: Gurmit Singh, Fiona Xie, Benjamin Heng, Tracy Tan, Mastura Ahmad, Vadi

The unsung heroes of the television industry - "calefare" in Asia refers to the extras or background artistes, whom you probably see on TV regularly, but wouldn't recognise in the street if you bump into them.

Five misfits try to pursue their dreams and fame in the television industry as "Calefare", hoping to be discovered one day and upgrade to become real actors. Armed with their aspirations and dedication, they become permanent "Calefares" of an epic television drama. Witness the other part of the television industry as the five fend off weird directors, assistant directors from hell, and snobbish actors to much comic effect.

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Maggi & Me

Language: English
Duration: 13x30mins
Cast: Fiona Xie, Adrian Pang

Johnny, a con man with a heart who meets Maggi, a ghost without a past. In an unlikely partnership, Johnny helps Maggi uncover the mystery to her past while Maggi helps Johnny in his 'business' of connecting the living with the dead.

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Living with Lydia

Language: English

Imagine placing polar opposites from two different worlds and their entire families in the same household and you will get: Living with Lydia. This is a hilarious and loud production starring non other than the lady of humour, Lydia Sum herself.

An old man dies, leaving his property to his grandson Billy and his Hong Kong born god-daughter, Lydia. Lydia and Billy are forced to stay together because in his will he states that whoever lives in the house with their family and “fill it with the sound of laughter and the pitter patter of little feet” shall inherit the property solely, along with a tidy sum of money.

The only problem is that Lydia is the exact opposite of Billy. She is a little disorganised, relies heavily on post-its to remind herself of appointments and to-do list BUT Billy is a control freak, and absolutely neat. In fact, he follows a strict daily routine – gets up at 6am, brushes teeth for 3 minutes etc.

Adding more laughter to this sitcom is Billy’s equally freaky son, Max and Lydia’s children, clueless fashion victim, Apple and hyper-active Jordan. Get ready for endless fun and laughter when you catch ‘Living with Lydia’!

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Oh Carol!

Language: English
Duration: 13x30mins

OH CAROL is a half hour comedy about the working and personal life of Carol Chong, played by Carol Cheng. Carol works as an accounts director in an advertising firm. Her work is good. Her dating life is smooth. Until one day, her sister absconded to Venice and dumps her whole family on Carol. Now Carol has to take care of a sharp tongued mother, a jovial slacker of a brother, and a niece who keeps waking her up in the middle of the night because her niece has trouble answering nature's call in a strange house.

On top of comedic family entanglements, Carol has to contend with a new colleague in her office, Wendy Oh, who is a master of the art of manja, and has the ability to bend the wife phobic boss, under her thumb, and could take over Carol's position if Carol doesn't update herself on the arts of manja. Fortunately she has help in the guise of her best friend, Sam..her flamboyant creative director who has a thing for his thing of beauty, that is, his nose.

All in all, a delightful half hour of fun as we see Carol trying valiantly to juggle her family and work.

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Police and Thief

Language: English

Imagine this. You’re a policeman. Hardworking, highly motivated, and a good father to your two young sons.

You’re looking for a nice neighborhood. Close to a good school. Above all, a clean, decent place with cheerful, civilized neighbors. After many years of search, you finally found the perfect place. You’ve moved in. Your boys are in a good school. You’re finally settled in and life flows along like a country song – simple and uncluttered. Till one morning when you’re jerked awake, from your sweet slumber by… The CROWING of a ROOSTER.. You realize it’s your new neighbor’s pet. And who’s your new neighbor? He is a… A lean, tanned, loud mouthed man with dyed blond hair, and tattoo on his arm, hauling furniture into the flat next to yours and you realize with horror that…YOUR NEW NEIGHBOR IS A GANGSTER…who owns a rooster that can pick 4D.

You think there must be some mistake. But no, the gangster is really moving in. You find out he’s married, just like yourself. With two young kids, just like yourself. You warn your boys to avoid the rude man and to never ever play with the two kids next door. But to your dismay, your two sons end up playing with the two kids next door. What results is a hilarious look into the trials and tribulations of living next to your neighbour - who just happens to be a tough-talking law-breaking ‘Ah Beng’. Don't miss Mark Lee doing what he does best - acting cocky and crazy as Gangster-turned-stylist Lee Tok Kong, and Suhaimi Yusof as the law-enforcing Sergeant Dollah!

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I Not Stupid

Duration: 18x30mins

Adapted from the movie blockbuster of the same title "I Not Stupid", this 18-episode drama will make you laugh and cry at the same time. Jack Neo, the creator of the movie, chose to use the simple yet hilarious story of three young children and their families from different social backgrounds to create a social satire touching on issues such as the focus on academic excellence in a highly competitive society as well as the importance of the Chinese. While the children suffer from pressure from school, parents and the educational system, their parents too, are not spared from the ever-stressful rat race.

With original cast and added dosage of humor and touching stories, this programme is bounce to appeal to viewers of all ages.

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My Genie

Duration: S1: 30x30mins, S2: 20x30mins

"My Genie" is a fairytale-based sitcom that's a cross between Little Mermaid and Aladdin. It is a refreshing departure from the usual lifestyle-themed sitcoms.

It tells of how a rigid computer programmer gets a rude shock when he makes a wish at a wishing well. While he wishes to be a famous writer, he gets a genie in return. A young and inexperienced genie to be exact. Before he knows it, he and his conniving flatmate are thrown into a topsy-turvy world of magical powers and blunders as a result of this bungling genie. Watch out for this extremely funny comic caper!

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The Right Frequency

Duration: 3x26x30mins

The '60s was a fascinating period when woman paraded in puffy skirts with big polka dots, ice balls and home-delivered kok kok mee were popular fare, and listening to radio, not television-watching was the pastime of the masses. Rekindle the sixties lifestyle with this sitcom, which evolves around the radio announcers, their relatives, friends and relationship with one another.

In Season III, the story moves into the year 1968, around the time when the TV station was first set up and the comic duo, Wang Sa and Ye Feng started to gain popularity.

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Katong Ms Oh

Duration: 13x30mins

To escape from her mum's constant nagging about marriage, the 31-year-old Miss Oh (Zoe Tay) finds a job in a student hostel as a matron. Her ditzy and carefree disposition irks her miserly and stingy boss, Chao Ah Beng, (Mark Lee) so much, that he often exchanges sparks with her not without much comical results.

But much as he dislikes her, Ah Beng bites his lips and puts up with her for the sake of the business. Afterall, Miss Oh posses excellent PR skills and is a hit with the boarders and their oft-rich parents. Without her, the business would be trouble.

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