Top 10 Chinese TV Shows

Speaking of Chinese variety TV shows, many people will first think of “Happy Camp” and “If You Are the One,” however in fact there are lots of other variety shows like “The Voice of China.”  Various TV shows catches eyes of Chinese people. Now let us take a look at the 10 most popular television shows in China. You may click links below to watch the latest online shows (absolutely free):

1. Fei Cheng Wu Rao or If You Are the One 非诚勿扰

If You Are the One is a Chinese dating show hosted by Meng Fei. The show is launched by Jiangsu TV and airs on weekend nights at 21:05 on Jiangsu TV. The show have won tremendous success and has been one of the highest-rated shows in the country. The show is so popular and has attracted attention of many foreign media.

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2. Happy Camp 快乐大本营

Happy Camp is produced by Hunan TV Station, the most successful provincial level station in the country. Started from 1997, the programme has remained in production since then. The show airs at 20:10 every Saturday night on Hunan TV. The programme was hosted by He Jiong, Li Weijia, Xie Na, Du Haitao, and Wu Xin. This entertaining variety show usually interview well-known celebrities from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and sometimes promote movies and TV series. This show is extremely popular among young girls and housewives.

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3. The Voice of China 中国好声音

The Voice of China is a Chinese a reality singing competition show which started from 2012 on the Zhejiang Television. This show is based on The Voice of Holland, a Dutch reality television show. The programme is organized in a way that singers are chosen in blind auditions, where the four celebrity judges can’t see their faces, but can only listen to their songs. Once the talents are selected, they are divided into four teams and finally compete for the championship.

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4. Day Day Up 天天向上

Day Day Up is a Chinese talk show programmes launched by Hunan TV. The show  first appeared on TV in 2008 and is co-hosted by 7 male idol hosts including Wang Han, Ou Di and Tian Yuan. The show usually invites adorable public figures to carry forward Chinese etiquette and culture. The show has gained great popularity among students and other young people for its hilarious humor.

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5. KangXi Lai Le  康熙來了

KangXi Lai Le is a Taiwan variety-comedy talk show hosted by Dee Hsu and Kevin Tsai. The show currently is broadcast Monday to Friday at 22:00-23:00 on CTi Variety. The hosts interview many celebrities and politicians and often talk on a variety of controversial topics. The programme has been one of the highest rated TV shows in Taiwan and gained great popularity for its comedy elements and intellectual interviews.

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6.  Only You 非你莫属

Only You is a job-seeking reality TV show produced by Tianjin TV. It currently airs at 21:21 pm on Sunday and Monday nights on Tianjin TV. The programme often stirs controversy‎ among netizens, many complain that Zhang Shaogang, the host of the show, and the boss interviewers are rude and sometimes deliberately humiliate the job seekers.

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7.  One out of 100  百里挑一

One Out of 100 is a popular matchmaking show on Shanghai Broadcast Network. It is usually broadcast at 21:05 every Friday evening. This show is another popular dating show just after the famous If You Are The One. The show’s contestants are all beautiful, well-educated, elegant and clever. The girls in this show aim to find a loving counterpart instead of focusing on money.

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8. Fall In Love 爱情连连看

Fall In Love is a blind date and match-making reality show. This TV programme usually airs on Monday and Tuesday on Zhejiang TV Station. During the show, the programmes will first help male and female guests to find a dozen of  the host and a psychologist give advice to man or woman to promote their communication skills.

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9. Xingguang Dadao 星光大道

Xingguang Dadao, or Star Way, is a popular TV program produced by national television CCTV. The show has been with high ratings since its first appearance in 2005. It offers a platform for grassroot talents to show their songs, dances and other unusual skills before watchers of the whole country. It also provides a stage where foreign contestants get a fighting chance at fame.

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10. Take Me Out 我们约会吧

Take Me Out is a reality dating game show by Hunan Satellite Television. The show pays more attention to leftover women and men. The former host was He Jiong and now Qiu Qiming.

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Among all above Chinese variety TV shows, it seems that reality dating shows take the majority over others. Please let me know which is your favorite one by leaving a comment below or suggest if you have any other good shows that are not listed here.

5 Responses

  1. Don says:

    The media paints a scary picture of China. Most of that is the Political baboons. Get to know the people. What they watch and what they find entertaining is much like what Americans like to watch.

  2. Rishe says:

    Today there are many Chinese TV shows are from South Korea or Japan

  3. SGdude says:

    i think i know. its from taiwan introducing cultures in various parts of china (PRC). the moves to go to a region of china and they will give out a question. the LAN GU (蓝姑) that gives questions occasionally is like CHANCE card i suppose. name of the program is 江山万里情 (i think i spelt that correctly). it was aired before 2000 and had already stopped. The male host is CAO QI TAI (i dont know how to spell his chinese name).

    It was my fav show back during my school days, lol, bring back memories. I hope thats the show you are talking about (i hope)

    if thats the show. you can find some of the clips in youtube (using 江山万里情 as search)

  4. Zasher Fgg K says:

    anyone remember the name of this china tv game-variety show that use the mechanical of monopoly to dive into each town ‘s culture and foods and there an flower Gù that do poem-rap bit whenever she come on, the host is an pair of couple , forget the lady looklike , the guy is kinda brainly type that wear glasses

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