Hindi GECs usher in festivity with new shows, exciting lineups
For television, the festive season began in October, when at least seven new shows were launched
Published - 22-October-2018
It is that time of the year again when Hindi General Entertainment Channels (GECs) don the festive look and go on the full swing, betting high on new shows and exciting lineups to make the television screen more lively.
Given the fact that TV viewing is expected to be high around the festivals, broadcasters have made it a point to create special programming or new shows. The festive season began in October, when Hindi GECs saw the launch of at least seven new shows.
The month started with Star Bharat’s new show Radha Krishn, Star Plus’ dancing reality show Dance Plus 4, SaReGaMaPa's new season on Zee TV, India’s Got Talent's new season on Colors TV, Love Me India on &TV, Alladin on Sab TV and many more.
Taking it a notch higher, Hindi GECs, apart from airing a special lineup for Diwali, are preparing for some more launches. After bringing an assortment of new shows such as Kasauti Zindagi Ki 2 and Dance Plus 4, Star Plus is launching a new mythological show, Karan Sangini, on October 22. Based on Kavita Kane’s novel Karna’s Wife: The Outcast’s Queen, the show will be aired at 7 pm, Monday-Friday. According to media reports, the channel is also bringing a spin-off to one of its most popular and longest running shows Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. Apart from that, the famous show Shararat’s sequel is in the pipeline. Also, Star Bharat’s new offering is Kaal Bhairav Rahasya 2. The date and time of the show have not yet been announced.
Colors’ also released new shows this month, including Bigg Boss, India’s Got Talent and Daastan E Mohabbat. Until December, the channel’s non-fiction slot is packed with Bigg Boss and India’s Got Talent. Khatro Ke Khiladi Season 9 is the next offering.
After launching five new shows in the last one month, the slots are currently full on Zee TV, but there is an upcoming horror show Mohini, which is slated to release by the end of November. The show is still in its initial stages.
Sony Entertainment Television launched its two biggest properties, Indian Idol and KBC's new season last month. The coming months will see the comeback of Kapil Sharma's show, along with Ladies Special and Super Dancer’s new season.