On 13 June 2014, MBC announces Wednesday-Thursday drama A New Leaf will now end on episode 16, it’s originally slated for 18 episodes. This has nothing to do with the rating (which I think it’s pretty good) but because of lead actor Kim Myung Min’s overlapping schedule.
A New Leaf is supposed to end on 26 June 2014, but because of two preemptions (World Cup & Election coverage), it’s pushed back by one week to 3 July 2014. Usually actors have very packed schedule after their drama ends, so I’m not too surprised that Kim Myung Min might has already planned his schedule way in advanced.
I’m sad that they cut it short, because it’s a great drama & solid acting across the board. I once worked in a small tribunal as an admin assistant & IT helpdesk who dealt with the judges and lawyers; so this drama brings back lots of happy memories. I love how ANL treats the periodic cases with respect.
A New Leaf last episode is scheduled to be aired on 26 June 2014. MBC Fated to Love You staring Jang Hyuk, Jang Na Ra, Choi Jin Hyuk will premiere on 2 July 2014.