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[Hong Kong TVB Drama 2012] Sergeant Tabloid 女警愛作戰

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Title: 女警愛作戰 / Nu Jing Ai Zuo Zhan
English title: Sergeant Tabloid
Executive Producer: Cheung Kin Man
Scriptwriter: Kwan Ho Yuet
Genre: Modern Comedy Love
Episodes: 20
Production Company: TVB
Broadcast period: April 2012 overseas, March 11, 2013 in Hong KongReplacing: Season of Love 戀愛季節


Thirty-something sergeant LUI FEI-HAP (Niki Chow) from the Emergency Unit of the Hong Kong Police Force has been let down by love too many times. So when the man she finds perfect shows up she jumps to the opportunity to hunt him down.

Never has she expected that he is a drug baron. To make things worse, tabloid reporter LAM YAT-YAT (Michael Tse) has been following them, and their relationship hits the headlines. HAP finds herself in love with new recruit WONG TZE-TSUEN (Matthew Ko) before long. But again, YAT tries hard to stand in her way. It turns out that her father, LUI CHUN-NAM (Hui Shiu Hung), is the mastermind of all this and YAT is his accomplice. On the other hand, HAP is at odds with her supervisor, SZETO KIU (Mandy Wong), which means her days are spent trying to outdo KIU. Pushed to her limit both at work and at love, this bizarre female cop has no choice but to fight back for the name of love!

Niki Chow
Michael Tse
Mandy Wong
Matthew Ko
Oceane Zhu
Koni Lui
Grace Wong
Hui Shiu Hung
Trailers: http://youtu.be/p57rkQwhCqI



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'Sergeant Tabloid' hasn't broadcast yet, TVB prepping for sequel to keep Michael Tse & Niki Chow

Wednesday Aprl 25, 2012 Hong Kong

Source: Next Magazine, TVBChannel

Translated by: aZnangel @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums/


Niki Chow and Michael Tse's new series Sergeant Tabloid hasn't broadcast in Hong Kong yet, but its been a popular hit overseas, like on the Mainland streaming site PPS. It was understood that Michael's TVB contract ends late 2012, and to push him up for the TV King title this year, TVB is currently prepping for a sequel. TVB also hopes to sign Niki to become a contracted artist with this sequel.

Sergeant Tabloid had just completed shooting late February 2012 and already in April, the series was widely released overseas -- Malaysia's Astro On Demand, Australia's TVBJ channel and Mainland's streaming site PPS -- because the overseas buyers had great confidence on this series. TVB then decided to first schedule an overseas release.

According to a TVB staff member: "Many of the series are done this way (warehoused), but this is our first time collaborating with a Mainland website. The overseas buyers had pretty good feedback on the series, so even before the completion of filming, it was already scheduled to release. The cast didn't know the series would release overseas first. Initially, we all thought someone stole the series too, it's funny."

Mainland streaming site PPS aired the series first and started the Sergeant Tabloid surge to popularity: "Never thought the series would become a hot topic among Netizens that fast. HK Golden and other discussion forums have been very actively discussing. In fact, this series is considered one of the high budgeted productions, many explosion and gun fight scenes, so should have good reception."

On the other hand, Michael's contract ends later this year, and TVB hopes to keep Laughing Gor with them, so they are actively coming up with plans.

"It is currently the war period. There are less and less Siu Sang and FaDans around. Of course Michael can't leave! TVB saw that this series had positive response, so they're keeping up the momentum and hopes to help Michael get TV King this year. Also, TVB really wants to sign a management contract with Niki. In fact, it has long been in the works, but just never happened, so even if Sergeant Tabloid hasn't broadcast in HK, the sequel is already in the making. Ideally, the sequel must have the original cast, they even said they'll wait for Niki to see TVB's sincerity." A TVB staff discloses.

Regarding the TVB contract, Niki's manager responded: "TVB had always treated Niki very well. As to if she's a 'daughter' (contracted) or not, that is very secret stuff. It's not convenient for me to disclose."

As for her series being a popular hit even before the actual broadcast, Niki said: "I'm very happy. I just finished recording the theme song with Michael. I hope the series airs in HK as soon as possible! (TVB is already prepping for the sequel!) Of course it's good to have a sequel. It would best if there is a film version too, but we'll see how TVB arranges it!"

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Sunday July 29, 2012 Hong Kong
Credits: to hyn5 @ http://hyn5-hyn5.blogspot.com
Niki Chow, wearing a long-sleeved police uniform, appeared with Macy Chan, Evergreen Mak, and Matthew in Sham Shui Po under the hot sun to re-film a car crash and gunfire scene for "Sergeant Tabloid", which finished filming half a year ago. Niki was sweating on her back, laughingly saying that [she] also never experienced this circumstance before. Luckily, the police uniform was still fit her.

Macy Chan Shows Motherly Love When Playing Pregnant Thief
Macy Chan appeared at Sham Shui Po to re-film "Sergeant Tabloid". She expressed that she plays a pregnant thief in the series, pulling a gun from her fake belly and accompanying Evergreen Chan in a shoot-out with the police. Macy said that the feeling of having a 'big belly' is peculiar...as if there is a baby inside the stomach...even showing motherly love when walking and removing clothing. [she] also laughingly said that her mother, who wants a grandchild, would definitely like this look. 

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does that mean i have to rewatch the ending

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Source: Mingpao Weekly, TVBChannel
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TVB series Sergeant Tabloid has been a hot topic even before its broadcast in HK. The series was originally scheduled to air in HK this month (August), but because the plot involved Mainland 'non-citizen' pregnant women and estate supremacy issues; the series released overseas and on Mainland streaming site PPS; and the series was illegally uploaded on Tudou, Youtube and other websites, TVB decided to push back the HK release and air Liza Wang and Gigi Wong's Divas In Distress instead. Although we don't know if the delay was related to the exposure of the plot, but to prevent producer Nelson Cheung'sSergeant Tabloid from doing poorly in HK, TVB came up with an all new ending, recorded a theme song and re-edited the entire series.

Since Sergeant Tabloid had already released overseas earlier this April, which exposed the storyline and Netizens complained there wasn't enough on the romantic storylines, producer Nelson Cheung decided to give the series a 'makeover' and re-edit the entire series adding more scenes on the leading actor and actress relationship as requested by Netizens. Nelson said: "Whether if its the story development or the scenes, it is going to be re-edited entirely to accommodate viewers' taste. We will add more scenes on Niki Chow and Michael Tse's relationship, and put the previously deleted Mandy Wong and Matthew Ko scenes. There will also be other new additions, in short, many of the never-before-seen scenes will be on the HK version of Sergeant Tabloid. Finally, we also did an all new ending for viewers to choose from, which can only seen by the HK audience."

Lead actress Niki Chow expressed she looks forward to see the all new HK version of Sergeant Tabloid, she said: "The new ending is confidential. Audience can just slowly relax and enjoy the series. The series touches on many sensitive topics, like the Mainland 'non-citizen' pregnant women and the chief executive, those parts were deleted in the overseas version. I really hope audience will be able to see those scenes, that's how it remains original!" Earlier Niki put her 18 pound policewoman uniform back on for the new ending shooting, no wonder she wants the series to air in HK as soon as possible, so the local audience can see her achievement. 

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Yesterday Michael Tse, Niki Chow, Koni Lui, Queenie Chu, Grace Wong, Oceane Zhu, Becky Lee, Elaine Yiu, etc. attended the promotional event for TVB series Sergeant Tabloid. Niki appeared at the event in her policewoman uniform, but that just got Michael madly teasing her that she has no body figure. Michael compared Niki to Becky Lee, who had recently appeared in a bikini on a TVB travel show and showed off her outstanding figure.

At the promotion, the cast played games with references to the current contradictory issues between Hong Kong and China. Lee Yee Man played a HK pregnant woman in the series, she held up a sign and shouted: "Give me back my baby formula!" Ching Ho Wai was fighting for "freedom of the press" in support of her reporter son (played by Michael). Rosanne Lui shouted: "I have the Right to Know!"

Michael and Niki were bashing each other nonstop at the promotion. Michael teased Niki that she has no body figure, while Niki bashed him back saying he "has no material". Michael exposed he has a scene in the series where he goes undercover as a 'duck' (male prostitute) and gets 'date raped' by Becky Lee. When speaking of Becky wearing a bikini on a travel show and displayed her 34C body figure? Initially, Michael thought the female lead on the show was Niki, he smirked: "It doesn't matter whether I watch it or not!"

When Michael learned the lead was actually Becky, he sighed loudly and said he missed out on something good, but he didn't forget to tease Niki once more: "Of course Becky Lee is better than Niki Chow. You can just go randomly find a few more girls and they'll still be better than her! I really do have to go catch the show online then. If the show had Niki, I would just skim through it." When Oceane Zhu and Becky were introduced on stage, Michael just wouldn't let Niki go, he continued to tease her: "Just look at how gentle the other two are, they have [long] legs and everything is just bigger than yours." Niki refuted: "You're a scum both in the series and in real life!"

In the series, Niki plays a 'sing lui' (middle-aged single women) and in reality she's still single, but she was still very into character as she claimed she's the 'Sing Lui' team leader. Niki expressed: "My role is very similar to me in real life. Both of our careers goes smoothly, but not our love lives. It's inevitable that others will start worrying about us when we're over 30, but not marrying is better than marrying the wrong person!"

Last night, Becky appeared in a bikini with Leanne Li on a travel special and stole the limelight. The show got a lot of positive response and Netizens praised her nice figure. Becky said: "I wish them (Netizens) good health. This is my first sexy appearance since my debut. The most important is healthy awareness."

Sergeant Tabloid had already been released overseas last year and the online version circulated all over the internet. However, producer Nelson Cheung expressed the HK version went through re-editing and there's a new ending. He is not worried about the ratings being affected. Also, Benz Hui disclosed his 'on-screen wife' Angelina Lo (she played Niki's mother) went over to HKTV, therefore she did not attend the promotion. 

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Yesterday the leads of TVB series Sergeant Tabloid, Niki Chow and Michael Tse, hosted a dinner gathering with the cast and crew. The cast including Queenie Chu, Koni Lui, Grace Wong, Benz Hui, Candice Chiu, Lee Yee Man and many more attended the dinner at a Dai Pai Dong in Cheung Sha Wan. The group met up at 8pm for dinner and to watch the series premiere together, but unexpectedly Niki and Michael were 'competing' on tardiness. Fortunately they were able to make it to the dinner before the series started. Michael explained he just rushed over from work, then he teased Niki: "Unlike someone who really doesn't have to work." Getting teased by Michael, Niki was speechless and said helplessly: "Fine, just let him say it." Throughout the night Niki and Michael, the serial's bickering pair, addressed one another as "jean jing" (scum) and "bat por" respectively. Niki expressed she and Michael pitched in to pay for the meal that night, but Michael shouted: "No way!" Niki refuted back and said Michael is known to be frugal. When the series started showing on TV, Michael teased Niki once more, he said she looked prettier in the series compared to real life. TVB must've really had a hard time editing during post-production. Niki smiled helplessly: "TVB will help me do it!"

This time, Niki's acting in the series has caught some attention. Netizens praised this "Miss Second Chow" (since she's the younger sister in her family) maintained a good outer appearance, but Netizens hoped she could work on losing the "lazy sounds" and improve her acting a bit more. Netizens also said Niki's policewoman role lacks the aggressiveness, and has too many crying scenes. When she was trying to get her tears out, her snot came out instead. As for Michael, it was startling to see he had a "M" shaped forehead, he expressed: "I purposely got my hair cut like that!"

Ratings Doing Better than 'Season of Love

Last night, despite Sergeant Tabloid had already released overseas last year, the premiere still averaged 28 points and peaked at 31 points. The series did better than Season of Love, which only averaged 24 points. Michael and Niki had confidence in the ratings, Michael even accused Niki that she once said she's a 'TV Rating Lucky Star'. Niki was frightened when she heard the comment and defended herself: "When did I say that!" She expressed she is not worried about the ratings and felt the script was written very well. She believes the audience will like her pairing with Michael. Also, there are differences in the HK and Overseas versions. Michael added this is a good broadcasting period because the cast are all in HK during this time and can promote the series together.

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Also, Reality Check approached its finale week and finally the ratings reached 30 points (peaked at 31 points). Last night's episode 15 broadcast was about Louise Lee, who played a gambling addict mother, gets robbed and beaten. Netizens felt heartbroken watching the tragic scene. It appears there is a chance for the ratings to go even higher.

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Source: Apple DailyTranslated by: aZnangel @ http://asianuniverse.net
TVB Rating Reports (03/11/2013 - 03/17/2013)
Dramas:Reality Check - 心路GPS (EPS 15-20 END) - 29 PTS (Peaking at 32 PTS)
Sergeant Tabloid - 女警愛作戰 (EPS 01-04) - 28 PTS (Peaking at 31 PTS)
Complaints:- Reality Check, 10 complaints: The story was not creative and there was use of profanity

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A celebration was held for the successful ratings for the TVB series "Sergeant Tabloid". Female lead Niki Chow was late; however, she was willing to make up for it: "Useless to say anything. Apart from saying sorry, willing to pay the bill!" She also said that she does not have the conditions to wear a bikini to celebrate; however, if filming a sequel, would consider intensely kissing Michael Tse. 

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TVB has been slammed for recycling again, this time for scheduling its time slot that resulted in Oceane Zhu's three dramas being aired back to back in one night, sparking off a discussion about TVB's lack of supporting actors.

According to Popular Asians website, TVB's prime time slot usually contains the broadcast of three local television dramas that air in a row – the first line is reserved for family-friendly sitcoms; the second for regular serials; while the third for PG rated programmes.

However, as a result of this arrangement, Oceane Zhu, who is currently starring in all three lines, is now the most-watched face on TVB at the moment. The actress, who was renewed to a series regular in the first line sitcom, "Come Home Love" since late 2012, also stars in second line serial, "Sergeant Tabloid" with Niki Chow and PG rated drama, "A Great Way to Care 2", which premiered since last week.

Consequently, viewers are complaining that the actress' recurrences only caused confusion to which character belongs to what drama.

However, this is not the first time TVB has been caught reusing the same actors in their dramas over and over again. Two years ago, veteran Hong Kong actor Law Lok Lam made it to the international news when he died in five different television dramas that aired in a 24-hour period, while earlier this year, veteran actress Mary Hon's characters in both "Friendly Fire" and "Missing You" were broadcast on the same days, sharing the same story arc that dealt with her reuniting with her sons. 
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Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ http://asianuniverse.net

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In the current TVB series Sergeant Tabloid, Niki Chow plays a policewoman, but it turns out this is her first time portraying such role. For a more realistic portrayal, she did a lot of homework prior to filming. She said: "I spent two months on physical training and I chatted with a real life policewoman." She expressed the policewoman was introduced to her by her brother-in-law and the scriptwriter: "Because it just happened my brother-in-law met an instructor's wife who is a police inspector."

But Niki expressed the most difficult part of filming was she had to carry a heavy police belt with her on a daily basis. She said: "The belt was 16 pounds, and I had to be chasing thieves with it. When I got home, my waist was bruised from it. Even the last time when I wore my costume to the promotional event, just had it on for a little bit and already felt the sore." Immediately after, Niki lifted up her shirt to show the female reporter her bruised waist. Indeed, there was a bruised area and we can imagine how severe filming can get. Because of this Niki expressed she had to give special thanks to the police officers, especially the policewomen. She said: "Because besides from working everyday, they still have a family to look after, so mighty. This series wanted to convey the message to the men, don't be so superficial, must admire the inner beauty."

In the series, Niki is known as a 'sing lui' (unmarried middle-age woman), and in reality she is a sing lui as well. Since her debut, one can easily count her rumors with one finger. The most memorable relationship she had was with Kevin Cheng. Asked if she still keeps in touch with Kevin? She laughed and said the question is too sharp: "We only keep in touch if we're working together. (That means you haven't been in touch with him for a long time?) We're both busy. (Send messages on holidays?) Not deliberately. I don't want this to get hooked, [the media] been talking about it for so many years. We both have matured. (Ok relationship?) Nothing, we always see each other backstage, we greet one another and chat too. (Any chance of sparking the relationship again?) Haha, we have never sparked, how could we re-spark?" Asked again of her current love life? She expressed she's in that state where she's getting a lot of pursuers.

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Source: Oriental Daily
Translated by: aZnangel @ http://asianuniverse.net

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Earlier TVB established a cross-platform ratings, resulting in several of the series reaching the 30 point mark. Last night TVB chairman Norman Leung hosted a celebration for the cast of Friendly FireSergeant Tabloid and A Great Way to Care II, the contestants and crew of Miss HK and The Voice of the Stars. The celebration had 19 tables and over 200 artists and behind-the-scenes crew in attendance. The attendees included Michael Tse, Tavia Yeung, Kate Tsui, Niki Chow, Sharon Chan, Mandy Wong and many more. TVB boss Charles Chan, General Manager Mark Lee, Production & Resource Director Virgina Lok and executive Catherine Tsang were there as well. Norman Leung boasted during the toast that TVB will forever be the boss! The audience cheered loudly in response. Norman expressed the next celebration will be in October for Triumph in the Skies II.

Even though Michael's contract had already expired, he was still arranged to sit at the executive's table. Michael and the TVB boss were seen chatting closely, it appears there might be big plans in the works! Earlier it was said Niki Chow is dating Mainland actor Jeremy Jones, although she expressed they are just friends, she urged the public to give them a chance to develop. Asked what about Jeremy attracts her? Niki said: "A good guy, he's filal and ambitious. (What did he get you for your birthday?) I don't have to say it. (He gave himself to you?) Not that old fashioned. (A kiss?) I don't remember. After all, I'm currently very happy. Thank you all for the concern."

Tavia Yeung had just completed shooting for her new series Property Protector, she expressed recently she has been resting to treat her collar bone spurs and lower back injury. She said: "Friends told me to go swimming to relax. (Ask former life guard Him Law to teach you!) There is no place in Hong Kong where nobody can take pictures of you. I'm afraid of water, I don't want to be calling for help so often."

In regards to the saying that there is "nobody" in TVB, Miss Lok said TVB Siu Sangs have always been best sellers; their artists have many opportunities and the company will not stop them from making money externally. She added TVB is like a parent allowing them (the artists) to go out and experience working elsewhere, it is a good thing and TVB's goal is hoping the artists can shoot 2 TVB series a year. She said: "We're very harsh, must sign long-term contracts, even the first line artists. As you all say, we hire external help such as Eddie Cheung and Lawrence Ng. Anthony Wong and Tony Leung are coming back soon as well." 

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