Takes a Real Man TV Series Overview (2015-2017)


Takes a Real Man (simplified Chinese: 真正男子汉; traditional Chinese: 真正男子漢; pinyin: Zhēnzhèng Nánzǐhàn) is a Chinese variety show that airs on Hunan Television.

The show is based on the South Korean series Real Men by MBC.


The show is a large national defence education special programme in the People’s Republic of China.

Takes a Real Man Series

  • Season 01:
    • Season 01 began airing on 01 May 2015, Friday nights at 10:00 PM with 12 episodes total.
    • The first season would start by enlisting 6 males in the People’s Liberation Army Ground Force.
    • Cast:
      • Wang Baoqiang (badly hurt in Episode 5, returned to the troop in Episode 7).
      • Zhang Fengyi.
      • Yuan Hong.
      • Guo Xiaodong.
      • Du Haitao.
      • Liu Haoran.
      • Oho Ou (first appeared in Episode 6).
  • Season 02:
    • Season 02 began airing on 21 October 2016 on Friday nights with 14 episodes total.
    • The second season differed from the first season by enlisting 4 females and 4 males in the People’s Liberation Army Air Force.
    • Cast:
      • Yang Mi.
      • Jiang Jinfu.
      • Sun Yang (left the troop in connection with swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics#Men’s events in Episode 2, returned in Episode 5).
      • Huang Zitao.
      • Tong Liya.
      • Shen Meng Chen.
      • Zhang Lanxin.
      • Li Rui.
  • Season 03:
    • Season 03 started filming on 18 June 2017.
    • Cast:
      • Liu Tao.
      • Jackson Yi.
      • Yang Zi.
      • Zhang Tianai.
      • Huang Xuan.
      • Zhu Yawen.
      • Wang Luodan.
      • Zhang Dada.

Production & Filming Details

  • Original Network: Hunan Broadcasting System (HBS) and Hunan Television.
  • Release Date: 01 May 2015 to 2017.
  • Running Time: 90 minutes.
  • Country: China.
  • Language: Mandarin.

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