TVB’s inner feud has been the talk of the town recently. After all, it’s not everyday that you discover their Chief Creative Officer (CCO) feuding with the executives.
There’s been plenty of rumours surrounding Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍) and his spat with the excos. Some insist he’s planning on breaking away from TVB by moving to China to work. Others say the dispute was over TVB’s treatment of their actress Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣). However, recently, sources claim TVB’s feud with Cho Lam is actually over his work.
Cho Lam became the CCO last year (2021). As part of his job, Cho Lam was responsible for assisting in the development of variety shows and entertainment programs. Cho Lam had a hand in creating quite a few, however, their ratings fell below expectations. Apparently, only three of his shows have reached their standards for ratings and audience response.
TVB executives had supposedly spoken to Cho Lam about his work. According to the source, they felt his performance was not as expected and stated that “the lack of creativity in creative officers” was a big problem. As such, TVB executives felt Cho Lam was unfit to hold the post of “creative officer”.
According to Hong Kong News, Cho Lam’s work at TVB has not helped in boosting the ratings of their variety shows. Additionally, his programs usually borrow from pre-existing concepts and didn’t quite enhance them enough. For example, TVB’s show, “The Voice! (好聲好戲)” was an imitation of China’s “The Sound (聲臨其境)”. Another notable concept was re-doing Douyin’s live selling culture on TV.
The comedian himself has not said anything regarding his supposed spat with TVB. Additionally, there hasn’t been any news about his or TVB’s future plans. For now, Cho Lam will likely continue working for the famed company. At least until they either find someone new, or he finds a better offer.