I've noticed that Asian tv serials in Asia don't have the same quantities of episodes as American tv shows. Admittedly most of the serials I'm watching are wuxia dramas based on Jin Yong novels, so maybe they're not good examples of general television in Asia.
But in the US the tendency is to try to make all tv shows conform to a certain number of episodes, usually 24 or 26 per season. That way a series can fill about six months of time, with one episode shown per week. Then the episodes are repeated while the production team goes off to film a new season of the series.
The only American tv dramas that are aired on a daily schedule are soap operas (I'm not counting things like game shows, talk shows or childrens' shows because they don't fall into the drama genre).
I got the impression from something I read in another thread that tv shows like The Duke of Mount Deer are aired daily. So 40 episodes (or however many it has) would be aired in a big block, and then it's done. There's really nothing like that on US tv.
If that information is correct, do the shows run 7 days a week until they're finished? What time of day are they aired? Are they repeated (shown more than once in case some people missed it)?
Does Asian tv have anything equivalent to the US concept of "prime time", when most of the advertising is done (between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. for most of the US)? Are there certain times of day reserved for television that is considered inappropriate for children? Does the tv programming on weekends differ from what is shown on weekdays?
Do most tv shows run more than one series/season? Or is it common for a show to have one series and then be replaced by something new the next "season"? Or does Asian tv even have "seasons"?
That's probably enough questions for now.