Skip Beat! (Chinese: 華麗的挑戰) is a Taiwanese television drama based on the Japanese sh?jo manga of the same name by Yoshiki Nakamura. It is scheduled to premiere on December 18, 2011 on the free-to-air channel FTV and December 24, 2011 on the cable channel GTV Variety Show. Skip Beat! is a joint production between Taiwan and Japan, and is primarily produced by Gala Television under executive producer Doze Niu.
Development of Skip Beat! began in early 2008 after the casting of Ariel Lin and Jerry Yan in the main roles. In January 2009, Gala Television had to indefinitely postpone the production due to several financial setbacks and script re-writes, causing Yan to drop out of the project. Skip Beat! was brought back into production following the signing of Super Junior members Siwon and Donghae in the main roles in May 2010. In February 2011, one month before filming, Ivy Chen replaced Lin, who had already signed to film another production when Skip Beat! was languishing in development hell. Filming officially began in April 2011 with locations in Taiwan and Japan. It entered post-production at the conclusion of filming in July 2011.