TBS Program Catalog

For International Buyers

News Headlines Program Search Log in Contact us

Back to Top

Format

Inquiry

Print

Synopsis
Time is Money is the hilarious celebrity Life Hack show where your favourite stars share the time saving secrets of their success – and where viewers with the best life-hacks go home with a fat cash prize, proving once and for all that: Time is Money.

We live in increasingly pressurised times where much of our time is spent trying to save time! Take a quick look at your phone – just how many ‘time-saving’ apps have you got on it right now? Now ask yourself how many of them actually work? Right… then delete them then… I guess… how long would that take?

Time is Money is the show that really saves you time in your day to day life to free you up to do the things that you should be doing, like horse-riding, skiing, or something else you might see other people doing on the TV. Playing polo, maybe.

Time is Money is fiendishly simple. Our hosts introduce a panel of funny and crazy celebrities that show us their favourite life hacks. Little tips and tricks from the stars that have helped them get along and can now improve our lives by making things so, so much simpler. Some are fun, some are silly, some are extremely messy or dangerous, but most of them have the ultimate in ‘take-home TV’ – they can improve your life!

You may also like
  • Tearjerker
  • Romance
  • Comedy
37.5˚C Tears

37.5˚C Tears   

37.5℃の涙   37.5℃의 눈물   37.5℃的眼淚

75 min. x 1 ep. / 60 min. x 9 eps.|10 episodes

37.5 degrees Celsius is the highest temperature permitted for a child to attend daycare. But children do run fevers, and when that happens, what can you do? Parents can’t simply leave their sick children at home while they go off to work. But they also must work. Enter the “sick child” caregiver to ...

  • Reality
  • Romance
Alternative Love

Alternative Love

2択恋愛   양자택일 연애   浪漫情三角

A lighthearted game of love featuring a continuous romantic triangle. Three strangers spend a day together and one of them is eliminated that evening. If the two remaining do not wish to become a couple, a new person is introduced into the triangle the next morning.

  • Sports
Battle of the Super Boyz

Battle of the Super Boyz   

究極の男は誰だ!? 最強スポーツ男子頂上決戦   최고의 남자는 누구인가!? 최강 스포츠 남자 정상결정전   終極美男體能爭霸賽

150 min. x 1 ep. / 180 min x 3 eps. / 210 min. x 1 ep.|5 episodes

Never before has a competition created such excitement on screen and among teens and young adults. A legendary competition is reborn with the hottest games and competitors. 스포츠만능의 미남 연예인 16명이 자신의 프라이드를 걸고 정상을 향한 6가지 종목에 도전한다. 대대적인 리뉴얼을 거쳐 전설적인 스포츠 프로그램이 부활했다. 召集16個頂尖演藝圈帥哥,六個運動體能項目,看猛男為爭奪體能...

  • Romance
  • Comedy
It's not that I can't marry. I don't marry.

It's not that I can't marry. I don't marry.   

私結婚できないんじゃなくて、しないんです   전 결혼을 못하는게 아니라 안하는 겁니다   我不是無法結婚,我是不婚

75 min. × 1eps. / 60 min. × 9eps.|10 episodes

People are increasingly choosing to marry later in life, or not at all. In Japan today, one in five men and women over 39 remain single. Miyabi is a beautiful, successful dermatologist leading a fulfilling life as a single, free and powerful woman. Although 39, she believes she can marry anytime, if...

  • Music
  • Human
  • Comedy
  • Sports
Let's Go, JETS!

Let's Go, JETS!   

From Small Town Girls to U.S. Champions?!   チア☆ダン~女子高生がチアダンスで全米制覇しちゃったホントの話~   치어☆댄   高校女子啦啦隊☆

121 min.

Hikari Tomonaga (Suzu Hirose) enrolls at Fukui Chuo High School, and joins its cheer dance club for the sole reason of cheering on a boy she has known from their junior high days. However, the club’s coach, female teacher Kaoru Saotome (Yuki Amami), is a harsh and no-nonsense task master who suddenl...

  • Fantasy
  • Romance
  • Comedy
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! -Take On Me-

Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! -Take On Me-   

映画 中二病でも恋がしたい! -Take On Me-   중2병이라도 사랑이 하고 싶어!   中二病也要談戀愛! Take On Me

93 min.

Rikka is 18 and in the last year of high school. But she still acts like she’s in puberty. It’s spring break and high school seniors are looking ahead to their college entrance exams. Rikka Takanashi and her boyfriend, Yuta Togashi, have been an item for a long time and live together, but their r...

  • Food/Cooking
SAKABA: Bar Hopping Report by Rui Yoshida

SAKABA: Bar Hopping Report by Rui Yoshida

吉田類の酒場放浪記   요시다 루이의 술집방랑기   吉田類的酒場放浪記

15 min. × 100+ eps.|15 min. Series

This is a unique program that introduces “izakayas” (Japanese-style bars) in downtown Tokyo, where “any adult can drop by alone when ever he feels like it.” One izakaya began as a food stall 80 years ago, another one serves raw pork guts… Every izakaya serves its own unique variety of Japanese sake ...

  • Sports
SASUKE/KUNOICHI

SASUKE/KUNOICHI   

사스케 / 쿠노이치   極限体能王/ 女子版極限体能王

SASUKE: 120 - 480 min. x 30 eps. KUNOICHI: 120 min. x 7 eps.|SASUKE: 30 episodes KUNOICHI: 7 episodes

SASUKE and KUNOICHI (all female version) are challenges of Olympic proportions that are designed to test the limits of human ability. Each program features 100 competitors who take on the enormous four stage course. The drama and tension are high as world class athletes struggle along side top amate...

  • Food/Cooking
  • Human
THE EMPEROR’S COOK

THE EMPEROR’S COOK   

天皇の料理番   천황의 요리사   天皇的御廚

114 min. x1 ep. / 90 min. x 1 ep. / 70 min. x 5 eps. / 60 min. x 5 eps.|12 episodes

A TBS 60th anniversary commemorative project, “The Emperor’s Cook” depicts the life of Tokuzo Akiyama, head chef of the Imperial Household Ministry’s Imperial Cuisine Division during the Taisho (1912-1926) and early Showa (1926-1989) eras. Based on a true story and book by Hisahide Sugimori “The Emp...

  • Human
  • For Women
THE MOTHER CLASS

THE MOTHER CLASS   

マザー・ゲーム〜彼女たちの階級〜   마더게임 ~그녀들의 계급~   Mother Game~她們的階級~

75 min. x 1 ep. / 60 min. x 9 eps.|10 episodes

The setting is a nursery school. But it’s far from being an ordinary place where mothers simply drop off and pick up their children every day. Instead, it is a small and tightly-knit society governed by a “mother caste” social order where mother harassment and matriculation exam troubles occur daily...