New shows as reward to Kapuso audience
GMA Network soars even higher this 2017 as it delivers a new roster of trendsetting and pioneering programs that will surely excite and captivate the hearts of Kapuso viewers.
Produced by the GMA Drama Group, these shows are top billed by only the brightest, hottest and up-and-coming Kapuso actors and actresses in Philippine show business.
First on the list is the original primetime soap is Meant To Be, a romantic-comedy series that revolves around Billie (Barbie Forteza), a struggling millennial who meets four guys with different nationalities: Ken Chan as the Chinese-Pinoy Yuan, Jak Roberto as the Pinoy Macoy, Ivan Dorschner as the Fil-British Ethan, and Addy Raj as the Indian Jai.
All four boys will fall in love with Billie.
Meant To Be premiered on Jan.9 and has beaten consistently its competition on its pilot week.
For its Valentine offering, the network unleashes Destined To Be Yours with the phenomenal love team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza.
In the story, Alden breathes life to the character of Benjie, a hardworking and charming architect who wants to acquire a piece of land owned by the family of Sinag played by Maine.
Soon to soar viewership ratings is the much-awaited Pinoy remake of the hit Koreanovela My Love From The Star with Jennylyn Mercado as the popular actress and endorser Steffi who falls for Matteo, the cold extra-terrestrial being that will be played by the new Kapuso actor and heartthrob Gil Cuerva after endearing to the production staff during an audition.
In line with GMA Network’s Lipad 2017 battle cry, Kapuso viewers are in for something grand and spectacular this year with the launch of Mulawin vs. Ravena. This telefantasya is the network’s big production in 2017 with Dennis Trillo.
Making this primetime series extra special is Regine Velasquez-Alcasid who agreed to star in her full-length telefantasya. It also features the Kapuso love teams of Miguel Tanfelix and Bianca Umali and Derrick Monasterio and Bea Binene.
In the network’s Afternoon Prime block, a series adapted from one of Regal Films’ blockbuster movies in 1987 Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa premiers on Jan. 30 with Julie Anne San Jose, Benjamin Alves, Martin del Rosario, and LJ Reyes.
The original Afternoon Prime series Legally Blind is also being retooled with Janine Gutierrez playing a rape victim who gets blind but lives on to become a lawyer and seeks justice. She will be paired with Mikael Daez and Rodjun Cruz.
Another remake will join Kapuso’s Afternoon Prime. Remember Impostora. It is also the first GMA-produced TV drama adapted by a foreign country. This soap tells the story Nimfa, an ugly street vendor who willingly undergoes surgery and complete facial reconstruction to pretend to be Rosette, a wealthy and beautiful but unhappily married wife seeking to escape her husband. This highly controversial drama will star Kris Bernal opposite Rafael Rosell and Ryan Eigenmann.
GMA Drama unveils another original show using the elements of interview, dramatization, actual videos and photos with Case Solved. Dingdong Dantes is being tapped to host this newest docu-drama.
GMA Network continues to offer all-out entertainment as it brings in new shows and adds flavor to its trademark programs.
On Jan. 15, People vs. The Stars debuted with Drew Arellano and Iya Villania as hosts. The program allows celebrities to play for a chance to win P200, 000.00 by answering eight questions with equivalent cash values. If the stars failed to answer any of the questions correctly, the audience by simply by answering the “People Question of the Week” through text question could win the cash value.
Celebrity Bluff, the multi-awarded comedy game show on Philippine television with Eugene Domingo and Edu Manzano as the Master Bluffer as a daily afternoon fare.
Full House Tonight is another pioneering weekly comedy-musical show with Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. The show will feature comedians, actors and musical artists beginning Feb. 18.
So, there you are Kapuso. Your favorite network has revealed its cache of shows for the first quarter of the year. Will their ratings leadership continue with these programs or is the competition just waiting for the right time to unleash it power programs? We will know in a couple of weeks if the network war would rage on in 2017.
GMA Heart of Asia airs The Big One with Kim Young Kwang as Harvey Lee, Jung So Min as Daphne Jung, Ha Suk Jin as William Han beginning tonight.
The three play skilled doctors who ace the challenge of saving lives in the midst of a natural disaster.
Harvey and William are both surgeons at the internationally acclaimed Mirae Hospital. Harvey is compassionate and usually easy going while William is cold and arrogant. With their opposite personalities, they struggle to help one having the same goals. Meanwhile, Daphne is a young doctor from Busan who encounters a street accident in Seoul and finally gets the chance to meet her idol, the famous robotic Doctor William. When a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Seoul, they all decide to take over and meet the medical needs of the people.
But with the challenge of having no water and electricity, and the city streets blocked by debris, how will they survive the threat of running out of medicine? Will they fulfil their sworn oath as doctors and deliver what has to be done or will they turn to their personal safety? Follow their struggles and triumphs in The Big One, Mondays to Fridays at 9:40AM only on GMA.