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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Sep 4, 2013

TV5 Strengthens Weekend Programming With 8 New Shows Tobpilled By Their Biggest Stars

TV5 ENTERTAINMENT head Wilma Galvante says they’ll start their reprogramming with new shows on weekends in September then they’ll have primetime reprogramming for weekdays in October. Here’s their schedule for Saturday starting September 14: 5:30 to 7PM – “Showbiz Police” – Hosted by Cristy Fermin, Lucy Torres, Director Joey Reyes and Raymond Gutierrez, it will present the latest showbiz issues and provide in-depth analysis on the hottest controversies. Their field reporters will be three sexy ladies: MJ Marfori, Danielle Castano and Divine Lee.

7 to 8PM – “Tropa Mo Ko Unli” – Headed by original gagsters from ‘Tropang Trumpo’ Ogie Alcasid (see him impersonate Ryza Mae Dizon, Vice Ganda and Chef Boy Logro) and Gelli de Belen, plus Edgar Allan Guzman, Alwyn Uytingco, Empoy, Eula Caballero, Ritz Azul, Jasmine Curtis Smith and the new TV5 stars recruited from “Artista Academy”.

8 to 9PM – “Killer Karaoke” – A U.S. game show where six contestants sing during the show and the rule is that they should not stop but just keep on singing no matter what challenge is thrown their way, like snakes or rats being hurled to them. The U.S. version will first be shown then a local version hosted by Michael V will take over later.

9 to 10PM – “What’s Up Doods?” – Hosted by the irrepressible Edu Manzano, this new comedy talk show will present hilarious comedy sketches and take challenges from social media netizens. Doods will also interview guest celebrities and personalities to rock your Saturday nights like never before.

Starting Sunday, September 15, this will be their new programming: 6 to 7PM – The new refurbished “Pinoy Explorer” hosted by Aga Muhlach. The guests for the initial episodes are Sharon Cuneta, Derek Ramsay and Lea Salonga, taped in New York’s Central Park, Times Square and Lake George. Then Aga will present the beautiful island of Romblon famous for its marble.

7 to 8PM – Vic Sotto is back hosting the 10th season of the hit game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”, improved with new exciting twists and lifelines that will help contestants in their quest to become new millionaires.

8 to 9PM – Joey de Leon is also back hosting the new season of the longest running Pinoy prank show, “Wow Mali”, due to insistent public demand from viewers who miss its well loved prank segments that will now present wackier antics and more devious ploys to tickle the funny bones of the whole family.

9 to 10PM – For the first time on Philippine TV, Sharon Cuneta and Ogie Alcasid join forces in “The Mega and the Songwriter”, a musical variety show that will feature the combined talents of Megastar Sharon Cuneta and blockbuster hit maker Ogie Alcasid, along with special guest performers and new finds discovered on Youtube.

With all these new shows, new TV5 Pres. Noel Lorenzana is confident that the Kapatid network will easily capture the attention and devotion of viewers who are looking for quality and fun entertainment to cap their weekends.