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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.

Jan 1, 2014

Yearender- Part 6 - Local Television Flourished In 2013

WITH VERY FEW movies now being produced, TV is where the action is and here are the new shows introduced by the various networks during the year.

TV5 was the first to introduced their new shows in a big trade launch at Resorts World: “Kidlat” – a Superhero show with Derek Ramsay in the title role and “Never Say Goodbye” starring Nora Aunor who got sick in the course of the taping. She went to the States saying she’ll have her throat operated on so she could sing again, but she returned to Manila still not undergoing any operation.

Willie Revillame’s primetime show, “Wowowillie”, was moved to noontime because of this. But because it didn’t get the high ratings TV5 was expecting from it, it was decided to no longer renew Willie’s contract with them and he had to say goodbye when it ended last October. It was in his show that Willie got mad at his co-hosts Ethel Booba and Ate Gay and fired them on the air for annoying him as he screamed to them: “You don’t do that to me!”

Mid-year, TV5 introduced the mini-series “Misibis Bay” starring Ritz Azul and the action series "Undercover” starring Derek Ramsay. In September, they revamped their weekend programming with several new shows: “Tropa Mo Ko Unli” – A gag show headline by Ogie Alcasid who transferred from GMA, Gelli de Belen, Wendell Ramos.

“Showbiz Police” – A showbiz-oriented show with Raymond Gutierrez, Lucy Torres, Direk Joey Reyes and Cristy Fermin. As of now, only Raymond has been retained as regular host.

“What’s Up, Doods?” – A late night talk show hosted by Edu Manzano.

“Killer Karaoke” – A reality show with singers facing challenges while singing, hosted by Michael V.

“The Mega and the Songwriter” – A musical show hosted by Sharon Cuneta and Ogie Alcasid.

In October, they introduced more new shows on primetime. “Let’s Ask Pilipinas” – A game show hosted by Aga Muhlach.

“Madam Chairman” – A dramedy starring Sharon Cuneta as a female barangay chairman.

“For Love or Money” – A once a week love triangle drama with Derek Ramsay, Alice Dixson and Ritz Azul.

“Positive” – Another once a week drama about HIV Positive patients headed by Martin Escudero.

At ABS-CBN, the new shows are: “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw” with Kris Aquino, Anne Curtis and Robin Padilla, which didn’t rate as well as expected so it quickly bowed out of the airlanes.

“Juan de la Cruz” with Coco Martin that hit it big in the ratings.

“Kahit Konting Pagtingin”, an afternoon soap with Angelique Quinto, Sam Milby and Paulo Avelino that also didn’t click so it quickly ended. “May Isang Pangarap”, an afternoon soap with Vina Morales and Carmina Villaroel.

“Little Champ” – A fantasy show about a talking horse starring Lito Lapid that had a short-lived run.

“Dugong Buhay” – An afternoon action-drama with Ejay Falcon that proved to be quite successful as it ran for several months.

“Annaliza” – Revival of the hit 80s GMA-7 soap starring Julie Vega now starring Andrea Brillantes. It started in May and is still ongoing up to now.

“Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala” – Judy Ann Santos’ return on primetime soap, but it didn’t last very long on the air. Juday was given a reality show instead, “Bet On Your Baby”.

“Muling Buksan ang Puso” – Julia Montes stars in a love triangle drama with Enchong Dee and Enrique Gil that also didn’t last long like her “Walang Hanggan”.

“Maria Mercedes” – Remake of the Thalia mexicanovela starring Jessy Mendiola in the title role.

“I Dare You” – New season of a reality game show hosted by John Prats, Robi Domingo and Melai.

“Got to Believe” – Primetime teen romance with Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo.

The Saturday showbiz program, “Showbiz Insider Report”, was cancelled and two of its hosts, Janice de Belen and Carmina Villaroel were made to join the Sunday show, “Buzz ng Bayan”, which replaced “The Buzz”. Only Boy Abunda was retained in “Buss ng Bayan” and former co-hosts Charlene Gonzales and Toni Gonzaga were dropped.

“Honesto” – Hit inspiring drama that replaced “Juan de la Cruz”, with a new child actor Raikko Mateo in the title role.

AT GMA-7, the new shows are: “Indio” – A big-budgeted primetime show set during the Spanish regime starring Bong Revilla.

“Forever” – A fantasy love story in the afternoon with Heart Evangelista, Geoff Eigenmann and Gloria Romero.

“Bukod Kang Pinagpala” – An afternoon soap with Camille Prats, Jackie Rice and Jennica Garcia.

“The Ryzza Mae Show” – This established Ryzza Mae Dizon as today’s most precocious child star with her own talk show.

“Para Sa’Yo ang Laban na Ito” – A game show hosted by Manny Pacquiao that didn’t do well in the ratings.

“Mundo Mo’y Akin” – A hit primetime show starring the Alden Richards-Louise de los Reyes love team, with Jaclyn Jose delivering a much talked about performance as the wisecracking Donya Charito.

“Vampire ang Daddy Ko” – A weekly sitcom with Vic Sotto as the son of his real-life son Oyo Sotto, who’s a vampire who doesn’t age.

“Love and Lies” – A drama-thriller on primetime starring Richard Gutierrez, which proved to be his last soap for them as he opted not to renew his contract that ended in May.

“Kakambal ni Eliana” – An afternoon telefantasya that launched Kim Rodriguez as a girl born with a twin snake.

“Dormitoryo” – A Sunday afternoon suspense-drama starring Lauren Young, Wynwyn Marquez, Joyce Ching and Enzo Pineda.

“Anna Karenina” – Remake of the hit 90s series about the search for a missing heiress staring Barbie Forteza, Krystal Reyes and Joyce Ching.

“Anak Ko Yan” – A reality talent search show featuring moms rooting for their own respective children who want to join showbiz, hosted by Jennylyn Mercado.

“Mga Basang Sisiw” – Remake of a movie about orphans starring Lani Mercado as the som and Maxene Magalona as the main villain.

“Maghihintay Sa Iyo” – An afternoon soap starring Bianca King.

“One Day Isang Araw” – A Saturday afternoon kiddie show topbilled by Jillian Ward and three other tot stars.

“My Husband’s Lover – A daring primetime gay love story that became a big hit, starring Dennis Trillo and Tom Rodriguez as the lovers.

“Binoy Henyo” – This introduced a new child actor and was a hit, but it was suddenly terminated due to reports that someone has quicklly become a swellhead.

“Akin Pa Rin ang Bukas” – Lovi Poe’s first solo drama soap that became a toprater and just ended on the air.

“Magkano Ba ang Pagibig” – An afternoon drama with Heart Evangelista and Sid Lucero.

“Genesis” – An ill-timed show about disasters starring Dingdong Dantes and Rhian Ramos. It understandably didn’t do well since the public is already wary of disasters in real life.

“Pyra, Babaeng Apoy” – An afternoon fantasy drama that launched Thea Tolentino and Jeric Gonzales.

“Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko” – Primetime romance with the Aljur Abrenica-Kris Bernal love team.

“Kahit Nasaan Ka Man” – Primetime musical drama with Kristoffer Martin and Julie Anne San Jose that was aired for 8 weeks.

“Villa Quintana” – Remake of the Donna Cruz-Keempee de Leon soap this time starring Janine Gutierrez and Elmo Magalona.

“Adarna” – A telefantasya inspired by “Ibong Adarna” starring Kylie Padilla and Geoff Eigenmann.

But as the year ended, GMA-7 suddenly ran out of primetime soaps so they’re now showing Tagalized movies on GMA Telebabad.