Thursday, July 29, 2021

GMA Network raises the bar with nearly 100 new, cutting-edge programs

PHILIPPINE media giant GMA Network continues to set the benchmark for topnotch and world-class entertainment for Filipinos with its lineup of new programs in the forthcoming months.

Soon to dominate Philippine television is the breakthrough cultural drama series “Legal Wives,” headlined by Dennis Trillo as Ishmael, a Maranaw Muslim royalty who has three wives portrayed by Alice Dixson, Bianca Umali and Andrea Torres. Portraying an equally important role is internationally acclaimed actress Cherie Gil.

The one-of-a-kind drama series “I Can See You” returns for a second season with new and exciting stories: “On My Way To You” is headlined by Ruru Madrid and Shaira Diaz; “#Future” is bannered by Miguel Tanfelix, Gabby Eigenmann, Kyline Alcantara and Aiko Melendez; and “The Lookout” features Barbie Forteza, Paul Salas and Christopher de Leon.

Sure to keep viewers glued to the screen is the sweeping romance drama “I Left My Heart in Sorsogon” starring Heart Evangelista-Escudero, Paolo Contis and Richard Yap.

After their well-received pairing in “I Can See You: Love on the Balcony,” Alden Richards and Jasmine Curtis-Smith reunite in the drama series “The World Between Us” alongside Tom Rodriguez.

Jennylyn Mercado is bound to showcase her acting prowess via the out-of-the-box concept of “Love. Die. Repeat.”

Carla Abellana and Max Collins join forces in the drama series “To Have and To Hold.” Fall in love with the charming story of “Heartful Café,” which Julie Anne San Jose stars in alongside David Licauco and EA Guzman.

Kickstarting the explosive roster of GMA Afternoon Prime programs is the remake of renowned filmmaker Ishmael Bernal’s classic “Nagbabagang Luha” bannered by Glaiza de Castro, Rayver Cruz, Mike Tan and Gina Alajar. The series also introduces promising star Claire Castro.

Rita Daniela and Ken Chan return to the small screen on “Ang Dalawang Ikaw” and will be joined by Ana Vicente. Viewers are also sure to get hooked on “Las Hermanas” starring Yasmien Kurdi, Thea Tolentino, Faith da Silva, Jason Abalos and actor Albert Martinez.

A woman fights for justice and her chance for a new life against an antagonist who tries to get away with murder twice by using legal means in the riveting drama series “Artikulo 247” featuring Rhian Ramos, Mark Herras, Jackie Rice and Rocco Nacino.

GMA Network’s high-rating Afternoon Prime series “Prima Donnas” is all set to air its second season after receiving favorable and rave reviews.

The series stars Jillian Ward, Althea A lan and Sofia Pablo, together with Katrina Halili, Wendell Ramos, Chanda Romero, James Blanco and Aiko Melendez.


On weekends, adventure awaits audiences in the action-packed family drama

“Agimat ng Agila” featuring the much-awaited TV comeback of Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.

Joining him are Sanya Lopez, Roi Vinzon, Benjie Paras, Allen Dizon, Michelle Dee, Elizabeth Oropesa and with the special participation of Sheryl Cruz.

GMA Network gives its loyal viewers a treat with the highly anticipated live action adaptation of the hit Japanese anime series “Voltes V: Legacy.” The groundbreaking project stars Miguel Tanfelix as Steve Armstrong, Ysabel Ortega as Jamie Robinson, Radson Flores as Mark Gordon,

Matt Lozano as Big Bert, Raphael Landicho as Little John along with Martin del Rosario as the Boazanian Prince Zardoz and Liezel Lopez as Zandra.

GMA Public Affairs is also set to bring its biggest action-adventure series to date. Bannered by Ruru Madrid, joined by Arra San Agustin and Shaira Diaz, “Lolong” is inspired by the world’s largest crocodile in captivity of the same name.

GMA Heart of Asia proudly brings the critically acclaimed Korean drama “The Penthouse” soon on Philippine TV.

Viewers should also stay tuned for an enthralling lineup of hit Asian dramas: “Doctor John,” “Bad Genius The Series,” “The Gifted,” “The Sand Princess” and “My Husband in Law.”

Meanwhile, Kapuso Network reinforces its tradition of bringing all-out entertainment with two new comedy shows: “Pa-Cute Ang Ina Ko” and “The Untold Story of Philip Tampipi.”

Game, variety shows

Leading the stellar lineup of game and variety shows is the much-awaited Philippine Franchise of the SBS Korea Original “Running Man Philippines.”

Set to entertain as well is “Lam ‘Na,” a game show designed to legitimize popular stories, dissect viral news and debunk fake news. Meanwhile, a new breed of talented artists who can make beautiful music together are also set to be discovered in “Sing For Hearts” hosted by Mikael Daez and

Megan Young.

GMA Network’s all-original musical competition returns with “The Clash Season 4.”

The fun and excitement continue with “Studio Juan,” “One Knife Only,” “Grad Waiting,” “Sa Gillage” and “Supermom.”

The Kapuso Network is also keeping it good with new program offerings on its second free-to-air channel GTV.

Weekends are bound to get more amusing with Gen Z stars Mavy Legaspi, Lexi Gonzales, Joaquin Domagoso and Althea Ablan on “FLEX.”

Viewers can soon catch the much-awaited on-screen teamup of real-life couple Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos in the romance-mystery mini-series

“Love You Stranger.” Kapuso fans should also stay tuned for other fresh doses of entertainment via “Jowa Sessions,” “Boarding House,” “The Write

One,” “Dreamland Hotel” and “Sana All.” Still on GTV, don’t miss out on situational comedies “Ate Girls,” “Hapi and Gee” and “Basketboys.”

Meanwhile, sports fans and viewers eagerly anticipate the airing of the Philippines’ first athletic league -- the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) -- on GTV. (PR)


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