No longer ka-shake, the Novaliches-based tv station officially launched its claim as the third wheel in local TV landscape in a very explosive and extravagant trade launch staged last March 25, at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
Here is the list of TV5’s new programs (and some tweaks on old programs) presented during the trade launch:
Pidol’s Wonderland – A family-oriented sitcom starring the King of Comedy Dolphy to air every Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
My Darling Aswang – Vic Sotto’s hit horror-comedy movie gets a TV spin-off with Daiana Menezes as the aswang to air every Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
House or Not – a new game show every Tuesday at 8 p.m. hosted by Joey de Leon.
Face To Face – first “Talak-serye” on Philippine TV with Amy Perez doing a la Jerry Springer. The show premiered last Monday and airs on weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Juicy – daily morning showbiz oriented talk show with Cristy Fermin joining Alex Gonzaga and IC Mendoza as main host.
5 Star Specials – A Monday primetime drama anthology program featuring Maricel Soriano, Ruffa Gutierrez, etc.
Midnight DJ – The high-rating horror/suspense series starring Oyo Boy Sotto will have more guests on its upcoming episodes.
Moomoo & Me – The TV sitcom starring John Prats, Yayo Aguila, William Martinez and BJ Forbes will air new episodes.
BFGF (Boyfriend, Girlfriend) – teen oriented show starring Chris Cayzer, Kean Cipriano of Callalily, Alex Gonzaga, Angelo Patrimonio, Zyrus “Poknat” Desamparado, JR de Guzman, Nico Ibaviosa, Asistio Sisters, Louise delos Reyes, Dianne Medina, John Manalo, Tuesday Vargas and Ramon Christopher. The show which will start airing on April 4 at 4 p.m. will be under the direction of Joyce Bernal.
Lokomoko U – A Wednesday night weekly gag show and a spin-off from Lokomoko High starring Alex Gonzaga, Pauleen Luna and JC de Vera. Directed by Al Tantay.
Talentadong Pinoy – The top-rating and first pinoy talent competition program hosted by Ryan Agoncillo now airs twice a week, every Saturday and Sunday.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire – More episodes for the Saturday night game show hosted by Vic Sotto.
Everybody Hapi – More episodes and more guests on the weekly sitcom starring John Estrada, Alex Gonzaga and Nova Villa.
P.O.5 – The Sunday noontime variety show hosted by Lucy Torres-Gomez, Ryan Agoncillo, John Estrada, JC de Vera, and Alex Gonzaga will give ASAP and Party Pilipinas a run for their money.
Paparazzi – A Sunday showbiz talk show with Ruffa Gutierrez, Cristy Fermin, Jon Santos, and Dolly Anne Carvajal as the hosts.
Totoo TV – A reality comedy program featuring the omical tandem of Ariel and Maverick.
Batibot – The internationally awarded Pinoy children show will make a grand comeback.
The News and Information set-up has also gone stronger with new shows and new faces on board. Among them are Cheryl Cosim, Erwin Tulfo, Shawn Yao, Chris Tiu, Ariel and Maverick and head for News and Information Luchi Cruz-Valdez. They now join familiar TV5 faces that include Paolo Bediones, Martin Andanar, Cheri Mercado, Jove Francisco, Lourd de Veyra and others. Some of the new “News and Information” shows are:
Ako Mismo – hosted by Chris Tiu which will tell some of the inspiring stories of modern Filipino icons.
Aksyon – the station’s primetime newscast anchored by Paolo Bediones and Cheryl Cosim, airs weeknights at 9 p.m.
Sapul! – features hot off the grill news, strong commentary, ang programang walang sinisino. Hosted by Erwin Tulfo, Martin Andanar, Lourd de Veyra and Shawn Yao. Sapul premieres on Monday, April 5, at 5:30 in the morning.
USI (Under Special Investigation) – anchored by Paolo Bediones, this new current affairs program which airs every Sunday at 5 p.m. , takes an in-depth look into controversial personalities and the latest hot-button political issues.
Tutok Tulfo – investigative program by Erwin Tulfo.
Timbangan – a new public affairs program.
Dokumentado, Lupet – A documentary program.
In just a matter of months and weeks, the Kapatid Network was able to convince stars like Maricel Soriano, Paolo Bediones, Ruffa Gutierrez, JC de Vera, John Prats, Rainier Castillo, and Comedy King Dolphy to sign up with them. The new recruits will complement the station’s previous batch of stars led by Vic Sotto, Joey De Leon, Lucy Torres-Gomez, and Ryan Agoncillo.
Other Kapatid roster of talents are John Estrada, Oyo Sotto, Pauleen Luna, Alex Gonzaga, Amy Perez, Vandolph, Daiana Menezes, Jeffery Quizon, Erwin Tulfo, poet and writer Lourd de Veyra, Ariel & Maverick, Tuesday Vargas, Mr. Fu, Valeen Montenegro, William Martinez, Yayo Aguila, Jon Avila, Nova Villa, Eric Quizon, IC Mendoza, Cristy Fermin, Carla Humpries, Jenny Miller, Apple Chiu, Jan Nieto, Chris Cayzer, and Edgar Allan Guzman.
The TV5 team is now headed by President-CEO Ray Espinosa and EVP and COO Roberto V. Barreiro.
Can TV5 make it happen? Will this new leadership put the Kapatid network in the running with the two pioneer stations ABS-CBN and GMA? With the entry of some of their shows in the Mega Manila tv ratings race and the domination of Talentadong Pinoy in its timeslot, the goal is no longer just a dream–the possibility factor is getting higher by the minute!
A sneak peek at TV5’s newest Station ID: