Entertainment

Television in 2014: Networks’ opening salvo


Television networks have launched their lineup of new shows. The Kapatid network promises to “revolutionize” the audience’s viewing, ABS-CBN offers variety and GMA7 fields a programming with more drama.

On TV5, it appears that Sharon Cuneta will be the most visible star and the busiest, too. After Madam Chairman, Sharon will carry on to the daily series called My Pirated Family where a street-smart woman who cons her way to the world of the rich and famous by putting together a fake family. Sharon will also host a drama anthology entitled Minamahal, which is said to rival Charo Santos’ MMK and Mel Tiangco’s Magpakailanman.

Sharon Cuneta

Further, the network will also have a Philippine adaptation of two hit Korean series, Baker King and My Fair Lady.

TV5 will have another original series, It’s a medical drama about a woman who undergoes extensive cosmetic surgery. It stars Marvin Agustin, Bianca King, Martin Escudero, and the now popular Neri Naig. Though they claim its original, the plot resembles the story of a famous Korean dramedy that aired in a rival network.

Meanwhile, the upcoming Kapamilya shows for 2014 spans several genres from romantic comedy, drama, fantasy, action, comedy and reality. However, reality shows look to be more highlighted with return of Pinoy Big Brother, The Biggest Loser and The Voice.

The Cast of The Legal Wife

In its effort to give a more variety, Kapamilya network tries the sitcom formula with John Lloyd Cruz and Toni Gonzaga acting newlywed in Home Sweetie Home.

The Legal Wife top-billed by Angel Locsin and Jericho Rosales and You’re My Home starring Dawn Zulueta and Richard Gomez herald the comeback of heavy drama on primetime.

Kapuso network, on the other hand, has a handful of drama programs that aim to recapture the channel’s position in primetime block. Leading the pack is the Marian Rivera and Alden Richards-starrer soap, Carmela, the network’s opening salvo for 2014.

Marian Rivera as Carmela

Its Afternoon Prime will have two new shows namely Ibalik ang Kahapon starring Christian Bautista and Camille Prats, and Paraiso Ko’y Ikaw that features a teens cast led by Bea Benine, Joyce Ching, and Kristoffer Martin.

The network also unveiled two yet to be titled shows, one is Regine Velasquez weekend variety talk show and the other is a youth-oriented show that will replace Dormitoryo.

So there, that’s your TV in 2014.

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