During an intimate gathering at the 17th floor of GMA Network in Quezon City earlier today, October 22, executives of the Kapuso network revealed details about upcoming shows for the last quarter of 2010 and the first two quarters of 2011.
GMA SVP for Entertainment Wilma Galvante said that by the end of the year, they will offer viewers the chance to witness the highly anticipated Ogie Alcasid-Regine Velasquez wedding.
She revealed that the "wedding of the year" will take place on December 22 at the Punta Fuego beach resort in Batangas. On December 26, the Kapuso Network will air the exclusive coverage of the "wedding-within-a-concert."
According to Ms. Wilma, the wedding coverage is GMA-7's gift to the couple who have been loyal Kapuso stars for many years.
Members of the press were curious to know about GMA-7's strategy to counter TV5's launch of Willie Revillame's new show Willing Willie. It is scheduled to air its pilot episode this Saturday, October 23.
Despite the arrival of this new show, GMA-7 executives said that they will continue with their regular programming because they believe that their programs are strong enough to withstand the competition posed by the Kapatid Network.
GMA-7's VP for Drama Lilybeth Rasonable narrated to the editors and writers present during the presscon some details about their upcoming shows.
LAST QUARTER SALVO. For the last quarter of 2010, GMA-7 aired its first original Sinenovela offering, Kris Bernal's Koreana, and Iza Calzado's Beauty Queen.
On October 25, the Kapuso network will air the pilot episode of Little Star, which will be topbilled by Jennylyn Mercado, Lovi Poe, and Mark Anthony Fernandez. The show will also introduce GMA-7's newest child star Nicky Castro. This afternoon drama series directed by Maryo J. delos Reyes also stars Paolo Contis and Rich Asuncion.
Inspired by the fairy tale Thumbelina, the Kapuso network will present a its newest telefantasya titled Dwarfina. Heart Evangelista is cast as a young woman who is cursed to be no higher than six inches.
She will fall in love with a mortal portrayed by Dennis Trillo. Completing their love triangle will be former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Will Devaughn.
Dwarfina will also star Lani Mercado, Jackie Lou Blanco, Mark Bautista, Emilio Garcia, and Pauleen Luna.
FIRST QUARTER 2011. When members of the press asked if Claudine Barretto will have a new show, the GMA-7 executives pointed out, "Definitely may future siya. It will be a daily soap, pero sinusulat pa ang script."
GMA-7 is slated to offer three new primetime shows next year.
First, is the romantic-comedy I ♥ You Pare. Regine Velasquez and Dingdong Dantes will let viewers take a peek into the flamboyant lifestyle of gays and drag queens.