Beginning Monday (July 23), GMA Network's artista search invades Filipinos homes with the premiere of Inside Protégé hosted by Jennylyn Mercado.
This 15-minute daily updates will air weeknights from 10:15-10:30pm on the Telebabad block, Mondays to Thursdays, after One True Love and every Friday after Lie To Me.
Jennylyn returns as host of Inside Protégé, which will give viewers behind the scenes footage of the journey and struggles in the life of each aspirant as they begin their quest for stardom. It will also feature the highlights and drama of the nationwide auditions where the five celebrity mentors witnessed the overwhelming number of contenders who auditioned in almost 15 cities all over the Philippines.
Protégé's five esteemed celebrity mentors are acclaimed actor and TV director Ricky Davao (North Luzon), seasoned actress and TV director Gina Alajar (South Luzon), drama and action film legend Phillip Salvador (Mindanao), multimedia icon Jolina Magdangal (Visayas), and multi-awarded actor Roderick Paulate (NCR).
The artista search's high-profile judges are talent manager/director Bert de Leon, multi-awarded drama actress Cherie Gil, comedian-TV host Joey de Leon, and GMA Network Films President Atty. Annette Gozon-Abrogar.
Only 20 protégés will make the cut and move on to become the mentor's four (2 boys and 2 girls) potential protégés who will be revealed to the viewers for the very first time on August 5, during the show's first gala night, hosted by Gala Presenter Dingdong Dantes and Journey Host Carla Abellana.
For additional updates on the aspirants' quest for fame and stardom, viewers can visit the website www.gmanetwork.com/protégé and catch Web Jock Maxene Magalona for daily updates in Protégé Webisodes beginning July 23.