Richard Gutierrez and Marian Rivera's Extra Challenge will premiere this weekend



PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:

"GMA Network further intensifies its Saturday and Sunday afternoon and primetime blocks with a bigger and bolder programming schedule beginning October 27 and 28, 2012.

"On Saturday, October 27, the country’s well-loved and longest running noontime show, Eat Bulaga, continues to bring laughter and surprises to viewers at 11:30AM. Afterwards, a totally exciting, totally exclusive, and totally explosive episode of Startalk follows at 2:45pm with the live guesting of Temptation of Wife’s Primetime Queen Marian Rivera and Dennis Trillo.

"The country’s pioneering wish-granting public service program Wish Ko Lang, hosted by Vicky Morales, continues to help the less-fortunate, reunite families and loved ones, and treat die-hard fans to a quality time with their celebrity icons as it moves back to its original timeslot at 4:15pm. 24 Oras Weekend, anchored by Jiggy Manicad and Pia Arcangel, shortly comes next at 5:15pm with the rundown of the day’s most pressing issues and a recap of the week that was.

"Kapuso Movie Night: Pinoy Flicks follows with the airing of Asia’s first gay zombie comedy film Zombadings topbilled by Martin Escudero, Roderick Paulate, and Eugene Domingo at 5:45pm. Zombadings is the story of Remington (Mart), a boy who has a knack for mischief. His favorite targets are the homosexuals in their town of Lucban, Quezon. One day, he meets a gay man (Roderick) at the cemetery and taunts him about his gender. The gay man curses him that when he grows up, he too will turn gay.

"Saturdays and Sundays get more intense with the premiere of the most extreme reality game show on Philippine TV – Extra Challenge hosted by Richard Gutierrez and Marian Rivera together with Boobay – taking over weekend primetime at 7:30pm. Next is the all-time topic-trending Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho at 8:30pm. Multi-award-winning broadcast journalist Jessica Soho features Sindak, the magazine show’s Halloween special this Saturday.

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"Afterwards, Kapuso Movie Night: Asian Kicks airs the comedy horror film Spooky Encounters at 10 pm.Starring Sammo Hung, this movie is about a cuckolded husband sent on a wild roller coaster ride of spooky encounters when his wife’s wealthy lover tries to do away with him with the help of a Taoist monk.

"Be inspired and be moved with the real struggles and drama behind the lives of well-known personalities and celebrities through their own true-to-life stories they personally relate in Tunay na Buhay, hosted by Rhea Santos, which comes in at 11:15 pm.

"On Sunday, Jiggy Manicad and Pia Arcangel are back bringing the latest news via 24 Oras Weekend which starts at 6:00pm. At 6:30pm, the high-rating family sitcom, Pepito Manaloto brings another fun-filled episode to the viewers. Extra Challenge comes back at 7:30 pm bringing an intense finale to the weekend series.

"Meanwhile, Senator Bong Revilla’s infotainment show, Kap’s Amazing Stories, features the weirdest, wildest, and scariest creatures of the sea with the episode “Freaks of the Sea" at 8:15pm.

"Veteran news anchor Mike Enriquez comes in at 9:00 pm with the hard-hitting Imbestigador fearlessly exposing abuses and felonies in cemeteries where caskets have been forcefully opened in order to steal valuables from the dead.

"At 9:45 pm, witness another astounding episode in I-Bilib as Chris Tiu and Moymoy Palaboy feature bizarre experiments in the world of science with special guests Heart Evangelista and Chariz Solomon. And at 10:15pm, Sunday Night Box Office (SNBO) keeps viewers on the edge of their seats with the suspense movie thriller film The Strangers.

"Catch these Kapuso shows as they bring superior entertainment every weekend beginning this Saturday and Sunday on GMA-7."


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