GMA-7 implements shakeup in weekend programming



PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:


"GMA Network unveils the station’s bigger and bolder program line-up on weekends beginning December 1 and December 2, 2012.


"The shakeup in the Saturday and Sunday afternoon and primetime blocks is anchored on the network’s commitment to provide the best possible viewing experience to all Filipinos.


"On Saturday, December 1, local television’s pioneering wish-granting program Wish Ko Lang, hosted by multi-awarded GMA News Pillar Vicky Morales, continues to feature inspiring stories of ordinary Filipinos as they struggle to overcome extraordinary situations. Anchored by Jiggy Manicad and Pia Arcangel, 24 Oras Weekend shortly comes next at 5:15 pm with the rundown of the day’s most pressing issues and a recap of the week that was.


"Coming in next is the action packed reality show Extra Challenge at 5:45 pm, hosted by primetime royalties Richard Gutierrez and Marian Rivera together with Boobay. This Saturday, celebrities Mikael Daez, JC Tiuseco, LJ Reyes, and Love Anover brave a series of tough challenges in the infamous Pasig River. All of them must jump from the Guadalupe bridge to an approaching barge like that scene from Bourne Supremacy! Will they be able to conquer their fear?


"Get ready for another fun-filled episode of Celebrity Bluff as award-winning comedienne/actress Eugene Domingo together with the well-loved comic tandem of Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola bring non-stop fun and entertainment to every household at 6:30pm. This will be followed by Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr.‘s informative and educational program, Kap’s Amazing Stories at 7:30 pm.


"Be inspired and be moved once again with another touching story of ordinary people with extraordinary experiences via the award-winning drama anthology Magpakailanman hosted by multi-awarded broadcast journalist Ms. Mel Tiangco, which comes in at 8:15 pm.


"At 9:35 pm, witness the daily grind of persons with unique occupations around the country and the world in Wattajob, hosted by Kapuso heartthrob Chris Tiu and multi-awarded actress Heart Evangelista with comedian John Feir.


"Join award-winning broadcast journalist Rhea Santos as she gets to know the real stories behind the lives of the people often seen on camera. Musicians who have made their names in the music industry for their chart-topping hits share the tales of their lives this Saturday in Tunay na Buhay beginning at 10:20 pm. Know the ups and downs of hit-maker Kitchie Nadal and what keeps Yael Yuzon of Spongecola grounded.


"Cap the night off with the musical variety show of the country’s one and only Master Showman German Moreno in Walang Tulugan With The Master Showman at 11:05pm.


"On Sunday, December 2, join Raymond Gutierrez, Roderick Paulate, Jennylyn Mercado, and Asia ’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid as they feature extraordinary personalities and human interest stories on GMA’s showbiz news magazine program HOT T.V. at 4 pm.


"Back to deliver the day’s biggest news are Jiggy Manicad and Pia Arcangel via 24 Oras Weekend at 5:30 pm.


"For the second part of the Pasig River challenge, who among Mikael, JC, LJ, and Love will be rushed to the hospital because of an ill fall from the Guadalupe bridge stunt? Extra Challenge reveals its next champion starting at 6 pm.


"Afterwards, the high-rating family sitcom Pepito Manaloto, topbilled by Asian TV Best Comedy Actor recipient Michael V., continues to delight and entertain kids and adults alike at 6:45 pm.
Multi-awarded broadcast journalist Jessica Soho takes Sundays this time as top-rating news magazine program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho begins sharing informative and at the same time entertaining feature stories at 7:45 pm.


"It will shortly be followed by local television’s one and only Sumbungan ng Bayan. Bannered by one of the country’s most credible broadcast personalities, Mike Enriquez, Imbestigador airs at 9:15 pm.


"At 10 pm, witness another amazing episode in I-Bilib as Chris Tiu and Moymoy Palaboy feature bizarre experiments in the world of science with special guests Jennylyn Mercado and Chariz Solomon.


"And at 10:30 pm, catch the major solo concert of the Ultimate Singing Champion Rachelle Ann Go dubbed as R.A.G. Rise Against Gravity in Sunday Night Box Office (SNBO).


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



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