ABS-CBN's afternoon series, Kadenang Ginto, is extended until 2020.
This is the answer of Dreamscape Entertainment head Deo Endrinal during the Kadenang Ginto thanksgiving press conference last May 17 when he was asked until when the show will remain on the air:
"At least for the whole year, to cross over to 2020."
Dreamscape Entertainment produces this hit afternoon series top-billed by Beauty Gonzalez, Andrea Brillantes, Francine Diaz, and Dimples Romana.
Kadenang Ginto started airing on October 8, 2018, replacing Asintado, that was top-billed by Julia Montes.
Kadenang Ginto is currently on its eighth month on television.
The May 17 thanksgiving press conference also served as the launch of the show's teen group called The Gold Squad.
The group is composed of Andrea and Francine, together with their respective love-team partners, Seth Fedelin and Kyle Echarri.
KADENANG GINTO AND GAME OF THRONES MEMES
Scenes and characters from Kadenang Ginto have been a source of memes for the past few months.
Just recently, there were netizens who jokingly did a face-off and compared Kadenang Ginto with popular Hollywood TV series, Game of Thrones.
Here are some posts of netizens:
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked The Gold Squad how they feel about their show being so popular that they are being associated with Game of Thrones.
Andrea answered, "Sa group chat po namin, puro kami nagse-sendan ng memes ng Kadenang Ginto kasi sobrang nakakatawa.
"Sobrang nakakataba ng puso. Lagi kaming pinag-uusapan!
"Natutuwa kami sa effort ng mga tao sa pagagagawa ng memes, sobrang taba ng utak nila.
"Ngayon po mas naglabasan yung memes nitong summer kasi po yung students, sila gumagawa ng memes kaya nakakatuwa."
Kyle also pointed out the efforts of other Facebook users who created accounts based on Kadenang Ginto charactrs.
He said, "May nakikita lang po kaming mga Facebook account na gumagawa ng mga "as Kristoff" tapos nag-kukuwentuhan po sila sa mga status nila.
Andrea added, "Dini-DM [direct message] nila si Daniela, si Romina.
"Tapos meron din pong YouTuber, si Kyo, gumawa siya ng parody, twaang tawa ako sa bawat video. Sobrang funny niya!"
KADENANG GINTO MOVIEHOUSE SCENE
Another scene that went viral on social media was the scene where Marga (Andrea), Cassie (Francine), and Kristoff (Kyle) were at a moviehouse.
Marga did her best to catch the attention of Kristoff by asking for popcorn, even if they ordered the same flavor.
However, Kristoff didn't pay any attention to her, and instead, took care of Cassie by making her wear his jacket.
Marga became jealous and cried as she witnessed how sweet Kristoff was to Cassie.
The video clip of the scene was shared by a Facebook user, and has already gained 182k reactions and 173k shares.
Andrea said about this, "Feeling ko po, maraming natuwa doon kasi maraming naka-relate, kasi siyempre, lahat naman tayo nagkagusto sa hindi tayo gusto.
"So, feeling ko nakahugot yung mga viewers doon tapos yun po, feeling ko marami rin talaga nasaktan kasi naexperience nila."
Kyle then divulged trivia about that scene.
He narrated, "Umiyak talaga siya do'n, e. Dapat po kasi, sa labas po siya iiyak. Lalabas po siya ng sinehan, doon po siya iiyak.
"Pero noong nasa eksena na po kami, umiyak na po siya.
"So, yung susunod na eksena, hindi na namin nakunan yung isa. Sabi ni Direk, ang aga mong umiyak!"
Kadenang Ginto is directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng and Jojo Saguin.
Francine added, "Natatawa po ako and natutuwa kasi di ko po akalin na nasasabi nila yung ganun kasi po, di ba, si Cassie, tahimik siya?
"Hindi siya yung pinu-push niya yung sarili niya sa taong di naman siya gusto.
"So natutuwa po ako kasi biglang, 'One point si Cassie, si Marga, zero.'"
Despite the onscreen rivalry, Francine and Andrea have no problems with each other behind the cameras and have formed a close bond with the other cast members of Kadenang Ginto, including Beauty Gonzalez and Dimples Romana.
There was even one video that showed Dimples helping Francine internalize her role.
Francine said, "Sa set po ng Kadenang Ginto, hindi po namin tinuturing yung isa't isa bilang mga artista, tinuturing po namin lahat as family po and nagtutulungan po kami lagi.
"Lalo po sila ate Dimples, sila ate Beauty, kapag may eksena po na mabigat, tinutulungan po nila kami paano hinahandle."
Andrea also said the same about their relationship on set.
"Ako po, parang ate ko na po talaga silang dalawa. Kapag meron po akong problems, nagse-share ako sa kanila 'tapos tinutulungan nila ako.
"'Tapos may one time nga po, nasa van kami 'tapos naghihintay kami kasi na-delay yung eroplano.
"So, nagkwentuhan kami ng mga horror stories 'tapos lahat kami natatakot na, 'tapos bigla na lang sinabi ni Ate Dimples, 'Alam niyo guys, love ko na talaga kayo lahat!' 'tapos nagyakapan kaming lahat.
Francine added, "And then, may mga stars pa noon so memorable talaga."