Mikee Quintos and Kyline Alcantara have a positive feeling about the latest developments in their show, Studio 7.
Starting today, June 15, Studio 7 will air every Saturday with longer time, from 10:00 p.m. to 11:15 p.m.
From its pilot episode on October 14, 2018, until last Sunday, June 9, Studio 7 aired on Sundays, from 7:40 to 8:40 p.m.
Mikee welcomed the changes, "That's good! Di ba, at least mas may time tayo magpakita pa ng mga prod."
She told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other reporters during the June 11 press conference of her upcoming concert Revelation, she was not aware about Studio 7's extended time.
"I didn't know na mas mahaba na ang time slot pero I know na lilipat...
"Honestly, mas nabibitin ako. Medyo nabitin ako kapag nanonood.
"I'm excited! E, di more chances to have guests and regular artists show off what we can do."
Kyline also expressed optimism about the time-slot change.
She told PEP.ph at the press conference of StarStruck last June 10, "Of course, it's a new audience for us kasi every Saturday na siya, and mas late na siya."
Kyline looked at the late-night time slot positively, "Well, ang mga Kapuso natin meron naman sigurong choice na magpuyat kasi Sunday naman kinabukasan!
"Thankful po kasi... yun lang po yung nag-iisang musical-variety show ng GMA.
"Kumbaga lahat ng artista nilang umaarte, puwedeng-puwedeng mag-guest doon."
She said there will be new additions to the Studio 7 cast: Rita Daniela and Ken Chan, more popularly known as BoBrey in the series My Special Tatay.
"Level up, of course, may dalawang bagong Kapuso stars na papasok sa amin. Si Rita and Ken, ang BoBrey! Yun ang level up.
"We're really excited of course. New cast, new individuals, new talents."
MIKEE, KYLINE SURPRISED BY THE CHANGE
Filling in Studio 7's vacated Sunday time slot is GMA-7's reality-based artista search, StarStruck, which will air on weekends.
According to Kyline, they were informed about the change a few weeks before the announcement.
"Siguro like, last last week yata namin nalaman kasi nagulat din kami na bago na yung time-slot namin, but I'm really happy because StarStruck pumalit sa amin."
Kyline admitted though that she and her other castmates initially got worried.
"Well, of course, po... we're scared, takot po kami na mawala sa ere kasi mahal na mahal na po namin ang isa't isa.
"Mahal na mahal po namin yung craft na ginagawa, yung materyal na ginagawa namin doon.
"Masakit kung mawala man po kami but we're really thankful na nasa ere pa rin po kami and GMA is trusting us still."
She also clarified that Studio 7 is just changing its time and day, but will not undergo a reformat.
"Hindi naman po siya reformat, sadyang binago lang talaga yung time slot namin and, of course, may mga new segments din na papasok.
"Baka kumuha kami ng talents for outside, maraming puwedeng gawin."
For Mikee, she did not feel nervous about the change at all.
"I haven't had the chance to talk about it with the other artists pero ako, personally, kaya yan.
"I trust the director, the artists ng GMA, I trust their talent.
"Kahit anong time-slot yan, hindi magbabago yung galing ng artists ng GMA."
She also wished Studio 7 will stay on air longer with its new time slot.
"Sana tumagal. Noong nagstart naman yung show, yun talaga yung dream namin na, 'Magbilang tayo ng taon together—to the point na may ikakasal, manganganak, together tayo!'"
Studio 7's other regular perfomers are Christian Bautista, Julie Anne San Jose, Aicelle Santos, Mark Bautista, Rayver Cruz, Gabbi Garcia, Kate Valdez, Cassy and Mavy Legaspi, and Migo Adecer.
Comedians Super Tekla and Donita Nose, and The Clash graduates Golden Canedo, Mirriam Manalo, Jong Madaliday, Garrett Bolden, and Anthony Rosaldo complete the roster of Studio 7's regular cast.