Veteran actors Roderick Paulate and Amy Austria are both staging a comeback in GMA-7.
They will be seen together in the show titled One of the Baes, starring Ken Chan and Rita Daniela.
Roderick and Amy, who were last seen in their respective ABS-CBN teleseryes, attended the story conference of the new Kapuso show last July 17.
One of the Baes is produced by GMA News and Public Affairs, which also produces romantic-comedy series such as TODA One I Love (2019), Inday Will Always Love You (2018), and I Heart Davao (2017).
Tonton Gutierrez, Edgar Allan Guzman, Pauline Mendoza, Buboy Villar, Maureen Larrazabal, Archie Alemania, and Eat Bulaga's "That's My Bae" winner Kenneth Earl Medrano are also part of One of the Baes.
An airing date has yet to be announced for One of the Baes.
AMY AUSTRIA RETURNS TO GMA-7 AFTER 14 YEARS
One of the Baes is Amy Austria's comeback to GMA-7 after 14 years.
Her last appearance in a Kapuso show was in the 2005 prime-time series Sugo, starring Richard Gutierrez.
Amy's other teleseryes in GMA-7 were: Kirara: Ano Ang Kulay ng Pag-ibig? (1999), Umulan Man O Umaraw (2000), Narito Ang Puso Ko (2003), Mulawin (2004), and Now and Forever presents Mukha (2005).
Last Saturday, July 13, Amy jumpstarted her GMA-7 comeback by appearing in the network's drama anthology, Magpakailanman.
Amy's last teleserye with ABS-CBN was the prime-time series Halik, starring Jericho Rosales, Yam Concepcion, Yen Santos, and Sam Milby. The show aired from August 2018 to April 2019.
Amy's previous projects as a Kapamilya were: Pangako Sa 'Yo (2000), Bituing Walang Ningning (2006), and Walang Kapalit (2007).
After Walang Kapalit, Amy temporarily took a break from acting to focus on her family life.
In 2011, Amy returned to television via the prime-time series Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin, starring Coco Martin, Maja Salvador, and Andi Eigenmann.
She also played important roles in Kapamilya teleseryes Lorenzo's Time (2012), Ikaw Lamang (2014), and the modern remake of Pangako Sa 'Yo (2015).
Her inclusion in the remake of Pangako Sa 'Yo made Amy the second actress to be part of both incarnations of the Kapamilya series. The other one was Jodi Sta. Maria.
Amy revealed during the finale press conference of Pangako Sa 'Yo that there was actually an offer for her to do a project with GMA-7.
However, she decided to choose to do the project with Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.
RODERICK PAULATE: KAPUSO AGAIN
Roderick Paulate is considered to be one of the original Kapamilyas, after hosting various TV shows and starring in sitcoms of the network.
He is known for the variety show Tonight With Dick and Carmi with Carmi Martin, which ran from 1988 to 1991.
He also did the sitcoms Abangan Ang Susunod Na Kabanta (1991-1997), Oki Doki Doc (1993), Mary D' Potter (2003), Bora (2005), and several episodes of Maalaala Mo Kaya, which won him awards in different award-giving bodies.
Roderick was also one of the hosts of the noontime show Magandang Tanghali, Bayan, along with Amy Perez. Their duo became famous during the show's run in 1998 to 2003.
From 2003 to 2004, Roderick was part of the drama series Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas.
In 2006, Roderick tried for the first time to become a Kapuso when he top-billed the afternoon series Makita Ka Lang Muli, produced by TAPE Inc.
As the show was short-lived, he returned to ABS-CBN in 2007 for the sitcom That's My Doc.
In 2009, Roderick did several shows for GMA-7: Rosalinda (2009), Munting Heredera (2011), Protege: The Battle for the Big Artista Break (2012), Tweets for my Sweet (2012), and H.O.T. TV (2012-2013).
In 2013, Roderick staged an ABS-CBN comeback when he was tapped to host The Singing Bee, together with Amy Perez. The show ran for two years.
After not doing regular TV shows from 2015 to 2016, Roderick returned to TV in 2017 via the Wansapanataym episode "Amazing Ving," which reunited him with Carmi Martin.
Roderick and Carmi were also part of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano from 2018 to 2019.