ABS-CBN artists are set to appear in the pilot episodes of two new TV5 shows tomorrow, August 15.
These two new programs are Fill In The Bank and Bawal Na Game Show.
Both are block-timers produced by Archangel Media, the new-media outfit formed by Mike Tuviera, the company's chief executive officer, and Jojo Oconer, chief operating officer.
Mike is the director-producer son of Tony Tuviera, aka Mr. T, producer of Eat Bulaga.
Fill In The Bank is hosted by Eat Bulaga! host Jose Manalo and ABS-CBN actress-comedienne Pokwang.
Bawal Na Game Show is hosted by Eat Bulaga! hosts Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros.
Both shows, according to their official Twitter accounts, will feature artists from Star Magic, the talent-management arm of ABS-CBN.
FILL IN THE BANK GUESTS
Fill In The Bank, which premieres at 6:00 p.m., will have ABS-CBN actors Jerome Ponce and Ronnie Alonte as guests.
The guest appearance of Jerome and Ronnie was taped on August 14.
Both actors have ongoing projects with ABS-CBN.
Jerome still appears in the prime-time series A Soldier’s Heart, which airs on the Kapamilya Channel.
Ronnie is part of the upcoming Kapamilya teleserye Cara Y Cruz, where he will be paired with girlfriend Loisa Andalio.
The series will push through. This was confirmed by Ronnie and Loisa’s co-star, Julia Barretto.
Ronnie is also part of It’s Showtime as a member of Hashtags, which has not been appearing of late due to limitations of social distancing on the set.
BAWAL NA GAME SHOW GUESTS
Bawal Na Game Show, which airs at 7 p.m., will feature four female artists.
Three of them are from Star Magic: Heaven Peralejo, Kira Balinger, and Maika Rivera.
The other guest is Empress Schuck, who is managed by Becky Aguila Artists and is not signed up with any TV network.
Just like Ronnie, Heaven is going to be part of Cara Y Cruz.
Kira was part of the prime-time series Pamilya Ko, which stopped airing in March 2020.
The series ended with an unfinished storyline, after ABS-CBN removed it from the Kapamilya programs that will resume airing on the Kapamilya Channel.
Maika’s last project was the afternoon series Sandugo, which ended in March 2020, and was top-billed by Aljur Abrenica and Ejay Falcon.
ABS-CBN STARS ON TV5
Meanwhile, some Kapamilya talents are set to be regular mainstays of Kapatid shows.
Pokwang is one of the hosts of Fill In The Bank and Chika BESH!, another talk show produced by Mike Tuviera's Archangel Media.
Ria Atayde is Pokwang’s co-host in Chika BESH!, which will also star Pauleen Luna.
Jessy Mendiola, who was last seen in Sandugo, will host TV5’s morning program Fit For Life.
TV5 Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan admitted in a recent interview that TV5 has been having ongoing negotiations with artists and employees of ABS-CBN.
A report from PEP Alerts’ Cabinet Files also stated that TV5 may absorb two shows from ABS-CBN: the gag show Banana Sundae and the sitcom Home Sweetie Home.
On May 5, 2020, ABS-CBN stopped broadcast after the National Telecommunications Commission issued a cease and desist order following the expiration of the network's congressional franchise.
On July 10, 2020, Congress denied the renewal of ABS-CBN's broadcast franchise.