Ogie Alcasid now a Kapamilya; Kathniel topbills Imortal sequel, other 2017 ABS-CBN shows bared

by James Patrick Anarcon
Nov 23, 2016
Kimerald (left frame) and KathNiel (right frame) lead the 2017 TV show offerings of ABS-CBN. During the trade launch, it was revealed that former GMA-7 talent Ogie Alcasid will be part of Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids edition.

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla's first foray into the fantaserye genre is just one of the ABS-CBN TV shows to look forward to in 2017.

The Kapamilya Network announced six of its upcoming shows yesterday, November 23, during the Isang Pamilya Tayo trade launch held at Maxim's Hotel in Resorts World Manila.

ABS-CBN will also test new tandems through its upcoming shows.

These include the love teams of Maja Salvador-Joseph Marco, Bea Alonzo-Ian Veneracion, Ritz Azul-Paulo Avelino as well as Bela Padilla-Zanjoe Marudo.

During the trade launch, it was revealed that Ogie Alcasid is now officially a Kapamilya!

He will be seen in his first regular Kapamilya show as a judge in Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids Edition.

Here are six ABS-CBN TV shows that viewers can look forward to in 2017:

Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin

A month after the announcement of the Kimerald comeback series, ABS-CBN showed a two-minute teaser of Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson's new teleserye tackling the lives of triathletes.

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Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin
's teaser also showed the characters of Jake Cuenca and Coleen Garcia swimming and biking. The two are set to play crucial roles in the lives of Kim and Gerald in the teleserye.

Kim and Gerald's characters are seen training together in an oval. They separated ways while running but they meet each other again at the end of the oval.

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The teaser used Lani Misalucha's "Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw" as its theme song. The said song was originally used in GMA-7's 2002 TV series of the same title starring Christopher de Leon, Alice Dixson, and Richard Gomez.

The upcoming Kapamilya series is produced by Dreamscape Entertainment Unit, helmed by Business Unit Head Roldeo Endrinal and directed by Dan Villegas.

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Read: Get a sneak peek of Kim Chiu-Gerald Anderson reunion teleserye Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin

La Luna Sangre

La Luna Sangre serves as the comeback of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla on primetime.

The new series is the third installment of the Lobo (January-July 2008) series topbilled by Angel Locsin and Piolo Pascual. It also serves as the sequel to Imortal (October 2010-April 2011), which starred Angel and John Lloyd Cruz.

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Imortal also had a online sequel focusing on the young daughter of Lia (Angel) and Mateo (John Lloyd). The webisodes called The Hidden Chapters of Imortal: Anino't Panaginip were shown in 2011.

Based on the teaser aired during the trade launch, Kathryn is cast as Lia's daughter who is now all grown-up.

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Fans are hoping that Angel Locsin will be a part of this series since she topbilled both Lobo and Imortal.

The upcoming fantasy series is produced by Star Creatives Television, headed by Malou Santos. No director was announced yet for the series.


Maja Salvador topbills the drama series Wildflower, which has the tagline: "Revenge has never been this wild."

The series revolves around a Lily, a woman seeking justice for her family after the death of her mother (played by Sunshine Cruz).

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It was seen in the teaser that Maja's character is in an art museum wearing a green dress. She holds a hammer and vows to exact revenge on the characters played by Tirso Cruz III, Aiko Melendez, and Wendell Ramos.

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She vowed, "Mawawala si Lily. At ipapanganak si Ivy."

"Matitikman nila ang pait ng aking paghihiganti. Dudurugin ko sila, pababagsakin, at pagagapangin sa aking harapan!"

Maja then destroyed a statue using her hammer.

At the end of the teaser, she was seen cuddling with Joseph Marco in the rain.

The series is produced by the unit helmed by Ruel S. Bayani and directed by Onat Diaz.

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A Love To Last

Bea Alonzo and Ian Veneracion team up for the first time through the teleserye A Love To Last, which was originally titled The Second Wife.

In a trailer uploaded in Star Creatives's Facebook account, it was shown that Bea's character was supposed to be married to a man (Victor Silayan) but unfortunately, she caught him cheating on her. Meanwhile, Ian's wife (Iza Calzado) decided to file for annulment.

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Later on, Ian and Bea's characters meet and form an unexpected bond together while on a trip in Germany.

The trailer indicated that A Love To Last is the first Kapamilya drama to be aired in 2017.

The series also stars Enchong Dee, Julia Barretto, and JK Labajo.

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Produced by Star Creatives Television, A Love To Last is directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng.

Read: Bea Alonzo and Ian Veneracion head to Germany for new teleserye A Love To Last

The Promise of Forever

The Promise of Forever is Ritz Azul's first full-length teleserye on ABS-CBN.

The series revolves around Paulo Avelino's character, who is cursed to live forever.

He met Ritz's character onboard a cruise ship in Europe, and they fell in love with each other. She didn't know that Paulo was actually the same man who saved her from a fire accident when she was still young.

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Aside from Ritz and Paulo, the series also stars Ejay Falcon, Cherry Pie Picache, Susan Africa, and Tonton Gutierrez.

Produced by Dreamscape Entertainment, the series is directed by Darnel Villaflor and Hannah Espia.

Read: Ritz Azul, Paulo Avelino start taping new teleserye around Europe

My Dear Heart

This new inspirational drama series stars Zanjoe Marudo, Bela Padilla, and Coney Reyes. My Dear Heart also introduces a new child wonder named Nayomi Ramos.

The new show focuses on the story of Heart (Nayomi), the adopted daughter of Zanjoe and Bela who has a heart ailment.

The couple had to seek the help of top cardiologist Dra. Margaret (Coney), who had a past connection with Zanjoe's character.

The teaser showed that Dra. Margaret wasn't able to save Heart, and the young child appeared to her as a ghost.

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My Dear Heart also stars Rio Locsin, Joey Marquez, and Loisa Andalio.

It is produced by Dreamscape Entertainment and directed by Jerome Pobocan and Jojo Saguin.

Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids

Ogie Alcasid is now officially a Kapamilya!

For his first TV show on the Kapamilya Network, the singer-songwriter will serve as a judge in Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids Edition along with Sharon Cuneta and Gary Valenciano.

The kids' version of this variety-competition show will feature child wonders and singers such as Awra Briguela, Alonzo Muhlach, Lyca Gairanod, and Elha Nympha, among others.

Aside from launching these seven TV shows, ABS-CBN also gave Doble Kara star Julia Montes the title "Queen of Daytime Drama."

The afternoon series, which started airing on August 2015, is expected to wrap up next year.

The Greatest Love
lead stars Sylvia Sanchez, Dimples Romana, Andi Eigenmann, Nonie Buencamino, Matt Evans, and Arron Villaflor also delivered spoken poetry during the trade launch.

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Viewers can expect more intense drama from The Greatest Love in 2017 as Gloria's (Sylvia) Alzheimer's disease worsens while her secrets are slowly being discovered by her children.

Meanwhile, primetime shows FPJ's Ang Probinsyano, Magpahanggang Wakas, and Till I Met You are expected to end their run sometime next year.

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Kimerald (left frame) and KathNiel (right frame) lead the 2017 TV show offerings of ABS-CBN. During the trade launch, it was revealed that former GMA-7 talent Ogie Alcasid will be part of Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids edition.
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