Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza's first primetime series Destined To Be Yours is down to its last two weeks.
The announcement was made by GMA Network on its Instagram account on Monday, May 15.
Its caption read, “Tutukan ang 10 natitirang araw ng #DestinedToBeYours!”
This confirmed the earlier statement of Ms. Lilybeth Rasonable, GMA Network's senior vice president for TV Entertainment.
In her reply to PEP.ph's (Philippine Entertainment Portal) previous inquiry, Rasonable said, "DTBY's story was really written to end in May. It is NOT being shortened.
"We fixed the schedule kasi that after the soap, they will already start shooting for the movie."
This came after DTBY's creative consultant Suzette Doctolero got into an exchange of tweets with some AlDub fans, who reacted negatively on her Twitter post about the “flop” ratings of the TV during its first weeks.
On one of her Twitter posts, she said to a fan, “To be honest abt it, the writing teams doing their best thats why its rating now unlike [t]he first 3 weeks ata na flop. Now its good.”
At one point, a netizen tweeted to her, “Then, tapusin na!”
To which Suzette replied, “Sa may.”
The GMA writer later apologized for her tweets.
She said, “I'm sorry that ive maligned my own show. Not my intention. I admit i am not good in dealing with the bashers.”
Destined To Be Yours's pilot episode aired last February 27. The show will end exactly on its 13th week, which is equivalent to one season on television.
FANS' REACTIONS. AlDub fans and Destined To Be Yours viewers have mixed reactions to the end of the show—some expected it to end soon, while others aired their disappointment over the development of its story.
Other fans thought it's just right to end the series since the phenomenal AlDub love team is about to start shooting for its next movie.
GMA has not yet announced what TV series will replace Destined To Be Yours.
Is it going to be My Love From the Star, which is topbilled by Jennylyn Mercado and newbie actor Gil Cuerva?