After eight months of airing, Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson's daytime series Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin will end its run this January 2018.
Earlier today, January 5, the ABS-CBN series aired a teaser announcing the show's last three weeks on the air.
Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin, which aired its pilot episode on May 1, 2017, served as Kim and Gerald's comeback teleserye as a love team after they parted ways in 2010.
Aside from featuring Kimerald's reunion, the show became controversial when ABS-CBN management decided to air it as a daytime show, a move that surprised fans.
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Prior to this show, Kim and Gerald used to top-bill teleseryes aired on a prime-time slot, both as a love team and as solo stars.
Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin had a rough start when it did not manage to beat its rival program Trops during its first few weeks, according to AGB Nielsen.
However, the show proved to be successful after it gained momentum and finally registered a higher rating than Trops and the latter's replacement, The Lola's Beautiful Show, according to both AGB and Kantar ratings.
Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin is set to air its last episode on January 26.
JODI-RICHARD-ROBIN. No word has been said yet about Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin's replacement show.
However, ABS-CBN has been airing teasers of an upcoming show titled Sana Dalawa Ang Puso, starring Jodi Sta. Maria, Richard Yap, and Robin Padilla.
In fact, the Kapamilya network released a teaser of the new show last January 3.
It showed Jodi portraying two different characters with one face.
Another teaser was launched yesterday, January 4, showing Jodi's two leading men: Robin Padilla and Richard Yap.
With Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin ending its run on January 26, there's a possibility that Sana Dalawa Ang Puso might air in that timeslot.
If it happens, the show will serve as Jodi and Richard's comeback on the daytime slot, after they top-billed the long-running series Be Careful With My Heart. It ran from 2012 to 2014 in the same timeslot.
Be Careful With My Heart is the first teleserye aired in that slot after many years.
Sana Dalawa Ang Puso is also Robin's comeback to making teleseryes after the 2013 short-lived prime-time series Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw.
ABS-CBN has yet to formally announce the timeslot of this new teleserye.