TV5 offers alternative Sunday afternoon viewing with the launch of its Tanghaling Go-Go-Go! block this February 27.
Kicking things off at 12:00 noon is the fun and exciting game show Pinoy Samurai bannered by ace comedian Joey de Leon, who will be assuming the character of Emperor Yoje.
Joining Emperor Yoje is his loyal servant Kimonay (Rufa Mi), along with game masters Itimpura (Wilma Doesnt) and Gaysha (Mr. Fu).
Pinoy Samurai follows the adventures of thirty contestants all vying for the right to claim supremacy over the competition.
The road to prestige, however, will be tough as a series of obstacles including a cast of characters like Tiny the giant sumo wrestler; Godzira, the not-so-sturdy monster; Kulang the skinny Barbarian; Princess Hentay; as well as Captains Tamagotchi, Fugo, Sogo and Sushi warriors are all set out to derail the contestants.
"Visually appealing kasi outdoor ito tsaka 'yong mga games ang lalaki—ang lalaki ng scope. We have more than six or seven cameras so talagang pinag gastusan," Mr. Fu told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal).
The Sunday television noontime slot for a long time is home to musical variety shows, making TV5's offering an "alternative" for the audience to appreciate.
"Kami naman kasi gusto lang namin na magpaligaya at magpasaya on a different format. So more on gusto lang namin gawin ito at hindi naman parang tatapatan kung anong ginagawa nila. Nasa viewers 'yon kung anong gusto nilang panoorin on a Sunday," explained Mr. Fu.
LUCKY NUMBERS. Award-winning comedienne Eugene Domingo and Keempee de Leon will invade television at 1:00 p.m. as they deliver Lucky Numbers—a fast-paced live game-variety show inspired by the United Kingdom's Magic Numbers.
Co-hosting the program are Jon Avila, Andrew Wolffe, Tres Marias, Biriteras, Jan Nieto, Wendy Valdez, Regine Tolentino, and other guest celebrities.
To register, home viewers will have to earn two numbers (based on the last seven digits of the cellphone number) from six magic numbers generated. One lucky phone contestant is then selected to participate in the tension-filled money end-game where they can win up to P1 million in cash prizes.
FANTASTIK! TV5 gathers its bunch of young and teen stars in Fantastik!—a Sunday variety show directed by Al Quinn, with Jay Durias as musical director.
Teaming up to lead the Fantastik! crew are Alex Gonzaga, Kean Cipriano, Danita Paner, and JC de Vera.
Rounding up the fun are some of the freshest faces on television today: Princess Ryan, Diane Medina, Carla Humphries, Rodjun Cruz, Lucky Mercado, Rainier Castillo and Edgar Allan Guzman.
Star Factor's prized finds--Ritz, Christian, Sette, and Eula--along with the rest of the mentioned show's teen stars will prove that they are ready to embrace the limelight.
The fun and glitter intensifies as Gerald Santos, DJ Mike, Alyana and Anykka Asistio, Gloc9, Alwyn Uytingco, Meg Imperial, Empoy Marquez, Martin Escudero and Arci Munoz join the Fantastik! which will take on the 2:00 p.m. timeslot.