PRESS STATEMENT FROM TV5:
"This coming 2012, TV5 promises to turn "dreams" into a "reality" as the Kapatid Network ushers the New Year with a formidable line-up of reality programs.
"Headlining these new shows is Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines. This touching reality series franchise, originally produced by Endemol, follows the original format of providing home renovations to less fortunate families and communities within the span of seven days. It seems like an impossible task, but with the help of the show’s dedicated design team and kind-hearted volunteers, EM:HE is able to bring a new home and a new hope to the lives of deserving families. For its Philippine debut, the design team will be led and hosted by the country’s "King of Reality TV" Paolo Bediones, who will be joined by Tessa Prieto-Valdez and Divine Lee.
"TV5 serves another heartwarming and entertaining reality show in Dancing Nation, a unique and inspiring dance-off competition that unites the whole community toward a common cause. Recognizing the Filipinos’ singing prowess, the network embarks on a nationwide search for true talent in Kanta Pilipinas.
"Bringing variety into the mix, TV5 also acquired two big-title reality game shows: The Biggest Game Show in Asia and The Amazing Race Philippines.
"The Biggest Game Show in Asia will have teams from four South East Asian countries (Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Philippines) competing against each other through games and obstacle courses. Hosted by Richard Gomez and Joey de Leon, the show was recently shot at a purpose built production hub in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
"Fans of The Amazing Race franchise can expect the same level of heart-pumping adventure and thrilling challenges with the all new The Amazing Race Philippines.
"Finally, intrigue, drama, and titillating characters will surely spice up your viewing experience with Temptation Island: Dare to Win. Focusing on a group of beautiful young men and women marooned in a beautiful island, this show is inspired by Regal Entertainment’s ’80s cult classic Temptation Island."
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