FOLLOWING the highly successful and historic “Happy sa 2015: Philippine New Year Countdown” that marked TV5’s impressively festive and spectacular 2015 grand welcome, the Kapatid Network continues its happy streak with 10 new programs for the first quarter.
One big treat to kids and the young at heart is the free-TV airing in the Philippines of the world-famous children’s program, Hi-5. This Australian hit show will surely start the day right by making learning more fun and musical for Filipino children on weekday mornings at 8:30 a.m. that started on Jan. 20. A local version is on the planning stage, which will also have a nationwide search for the first-ever Filipino Hi-5 hosts.
TV5 offers a new lifestyle shows in the morning with Happy Wife Happy Life, bringing together the life partners of some of the country’s most popular basketball stars—Danica Sotto-Pingris, wife of hard-court idol Marc Pingris; LJ Moreno-Alapag, wife of PBA Mighty Mouse Jimmy Alapag; RR Enriquez, partner of ace player JJ Helterbrand; and Jack Maierhofer, wife of hard-court favorite Rico Maierhofer. Airing weekdays at 10:30 a.m., the show gives viewers a peek into the lives of these four hosts as they share the perks and challenges of being the partners in life of the country’s basketball superstars.
Expected to be the “advice center ng bayan” is Solved na Solved, a new morning show that tackles issues ranging from trivial to complex legal and life problems. Gelli De Belen, Atty. Mel Sta. Maria, and Arnell Ignacio are the hosts of this advice show on the audience’s legal rights and also on the available options and process in their legal claims. Solved na Solved airs weekdays at 11:30 a.m.
Making a big leap to television this year from its popular Radyo5 program is Healing Galing sa TV, now extending its valuable health advice to Kapatid viewers at 10 a.m. Monday to Friday, Naturaphatic medicine expert Dr. Edrinell Calvario teams up with Dr. Hayden Kho in sharing health tips and advice on medical conditions using both alternative and Western medicine approaches.
Meanwhile, continuing the success of its first season where some of the most popular stories from the world’s largest community of readers and writers were given their week-long TV adaptations, Wattpad Presents launches four new titles that are sure to excite Wattpad readers as well as the fans and followers of TV5’s young breed of stars. Airing weeknights at 9 p.m. starting Jan. 19 are the new Wattpad Presents episodes of “Trip in Love or Fall in Love” of Eula Caballero and Bret Jackson; “I’m in Love with a DOTA player” of Shaira Mae and Mark Neumann; “Mistakenly Meant for You” of Isabelle De Leon and Carl Guevarra; and “House Full of Hunks” of Jasmine Curtis Smith, Vin Abrenica, Charlie Sutcliffe, John Spainhour and Albie Casiño.
TV5 continues its ‘happy’ streak into the weekend with two soon-to-be-well-loved new comedy series, two out-of-the-box talent shows, and a love advice program hosted by a modern-day love guru followed by thousands of radio listeners.
Premiering on Jan. 24 is the much-awaited family sitcom 2 ½ Daddies, which promises to deliver a laugh-out-loud viewing experience every Saturday as Padilla siblings Robin, Rommel and BB Gandanghari star in their first-ever comedy show together. Joining in the show’s riotous fun is timeless beauty Alice Dixson, whose versatility as an actress will definitely complement the unique rapport of the Padilla siblings to make the program a weekly favorite. 2 ½ Daddies airs Saturdays at 7 p.m.
Late Saturday nights cater to the lovelorn through the love advice show Call Me Papa Jack, with no less than the country’s most popular male DJ and love guru Papa Jack at the helm. This weekly love advice program will give an interactive and dynamic TV experience as Papa Jack extends his signature humor and candid commentary to love-struck and heartbroken guests and callers. Call Me Papa Jack airs every Saturday at 10 p.m. starting on Jan. 24.
Sunday nights get wackier as Kapatid ‘prime hunk’ Derek Ramsay and Kapatid ‘hunk wannabe’ Empoy join forces in the primetime sitcom Mac & Chiz, where Derek plays the role of the handsome, smart, and wealthy bachelor Macario “Mac” Vasquez, who is also the famous heir to the successful chain of family restaurants called Kubyertos. Mac’s seemingly perfect life takes on a sudden twist when he is asked to look for his long-lost twin brother as his father’s dying wish. What happens when Mac finds out that this long-lost twin brother of his turns out to be someone like Chiz (Empoy), who is the total opposite of what he expected? Mac & Chiz airs at 8 p.m. every Sunday, beginning tonight.
Giving way to a high-energy and adrenaline-pumping Sunday TV is Move It: Clash of the Street Dancers, the first-ever streetdance competition on Philippine TV. Hosted by Jasmine Curtis Smith and Tom Taus, this exhilarating dance program presents solo and crew categories, with the solo category featuring 10 celebrity dancers while the crew/group category highlights 10 amateur dance crews who have been “making names in the industry.” Move It: Clash of the Street Dancers opens today and airs Sundays at 7 p.m.
Completing TV5’s Q1 offerings is the country’s newest singing competition Rising Stars, where video selfies become people’s ticket to stardom. Undeniably Asia’s ‘biggest karaoke community,’ the popular online app crosses over to mainstream media and takes the country by storm in its search for the best-of-the-best singing talents in the Philippines. Hosted by Ogie Alcasid and Venus Raj, Rising Stars gives singing hopefuls all over the Philippines the chance to upload their video performances via the mobile app or join the series of regional contests held in different areas and key cities all across the country. Rising Stars premieres on TV5 on Feb. 28 and airs every Saturday and Sunday from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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