June 17 | STAR MAGIC TALENTS GO 'CRAZY FOR YOU'
Everyone's going into the Crazy for You mania! Not only will you be smitten over Toni Gonzaga's and Luis Manzano's chemistry, you'll also go gaga over the Star Magic
artists that are part of this fun and kilig teleserye. Pokwang, John Prats, Roxanne Guinoo, Sandara Park, Joseph Bitangcol, Gab Drilon, Aldred Gatchalian, Valeen Montenegro, Victor Basa
and Michelle Madrigal
are the young stars whose talents will also be showcased on the program.
is Blessy, Janice's (Toni Gonzaga) best friend in Spain. She works as a caregiver on weekdays, and sidelines as a nanny on weekends. Blessy says that the reason why she works so hard is because sha has to support her "adopted son".
Master to the dance floor John Prats
is Paolo, a former child star who decided to move to Spain to become a dancing instructor to support his family. He is also the confidant of Wacky (Luis Manzano). But sometimes Wacky thinks Paolo is just too close for comfort. Could he be possibly hiding something?
Intense young actress Michelle Madrigal
is Sabrina, the rich and confident girlfriend of Wacky. Even though she is raised in Barcelona she is still in touch with her Filipino roots. Her wild ways turn Wacky off eventually. She then discovers that heâs falling with another girl. Sheâll do anything just to get Wackyâs affections back.
Star Circle Quest Runner-up Roxanne Guinoo
is Trish, the girl Paolo left behind in the Philippines. While Paolo is exploring his 'identity' in Spain, she remains unaware of her boyfriend's adventures. She hopes that their relationship will remain strong despite the miles between them. Would she ever find out the truth?
, another SCQ discovery is Jomar, the younger brother of Janice. He takes up a nursing course in college just to please his ex-OFW parents. He falls in love with his best friendâs girl Ara, and this makes trouble for him at school.
Pambansang Krung Krung Sandara Park
is Ara, the popular boy Leeâs girlfriend. She and Jomar often hang-out together because heâs Lee's best bud. She defends Jomar when Lee takes advantage of his friendâs kindness. She soon realizes that might have chosen the wrong guy to give her heart to.
Nice guy Gab Drilon
is the arrogant big man on campus, Lee. He treats Jomar like his personal slave, giving his errands or making him do their assignments. Ara's sympathy towards Jomar makes Lee jealous, causing friction between the two.
Star Circle 13's Valeen Montenegro
is Luna, Wacky's sister whoâs growing resentful at her Kuya by the minute. It seems that everything she does is not enough for her parents to pay some attention to her. And add to that her No.1 status at school is being threatened by a new student, Brix. Could life be anymore complicated for Luna?
Pinoy Big Brother Teens hottie Aldred Gatchalian
is Brix, the new boy at Luna's school. Luna hates him on sight and they do nothing but bicker all the time. Though she dislikes his presence in school he canât help but become head over heels in love with her.
Ramp model turned actor Victor Basa
is Errol, the young man captivated by Janice's charms. He'll be the tough competitor for Janice's heart when she gets back home from Barcelona.
With a stellar cast like this wouldn't you be going crazy? Crazy for You makes a simultaneous worldwide premiere on all its local and TFC channels at 9:30 PM on Monday, September 11. Donât you dare miss it!
June 17 | PAGHIHIGANTI O PAG-IBIG?
Determined to spend the rest of his life with Jona to pay her for saving his life, Rainier one day falls in love with Kathleen, a top actress and the ex-girlfriend of his older brother. Rainier becomes her bodyguard to avenge his brother, who falls off a building while watching Kathleen announce her engagement with another guy on TV and ends up in a vegetative state. But, ironically, Rainier ends up falling in love with Kathleen against his wish.
Kathleen is engaged -- against her will -- with Andrew, the scion of a family-owned conglomerate that she advertises. Andrew aspires to become a politician someday, but he is also the future successor of the Hankuk Group, a company with an impeccable reputation. Kathleen and Andrew are forced to get engaged after they are caught being together one day.
June 16 |A LOVE TO KILL SPECIAL
Hosted by Ms. Toni Gonzaga
June 17, Saturday after XXX
May 20 | ANG PINAKABAGONG DREAMGIRL NG BAYAN...
Proving yet again that ABS CBN is the true home to the most successful Asianovelas, Primetime Bida's latest addition to its roster is the Korean comedy/drama My Girl which airs this coming Monday, May 29. Green Rose's soft spoken Angela, Korean actress Lee Da Hae will enthrall audiences as she plays the quirky Jasmine while Korean heartthrob Lee Dong Wook plays the very dashing Julian in a romantic comedy that will surely sweep viewers of their feet.
Jasmine's father has a fondness for placing bets at the race tracks. Luckily he has a resourceful daughter who uses her street smarts to get him out of scrapes. While doing so her ability to speak several languages enabled her to work as a tour guide at Jeju Island. Enter Julian, the second generation heir of a big corporation. When Jasmine and Justine's paths cross, the young man solicits her help in granting his grandfather's dying wish. The secret makes the bond between Julian and Jasmine stronger and the two are inevitably drawn together in a very interesting relationship
Popular model turned actor Lee Jun-ki and beauty queen Park Shi Yeon also star in this funny and lovable Korean romance. Jun-ki is Nico, the rich young playboy who falls hopelessly in love with Jasmine, while Shi Yeon becomes Anika, a bratty tennis star who has set her sights on Julian and will do anything to get him! Where is the fun in a love story without love triangles and blunders?
Also add to all that Sam Milby's My Girl and Top Suzara's Sabihin Mo Na the new kilig themes for the koreanovela. So watch how Jasmine and Julian's beautiful love story develops and see how Nico and Anika complicate matters for the two in My Girl weeknights on ABS-CBN's Kapamilya Primetime Bida.
Nov 2004 | KAPAMILYA SOAPS MAKES WAVE ACROSS ASIA
Work stops. Meetings are adjourned. Staff and top honchos alike rush home to watch "Pangako Sa 'Yo" (The Promise), "Sana'y Wala nang Wakas" (Timeless) and other ABS-CBN teleseryes. They are so hooked they do not dare miss a single episode. And this phenomenon is happening not in the Philippinesâbut across Asia, especially in Malaysia, Europe, and Africa, where various ABS-CBN series are being shown.
"Pangako Sa 'Yo" has made a name in my country," wrote Malaysian viewer Tania in a website created by fans of ABS-CBN shows. According to fellow viewers, they have watched many other soap operas from other countries but they were moved with any of those like 'The Promise' did. The soap has beaten all other soaps we have watched here in Zambia!, affirms Hildah, another loyal viewer. This audience does not understand Tagalog, and they knew none of our stars at first but now they are self-proclaimed big fans of Filipino actors and actresses, especially of the Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa love team.
And now, Philippine TV's drama princess Judy Ann Santos and teleserye queen Claudine Barretto are also expected to be huge stars in the international scene with the airing of their shows Krystala and Marina respectively, on Indonesia. Marina, a mermaid's tale, is the country's very first fantasy series (fantaserye) whose phenomenal success has spawned various shows of the same genre. "Krystala" features Judy Ann Santos like you've never seen her before: as the generation's super heroine.
Bringing local programs overseas not only provides entertainment but also serves as a cure for the homesickness to our kababayans based abroad. The shows' scenes bring overseas Filipinos a piece of home. Trexia, our kababayan based in Kenya, Africa, says, "[ever] since [ABS-CBN shows] were aired here, everyone's been asking me if I'm a Filipino, like their favorite characters in [the series]. Even in the capital city or nearby towns, people always make positive comments. It makes me feel more confident about being a Filipino!"
Other soap operas that are gaining hype abroad are Kay Tagal Kitang Hinintay (The Long Wait), It Might Be You, Darating Ang Umaga (Till Morning Comes), Bituin (Star), Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako (The Moment You Need Me), Familia Zaragoza and ABS-CBN's long-running drama series Maalaala Mo Kaya. This slate of exceptional series has been changing the viewing habits of international audiences for many years now.