5 Kapamilya shows to look forward to
MANILA - Fans of the Kapamilya network will have a variety of shows to choose from as the year approaches its final quarter.
From a new television series from the makers of the hit primetime series "Got to Believe" to another season of the singing competition "The Voice," avid followers will have plenty to look forward to.
Actor Enrique Gil and teen star Liza Soberano will top-bill a television series for the first time together for the upcoming "Forevermore" --the brainchild of the creators behind "Got to Believe" and "Princess and I."
It follows the story of a rich teen named Alexander (Gil) who falls in love with a farm girl named Tessa (Soberano). It will also mark the comeback of '80s singer Lilet, who will play the workaholic mother of Gil.
No premiere date has been announced as of yet.
2. Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita
Three finalists of the recently concluded "Pinoy Big Brother" will star in the upcoming television series, "Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita."
According to young actress Jane Oineza, she will be playing the lead role, alongside experienced heads Vina Morales, Denise Laurel, and Christian Vasquez.
Joshua Garcia and Loisa Andalio, who came in 6th and 5th in the reality competition respectively, will also be marking their teleserye debut with the new show.
While details remain scarce, a first look has been released online on Saturday. The trailer, uploaded on the official YouTube account of ABS-CBN, teases the general plot, which will revolve around a daughter's search for his father.
The two-minute long clip also ties together the several characters present in the series. Directed by Ricky Lee, the show is teased to premiere soon.
After her highly-successful acting debut on an episode of "Maalala Mo Kaya," the grand champion of "The Voice Kids Philippines," Lyca Gairanod, is set to feature on a brand new primetime series.
Dubbed "Nathaniel," the new show will revolve around a child with supernatural ability to promote good, which will be played by ABS-CBN's new child actor.
Gerald Anderson, Shaina Magdayao, Pokwang, and Benjie Paras will also feature in the series.
Completing the cast are Ogie Diaz, Jairus Aquino, Sharlene San Pedro, Jason Gainza, and twins Fourth and Fifth Pagotan.
A premiere date for "Nathaniel" has yet to be announced.
4. I Do
ABS-CBN's newest reality television series will feature nine couples living together in one village.
The winning pair, which will be determined through a series of challenges, will get a wedding of their dreams, a house and a lot, as well as a P1 million cash prize.
Actress Judy Ann Santos, who previously helmed the game show "Bet On Your Baby," will host the program alongside comedian Jason Gainza.
Life coach Pia Acevedo and pyschologist and marriage counselor Dr. Julian Montano will also serve as guides for the competing couples.
I Do will kickstart on August 30.
5. The Voice of the Philippines Season 2
Following the success of the first season and recently concluded kids edition, ABS-CBN is set to launch another season "The Voice of the Philippines" this September.
Bamboo Manalac, Sarah Geronimo, and Lea Salonga will all reprise their role as coaches, while no word yet on who the 4th one will be. The show's producers have yet to confirm the return of Allan "apl.de.ap" Pineda.
The new season will likely follow the show's regular format of having contestants go through the Blind Auditions, after which the coaches' respective teams will battle it out for a spot in the next round.
Who will be the next to follow the footsteps of Mitoy Yonting and Lyca Gairanod? Viewers will have to wait a little longer as no official premiere date has been set as of yet.
The last batch of auditions were held last August 17.