MANILA — After almost 5 years of fighting crime and saving lives on the small screen, Ricardo "Cardo" Dalisay, lead character of primetime stalwart "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano," will finally have his much-needed breather.
This as ABS-CBN Corp announced a special primetime programming as Metro Manila goes under quarantine amid the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) starting Sunday.
In a statement, ABS-CBN said beloved classic Kapamilya teleseryes and a fresh iWant original series will take over the network's primetime block starting March 16, Monday.
As announced earlier, ABS-CBN has stopped tapings of all teleseryes in compliance with guidelines set by the government concerning the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak to ensure the safety of artists and other workers involved in production.
ABS-CBN's temporary primetime lineup will be as follows:
- "Pamilya Ko" will be replaced by the heartwarming series "100 Days to Heaven" starring Coney Reyes, Jodi Sta. Maria, and Xyriel Manabat.
- "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" will be replaced by the phenomenal inspirational series "May Bukas Pa" starring Zaijian Jaranilla.
- "Make It With You" will be replaced by the hit romantic series “On The Wings of Love” featuring Nadine Lustre and James Reid.
- "A Soldier’s Heart” will be replaced by the mystery thriller “I Am U,” an iWant original series topbilled by Julia Barretto, from March 16 to 20.
ABS-CBN said the original primetime programming will resume "when conditions improve."
As of Saturday, the Philippines has recorded 64 cases of the new coronavirus strain, mostly in Metro Manila. Among them, 6 have died.