MANILA — ABS-CBN programs, both current and classics, will finally return on air starting June 13 via cable and satellite TV on Kapamilya Channel.
Kapamilya Channel's debut comes over a month after the government shutdown of ABS-CBN's TV and radio broadcast, and three months after the coronavirus lockdown halted showbiz productions.
Current programs resuming production under strict safety protocols include "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano," the long-running primetime stalwart starring Coco Martin, and "It's Showtime," ABS-CBN's flagship variety program.
The action drama has retained its weeknight time slot of 8 p.m., while the the noontime show is airing 15 minutes earlier at noon both on Saturdays and weekdays.
Two other scripted shows rolling cameras again are the family drama "Love Thy Woman" and the military series "A Soldier's Heart," airing at 2:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on weekdays, respectively.
Local hits will be joined by popular K-dramas, with "Familiar Wife" and "The World of Married Couple" premiering on Philippine TV. Both will be weekday programs, with 9:30 a.m. and 8:45 p.m. time slots, respectively.
Weekends, meanwhile, will see the comeback of "ASAP Natin 'To "and "The Voice Teens." The star-studded concert show will still air 11:30 a.m. on Sundays, while the singing competition remains a primetime offering, kicking off 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 7:15 p.m. on Sundays.
Talk and information are also included in Kapamilya Channel's maiden lineup. ABS-CBN News' Teleradyo and the lifestyle show "Magandang Buhay" will air back-to-back on weekdays starting 6 a.m., while "News Patrol" will keep viewers updated at 6 p.m.
"TV Patrol," ABS-CBN's flagship newscast, while not included in Kapamilya Channel's programming, will remain to be seen on ANC, Teleradyo, Cinemo, TFC, and online (ABS-CBN News on Facebook and YouTube, news.abs-cbn.com, and iwant.ph).
Debuting public service programs on Kapamilya Channel include Judy Ann Santos' "Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan" and Angel Locsin's "Iba 'Yan." The former will air 6:45 p.m. on Saturdays, the latter, 6:15 p.m. on Sundays.
Meanwhile, past ABS-CBN programs complete Kapamilya Channel's lineup. Educational shows like "Bayani," "Sineskwela," and "Hiraya Manawari" will be shown weekend mornings, while well-loved primetime dramas "The General's Daughter" and "Starla" will return on weekdays and Sundays, respectively.
Kapamilya Channel will be available from June 13 on SKY (Ch. 8 on SD, Ch. 167 on HD), Cablelink (Ch. 8), G Sat (Ch. 2), and most member-cable operators of the Philippine Cable Television Association nationwide.
While Kapamilya Channel will initially be seen by cable and satellite TV viewers only, ABS-CBN has said it "will find more ways to reach more Filipinos and bring news, public service, and entertainment to every Kapamilya around the world."