Anne Curtis, one of the hosts of 'It's Showtime,' opens the ABS-CBN trade launch. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
MANILA - Fans of ABS-CBN will have plenty to look forward to as the Kapamilya network on Tuesday officially unveiled its lineup of new shows for the third quarter of 2016.
Held at the Marriott Hotel in Pasay City, the trade launch kickstarted with a grand production from the hosts of noontime program "It's Showtime."
It was followed by the introduction of real-life couple Daniel Matsunaga and Erich Gonzales, the stars of the upcoming drama "Be My Lady." The series will tell the love story of a foreigner and a Pinay.
Daniel Matsunaga and Erich Gonzales performs at the ABS-CBN trade launch. Photo by Jonathan Cellona for ABS-CBNnews.com
The onscreen tandem of Cristine Reyes and Zanjoe Marudo were the next to be unveiled. The two, who first worked together in 2010, will star in "Tubig at Langis," which will be directed by FM Reyes.
Teen stars Julia Barretto and Inigo Pascual then led the cast of "And I Love You So," which is a drama produced by Dreamscape ("On the Wings of Love") and will be directed by Don Cuaresma.
The fourth show to be unveiled was "You're My Home," the romantic family drama starring Jessy Mendiola, JC de Vera, Richard Gomez, and Dawn Zulueta.
It was followed by a tribute to the late Fernando Poe Jr., who topbilled the film which the upcoming "Ang Probinsyano" was based on. The primetime series will star Coco Martin and Maja Salvador.
The event concluded with a sneak peek at the upcoming game show "Celebrity Playtime," as well as new footage from the second season of "Your Face Sounds Familiar."
The stars of ongoing programs "Panagako Sa 'Yo," "On the Wings of Love," and "Pinoy Big Brother" were also present at the event.