Former Kapamilya stars find new home in TV5

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    TV5’s programming partner and major block timer, Cignal TV, is buoyed up by an influx of new and familiar faces adding more color and cheer to the network’s current talent roster. Headlining the new shows are the likes of Korina Sanchez, Aga Muhlach, Piolo Pascual, Ian Veneracion, Billy Crawford, Matteo Guidicelli, Maja Salvador, Sue Ramirez, Dimples Romana, Alex Gonzaga, and Catriona Gray.

    “TV5 has something for everybody. We aim to deliver a fresh new perspective at how audiences enjoy the network’s entertainment, news and sports programs,” said Robert P. Galang, president and CEO of Cignal TV and TV5. “The new program line-up does not only set the bar higher for innovativeness and production values but also reinforces TV5’s vision to become a formidable force in Philippine television as it continues to challenge traditional programming standards and reinvigorate the network’s adaptability to survive and thrive in this pandemic and beyond.”

    BILLY CRAWFORD

    The news of the partnership of TV5 with blocktimers comes months after Cignal TV and TV5 Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan declared an open invitation. “We are revving up our entertainment content creation and will need creatives, talents, directors, scriptwriters, cameramen, etc.,” he shared last August.

    One of the network’s most recent block time partners, Brightlight Productions is airing several new shows on the channel this week. These are the daily noontime show “Lunch Out Love,” weekend variety program “Sunday Noontime Live,” sitcom “Oh My Dad,” the gag show “Sunday Kada,” the drama “I Got You” and the magazine show, “Rated Korina.”

    Its president and CEO, former Rep. Albee Benitez, urged the halt of network wars, sharing that “it’s time that all of us should work together. Right now, I don’t think there should be a network war.” He also mentions that stars should be given flexibility and be allowed to take on work where it is available. “I think that should be our landscape moving forward,” he concluded.

    Award-winning journalist Korina Sanchez-Roxas of “Rated Korina,” shared, “I feel blessed that I didn’t have to wait so long to get back on free TV. I have many friends in TV5 so it’s like having a family again. Tuloy ang ligaya!”

    “Despite all these trying times, I’m very thankful for an opportunity to work again. I am very happy also that my Kapamilyas are also my Kapatids,” said actress, comedian, singer and host Alex Gonzaga of “Lunch Out Loud.”

    International singer and TV host Billy Crawford leads the vibrant barkada of “Lunch Out Loud” and is also the host of “Masked Singer Pilipinas.” “Sobrang excited na kami. Nagpapasalamat kami sa Diyos sa biyaya na binigay Niya sa amin, itong programa na ito.

    At sa TV5, just for opening your doors, and your windows and your blinds, maraming salamat. Enjoy, enjoyin na natin ito, kasi talagang maraming exciting news ang ihahandog ng Kapatid natin, kasi talaga marami-rami ito. Handa lang kayong lahat, be patient as much as everybody’s trying to be. Thank you so much.”