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TV5's 1st-quarter surge promises to bring more, more, more

15-Feb-12, 7:11 PM | InterAksyon.com

MANILA, Philippines - TV5 paints the town red with a surge of new programs promising more entertainment, more heart-warming drama, more amusement, more laughter, more information, more public service, more reality, more prizes and more habit-forming fun.

The Kapatid Network has beefed up its programming grid with a notable lineup of new primetime, afternoon, morning and weekend offerings.

The day begins with the latest news and features from the morning barkada of Good Morning Club, hosted by Paolo Bediones, Cheryl Cosim, Martin Andanar, Amy Perez, Chiqui Roa-Puno, Tintin Bersola-Babao, Lucky Mercado, Pat Fernandez, Makata Tawanan, Shalala and April "Congrats" Gustillo.

Good Morning Club airs weekdays at 5:00am-7:30am on TV5 with simulcast on Aksyon TV.

TV5 goes all-out on primetime with back-to-back drama series bound to get viewers hooked every night. The Pinoy classic Valiente makes its grand comeback with a powerhouse cast led by JC De Vera, Oyo Sotto, Nadine Samonte, Nina Jose, Gina Alajar, Mark Gil, Jaclyn Jose and the original Valiente himself, Michael De Mesa.

International singing sensation David Archuleta of American Idol becomes a certified Kapatid as he topbills the network's second mini-serye offering, Nandito Ako, with TV5's homegrown primetime princesses Jasmine Curtis Smith and Eula Caballero, along with Gelli De Belen, Aiko Melendez, G Tongi, Alwyn Uytingco, Ana Capri, Ana Feleo, Joseph Bitangcol, RS Francisco, David Bianco, Byron Ortile and Ms. Perla Bautista.

Valiente and Nandito Ako air back-to-back on TV5's Primetime Panalo from Monday to Friday.

TV5 makes its grand venture into weekday afternoon drama with the back-to-back airing of two must-see dramaseryes, Felina and Isang Dakot na Luha.

Felina features TV5 primetime princess Arci Muñoz in the title role as a kind-hearted lass whose only wish is for people to love and accept her despite her cat-like appearance. Leandro Muñoz, Ahron Villena, Carla Humphries, Pilita Corales, Bing Loyzaga, Angel Jacob, Bearwin Meily, Epi Quizon, Mura and Jestoni Alarcon complete the cast of Felina.

Isang Dakot na Luha is sure to touch the hearts of viewers of every age. Portraying the endearing and remarkable characters of Isang Dakot na Luha are Alice Dixson, Jay Manalo, Glydel Mercado, Danita Paner, Lianne Valentin, Junyka Santarin, Daria Ramirez, Jenny Miller, Elvis Gutierrez, Edgar Allan Guzman and Karel Marquez.

The two new afternoon dramaseryes both premiere this February 27, with Felina airing at 3:00pm and Isang Dakot na Luha following at 3:30pm.

Sundays offer three new exciting programs with prizes, suspense and belly-aching laughter. Hosted by Alex Gonzaga and Chris Tiu, comedy gameshow Toink! Sino ang Tama? airs at 2:00pm every Sunday.

At 2:30pm (starting on February 20), viewers will get a hilarious take on the superhero myth with the premiere of Kapitan Awesome, featuring Martin Escudero, Empoy, Andrew E., Alwyn Uytingco, Aki Torio, Alchris Galura, Stephanie Sol, Shy Carlos and Morisette Amon.

Airing on Sundays at 9:00pm, The Biggest Game Show in the World Asia is the grandest reality game show. Here, 30 Filipino contestants battle it out with contestants from three other Asian countries in a series of physical and mental challenges that will test their strength, endurance and teamwork. Hosted by Richard Gomez and Joey De Leon, The Biggest Game Show in the World Asia features the drama and determination of the Philippine contingent as they compete against Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia.

NEWS5 provides in-depth documentaries through Insider, the newest late-night public affairs show which offers behind-the-scene glimpses of how some of the country's most interesting institutions operate. Airing Thursdays at 10:15pm on TV5 with producer's cut airing at 7:30pm on AksyonTV, Insider features stories told by the news organization's roster of news anchors and hosts, led by NEWS5 chief Luchi Cruz-Valdes, news production head Patrick Paez, anchors and hosts Erwin Tulfo, Cheryl Cosim, Paolo Bediones, Raffy Tulfo, Cherie Mercado, Martin Andanar, Lourd De Veyra and Atty. Mike Templo.

Recognizing that compelling stories are no longer confined to traditional sources, NEWS5 introduces a new kind of late-night newscast that presents news from all platforms. Anchored by Paolo Bediones, Cherie Mercado and Jove Francisco, Pilipinas News airs weeknights at 11pm starting this February 20.

And there's more to come in March. The Kapatid Network introduces weekday noontime show Game ‘N Go, which offers the most fun games and amazing prizes that will make viewers and audiences across the nation clamour for more.

The most awaited Philippine premiere of the world-renowned reality show franchise finally happens this March 26. Extreme Makeover Home Edition Philippines begins to build hopes and dreams of deserving Filipinos whose life stories are bound to touch viewers' hearts. Hosted by Paolo Bediones, Extreme Makeover Home Edition Philippines builds homes and lives with the help of a dedicated design team comprised of Tessa Prieto-Valdez, Divine Lee, Tristan Jovellana, Marilen Montenegro and Joby Belmonte.

Also this March, TV5 proudly will unveil one of its most awaited programs featuring Megastar Sharon Cuneta.