The Kapuso Network continues to chart new grounds in 2016 as it celebrates its 66th anniversary this June with a line-up of game-changing programs premiering on its flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.
GMA opens the month with A1 Ko Sa ‘Yo!, a sexy comedy featuring 2016 Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Jaclyn Jose as Digna Molina. Joining her are Gardo Versoza, Sef Cadayona, Benjamin Alves, Roi Vinzon, Ervic Vijandre, Denise Barbacena, Gee Canlas, Mara Alberto and Solenn Heussaff. Under the helm of Randy Santiago, catch this all-original naughty comedy as it exudes wit and humor beginning June 4.
Airing June 28, the intriguing series Sa Piling ni Nanay features the reunion of StarStruck Season 1 alumni Mark Herras, Yasmien Kurdi and Katrina Halili. Sa Piling ni Nanay tells the story of a surrogate mother and her selfless love for her daughter. Also in the cast are Nova Villa, Bettinna Carlos, Antonio Aquitania, Sofia Jayzel Cabatay. This series is under the helm of Gil Tejada, Jr.
Set to bring Kapuso viewers a funny twist to an extraordinary story of family, love and life is the new comedy series Hay, Bahay! bannered by 47th Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation (GMMSF) Box Office King and Queen Bossing Vic Sotto and Ms. Aiai delas Alas, the program shows the daily life and misadventures of a typical extended Filipino family. Joining Vic and Ai Ai are real-life celebrity couple Kristine Hermosa and Oyo Boy Sotto, ace comedians Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola and Ruby Rodriguez. The series, premiering this June, is directed by Ms. Bibeth Orteza.
The upcoming comedy series Conan My Beautician, meanwhile, is expected to showcase the versatility and talent of Kapuso actor Mark Herras and 2013 Ms. World Megan Young. Mark plays the role of Conan, a straight guy who is forced to work in a beauty salon. Things get more complicated when he meets Ava, played by Megan Young, the bride he was supposed to work on in a makeup gig where he falls in love. Completing the stellar cast are today’s most talented comedians: Cacai Bautista, Jerald Napoles, Betong Sumaya, Boobsie, Tetay, Vangie Labalan, Lotlot De Leon, Jay Manalo, Chlaui Malayao, Antonette Garcia, and Balang. Directed by Adolf Alix, Jr. with Rember Gelera, and penned by award-winning writers headed by Rody Vera and Zig Dulay, the GMA News and Public Affairs begins airing in July.
Viewers should also watch out for the premiere of the highly-anticipated retelling of Encantadia. Bagging the much-coveted roles of the four Sang’gres – Amihan, Alena, Danaya and Pirena – are Kylie Padilla, Gabbi Garcia, Sanya Lopez and Glaiza de Castro. Playing very special roles are Primetime King and Queen Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera-Dantes as Raquim and Ynang Reyna Minea. Joining the stellar cast are John Arcilla, Rocco Nacino, Ruru Madrid, Sunshine Dizon, Christian Bautista, Rochelle Pangilinan, Vaness del Moral, Pancho Magno, Buboy Villar, Carlo Gonzalez, Kate Valdez, Mikee Quintos, Starstruck finalist James Teng, introducing Starstruck winners Klea Pineda and Migo Adecer, and Solenn Heussaff. This highly-acclaimed saga, which is under the helm of Mark Reyes, tells the story of sisterhood, of family, and of great forbidden love that bridges two different worlds, the mortal world and the magical kingdom of Encantadia.
Meanwhile, Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose is tapped to perform the anniversary theme song ‘Buhos ng PaGMAmahal’. The jingle, which is written by Jon Fulgencio and composed by Simon Peter Tan, teases the viewers about the anniversary offerings of the Network.