Sunday, May 1, 2011

New GMA-7 Shows Set to Start This May!

In a recent studio tour and meeting with GMA-7 top honchos, the executives revealed an exhilarating line-up of new TV shows for May 2011.

GMA-7 Studio Tour

I'm actually a little familiar with the GMA Network Center's studios having previously guested in QTV's (now NEWS TV) The Sweet Life and The Cooking Shows: Secrets of The Masters. But more than that, together with other bloggers, we got to see the bigger and newer studios like the ones where 'News TV Live' is being broadcast.
Master Showman 'Walang Tulugan' Studio
I like best the studio where '24 Oras' news is shown because it looks big and the light effects are good.

On the other hand, the most high-tech studio is the one being shared by 'Imbestigador' with some other shows because of the automated lighting system on the ceiling.
'Imbestigador' Studio'
After that and a light merienda, GMA-7 unveiled the upcoming top-notch programs all set to launch this month of May with the first one starting tomorrow, May 2.

GMA-7 New Shows

Leading the GMA-7 new shows is the 'Secret Garden' which replaces the top-rating Koreanovela " The Baker King." The Secret Garden features the tandem of Hwang Jini lead star, Ha Ji-won, and leading man Hyun Bin. This comedy -Koreanovela which involved a magical switching of bodies comes right after "I Heart You Pare" of GMA Telebabad.

Up next is a Kapuso Network's pioneering family drama called 'Munting Heredera' led by veteran actress Gloria Romero. This is the first time Gloria Romero will be seen in a GMA Telebabad soap opera. 'Munting Heredera' also features new discoveries Mona Loise Rey, Kyle Daniel Ocampo, and Barbara Miguel. Other actors joining the cast are Roderick Paulate, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Camille Prats, and Katrina Halili, among others. It starts May 9.

For the Dramarama sa Hapon, GMA brings back to life an 80's classics - Blusang Itim. Reprising Snooky Serna's role is Kylie Padilla who was chosen after auditioning for the role. Joining Kaylie in a story about a young woman struggling due to her physical appearance are Carl Guevarra, Frank Magalona, Winwyn Marquez, Rita Avila, Jackielou Blanco, and more. Blusang Itim shows on May 16.

The other shows in the line-up include the following:
  • "Andres de Saya" starring Cesar Montano and Iza Calzado (May 28)
  • "Sisid" starring Jackie Rice, Dominic Roco, and JC Tiuseco (May 30)
  • "Playful Kiss" starring Jung So Min (late May)
  • "My Chubby World" kiddie show (May 14 and every Saturday)
  • "Sabadabadog" Educational Children Show with Tonipet Gaba (late May)
Check out this video as GMA-7 Unveils the New Programs this May 2011

GMA News and Public Affairs Features

A three-fold special feature by the GMA News and Public Affairs will also to be shown today - May 1 - starting with the beatification ceremonies "Blessed: John Paul II" at 4pm, and followed by "John Paul The Great: A Pope Who Made History" at 8:45pm.

The final one is a late night SNBO feature: "Ground Zero: Sa Gitna ng Nagbabagong Mundo." It is an environmental documentary on earthquakes led by Vicky Morales and GMA's team of senior reporters from Luzon to Mindanao focusing on cities and provinces exposed to the hazards of such calamities.
Views from the top floor of the GMA Network Center annex building

And of course, the fight which not only the Philippines, but the world awaits - the Pacquiao-Mosley face-off. GMA-7 airs the exclusive coverage and behind-the-scene footages of the Manny Pacquiao - Shane Mosley fight on May 8.

All these amidst its recent achievement of garnering the highest ratings in the Royal Wedding coverage with Jessica Soho, Vicky Morales, and Connie Sison.

At the end of the tour, we paid Wilma Galvante's office a visit. She (left) is GMA Network's senior vice president for entertainment. The group had a small chat ad some photo-op before we left. (Cosmo Manila on right)

But among all these new shows, I think it is Amaya which will have the biggest impact of them all.

Starring GMA-7's leading primetime star Marian Rivera, "Amaya" promises to be GMA's biggest television production in history with its visual effects and grand production design.
The 'Darna' costume. Marian Rivera started her stellar career with the fantaserye 'Darna.'
On May 30, the first-ever epic teleserye will be introduced in Philippine primetime television starring a woman with great powers in a world ruled by men. Other actors and actresses in the series are Glaiza de Castro, Mikael Daez, Sid Lucero, Rochellle Pangilinan, and more.

Indeed, the GMA Kapuso Network will dominate Philippine television this May 2011 with these quality new shows led by Marian Rivera in Amaya.


  1. waaaa daming new shows malapit na to puyat nanaman

  2. obviously, like everyone else, you are also excited about Amaya, hehehe! Me, too ;)

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  3. @Cablay - haha!

    @Nix - hi Nicole!

  4. I rarely watched Koreantelenovela, after the tour we had, got interested with Secret Garden. I've watched the pilot episode =) they have the nicest interior design, the installation art they've used. Galeng! and the storyline were catchy & humorous.

  5. Nice shows of Kapuso channel. Hope to enjoy their new upcoming shows.