News and sports make way for game shows, talent and talk shows
TV5 will be reintroducing entertainment programs to the network after several years of not producing any and relying on sports and news programs. But instead of producing shows in-house, the local network has opted to buy shows from producers such as APT Entertainment and sister pay-TV network Cignal with the lineup (a first of many waves, according to a network executive) focusing on game and talk shows.
Starting Aug. 15, TV5 will air two game shows back-to-back. Bawal na Game Show, hosted by comedians Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros, is a game show that revolves around following restrictions (i.e., don’t move, don’t laugh) in order to win up to P100,000. The other is Fill in the Bank, a show that has P150,000 up for grabs and will be hosted by Jose Manalo and Pokwang.
The two shows will air three times a week after Aug. 15. Bawal na Game Show will run every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., while Fill in the Bank will run every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, also at 7:30 p.m. For its pilot show on Aug. 15, Bawal na Game Show and Fill in the Bank will air consecutively from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Meanwhile, the talent show Bangon Talentadong Pinoy is returning to the network six years after it finished its run. The show, which showcases Filipino talents, will have a total cash prize pool of P2.8 million. Bangon Talentadong Pinoy will be hosted by Ryan Agoncillo and will air every Saturday starting Aug. 15 at 8 p.m.
Usapang Real Life, hosted by Luchi Cruz-Valdes, is a talk show about “issues that she has never talked about” and will include “various narratives and inspiring case studies that aim to inspire, engage, and move viewers into action,” according to a press release. The show’s celebrity guests will include newscaster Karen Davila, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, and actress KC Concepcion. The show will air every Saturday at 9 p.m.
Actress Jessy Mendiola will be hosting the lifestyle show, Fit for Life, which focuses on how to be healthy despite the pandemic and will show how to prepare healthy dishes, exercises, and discussions. The show will air every Sunday starting Aug. 16, at 7 a.m.
Finally there is the morning show Chika, BESH (Basta Everyday Super Happy) which will be hosted by Pokwang, Pauleen Luna-Sotto, and Ria Atayde. The show will focus on positive stories and the needs and issues “concerning women of all ages and walks of life,” according to the release. The show will air Mondays to Fridays at 10 a.m. starting Aug. 17. — ZBC