TV5 gets aggressive with fresh lineup of primetime shows

TV5, through its partnership with Cignal TV, has unveiled its primetime lineup of fresh television shows that aim to dominate primetime viewing.

Cignal Entertainment, the film and television production arm of Cignal TV, has commissioned Archangel Media to bring Ate ng Ate Ko and Carpool, Cornerstone Entertainment for Stay-in Love, and Viva Entertainment to bring Bella Bandida and Kagat ng Dilim.

Through Cignal Entertainment, TV5 continues to live up to its promise of inspiring and empowering its Filipino viewers with original and remarkable content; offering a wave of new programs ranging from drama, romance, action, and suspense. They are likewise, introducing an alternative way that viewers can enjoy their programs through their 9:30 p.m. primetime block, Primetime Todo. 

Now, viewers can enjoy once-a-week series in a variety of genres delivered from Monday to Friday. The Primetime Todo block brings five new shows that will give the viewers a variety of exciting stories to fill their weekday evenings with, namely: Ate Ng Ate Ko (Monday), Stay In Love (Tuesday), Bella Bandida (Wednesday), Carpool (Thursday), and Kagat ng Dilim (Friday).  

TV5 gets aggressive with fresh lineup of primetime shows
The cast of ‘Ate ng Ate Ko’ (from left) Joem Bascon, Kris Bernal, Jake Cuenca, and Isabelle de Leon
Kris Bernal and Isabelle de Leon make their return on screen as they star in Ate ng Ate Ko, which premiered last night. The series also stars Jake Cuenca, Tonton Gutierrez, Joem Bascon, Kim Last, and Phil Noble.   

The show boasts a dramatic yet cryptic narrative of two sisters whose differences get in the way of their loving relationship. A mysterious incident causes the sisters to switch roles. The story also tackles a psychological condition called ‘dissociative fugue’ which is a rare form of amnesia wherein one loses awareness of their identity or other important personal information. 

TV5 gets aggressive with fresh lineup of primetime shows
Maris Racal (center) with ‘Stay-In Love’ co-stars Marc David (left) and Kokoy de Santos
Next on TV5’s slew of fresh primetime teleserye is the romantic comedy that promises to make viewers swoon with excitement. Stay-in Love follows the journey of a young and charming lady, played by Maris Racal, whose dream is to become a maid. As the story unfolds, the audience will be introduced to more characters; all scrambling to get their lives in order and find answers to their troubles. 

Joining Maris Racal and Ruffa Gutierrez in this light-hearted rom-com are Bobby Andrews, Pooh, Marc David, and breakout artist Kokoy de Santos. Stay-in Love premieres tonight.

From the producers of action-packed women starrers Buy Bust and Maria comes Bella Bandida, an action-drama series loosely based on the classic comic book by National Artist Francisco V. Coching.  The series is headlined by Ryza Cenon as Bella Banida, an idealistic doctor who inherits mystical powers and uses them to fight injustice and avenge a heinous crime inflicted upon her by a gang of ruthless men.  This series will showcase a different kind of female power.  The series premieres tomorrow, Nov. 25.

Carpool is the newest suspense thriller series which will tackle the lives of four young individuals portrayed by Sarah Carlos, Alex Diaz, Kate Lapuz, and Kenneth Medrano. The series starts with the four sharing a carpool ride together, which leads them to a whirlwind of tragedy and horrific hauntings that will continue to follow them. The mysteries of Carpool further unravel as a former classmate, portrayed by Elora Espano, is suspected to be behind the events that haunt the four passengers. What is mind boggling though, is that, the said suspect that continues to torment them is already dead. Viewers can catch Carpool on TV5 starting Nov. 26.

Kagat ng Dilim, is the 2020 evolution of the horror anthology series in the early 2000s.  This time, four of the most talented, young and well-known directors of the genre were enlisted to craft 13 episodes of terrifying tales that have haunted the minds of Filipinos. The stories, created by directors Lawrence Fajardo, Richard Somes, Paul Basinillo, and Rae Red, are set to give a new generation of Pinoy horror fans a few more reasons to be afraid of the dark.  Headlined by top Viva talents such as Matteo Guidicelli, Cristine Reyes, Maui Taylor, and Ella Cruz, the series airs Nov. 27. 

Ate ng Ate Ko, Stay-in Love, and Carpool will have a next day catch-up airing every 5:30 p.m. via One Screen on Cignal TV Channel 09 and SatLite Channel 35. Bella Bandida and Kagat ng Dilim will also have its catch-up airings: Bella Bandida starting Nov. 27 airing Fridays at 7:00 p.m. and Kagat ng Dilim starting Nov. 28, airing Saturdays at 7:00 p.m.; both via the SARI SARI Channel on Cignal TV Channel 03 and SatLite Channel 30. 

Topics: TV5 , Cignal TV , Ate ng Ate Ko , Carpool , Bella Bandida , Kagat ng Dilim , Stay-in Love
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