New show will have ‘Party Pilipinas’ team

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OGIE Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Jaya and Janno Gibbs bid “Party Pilipinas” fans goodbye. Party Pilipinas Facebook page

The production team on the Sunday variety program “Party Pilipinas,” which aired its last episode on May 19, will “more or less remain intact” for the replacement show.

“They have nothing to worry about,” said Lilybeth Rasonable, GMA 7 vice president for entertainment television, in response to a Twitter post from Regine Velasquez, a “Party” host. On May 11, Velasquez wrote (in Filipino), “Is loyalty still important in this industry? What if the people you are loyal to aren’t loyal to you and treat you as a mere employee?…  Maybe I should not feel so bad…  trabaho lang, walang personalan.”

Rasonable said she understood how Velasquez felt: “She was worried that her ‘Party P’ coworkers would be displaced. She shouldn’t be. We [routinely] review our program lineup and think up better shows.”

In a statement on May 12 announcing the cancellation of “Party,” Rasonable said there would be “exciting changes… in a few weeks,” but that the new show would still feature “the biggest and brightest Kapuso stars.”

LOVI Poe remains a contract star of Kapuso network.

“Party,” which premiered on March 28, 2010, replaced “SOP Fully Charged.”

Rasonable also said GMA 7 would soon launch a program for the slot vacated by the Saturday afternoon gabfest “Hot TV.”

Meanwhile, actress Lovi Poe signed a three-year guaranteed contract with the Kapuso network that allows her to be cast in “as many shows as she can [handle],” Rasonable said.

Poe, whose previous contract with GMA 7 expired in March, was rumored in April to be involved in a million-peso negotiation with TV5. She denied this, saying she had merely taken a monthlong break from TV to finish her film projects.

The actress was last seen in the Kapuso afternoon drama, “Yesterday’s Bride.” On the big screen, she is working on Joel Lamangan’s drama “Lihis” and Jerrold Tarog’s “Sana Dati.”

“The network has many  plans,” said GMA7 chair and CEO Felipe L. Gozon. “We try to keep the good ones.”

Poe told the Inquirer: “I [renewed my contract] because I’ll get to do different things; they promised me challenging projects. I’m flattered that my bosses were satisfied with [my] work and wanted me to still be part of this family.”

The actress, who just turned 24, promised to be more focused. “You will see a different Lovi,” she said. “People ask if I will be more conservative in [choosing] roles… I don’t know yet; I’m not picky. I’m very spontaneous when it comes to these things.”

Asked for an update on the status of another Kapuso talent, Richard Gutierrez, whose contract expires end of May, Rasonable said, “We’re still talking.” She said she was aware of rumors that Gutierrez, as well as Kapuso stars Marian Rivera and Ogie Alcasid, were getting offers from rival networks.

Rasonable said GMA7 was likewise cooking up “something” for boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, whose game show “Manny Many Prizes” was canceled in December. The boxer took a leave from TV work to campaign for the last election. He was reelected congressman for Sarangani.

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  • gmaisthebestpresident

    tigilan nyo na si M.Pacquiao! kaya napapabayaan niya pagpapraktis sa boxing kasi kinukunsinti ninyo siya sa wala namang kwentang mga shows.

  • ernievictory

    pacquiao is a Willie devil lame wanna be ….

    • mal0c

      pacquiao wants to do everything. from boxer to host to comedy to superhero, action, congressman, etc etc etc. president for 2016? LOL
      naknampitumputputingtupa o

  • http://www.facebook.com/cors.guiao Cors Guiao

    I hope that the shrieking hosts will be replaced and the trying hard dancers and singers will be removed. this is one reasons why I stopped watching the show. The SOP format is better ng wala pa ang nagtitiling mga hosts at maaarteng mga babae at pacute na lalaking stars.

  • glycerlean

    bagsaka ang career nila pag lumipat sila sa tv5, pera lang ang nagiging dahilan kung bkt lumilipat ung mga artsita dun? ano na ba nagyari kay sharon? lugi ang network gnaun din kay kupal na willie.

    • mal0c

      may nanunuod p b ke willie the bulol? sarcastic na manyak

  • GungGung

    “exciting changes… in a few weeks”… good luck with that

  • Milesaway

    Look the picture parang may mensahe na mawawalan ng show si Janno Gibbs… magkatotoo kaya?

  • Jun Manacsa

    New concept nga, same casts din naman… yan ang nangyari from SOP to PP, then ngayon from PP to the new show… bakit ba ang ASAP, andyan pa rin…

    • mal0c

      coz c jaya pumipiyok, c ogie bunababoy yung kanta, jano is always late and regine sings o.a.
      sa new show sana nmn wag na silang magpakanta ng mga trying hard koreans na wala sa tono. just annoying.
      gma creates new talents but transfers to abs. sarah, aiza, just to name a few.
      kaya pag sunday, movie marathon n lang ako e. eat bulaga pa rin. LOL.

      • Jun Manacsa

        hmmm… dapat yata may Eat Bulaga na rin pag Sunday…

  • Gerald Agapito

    may mga actor na pilit kumakanta.. Yung iba sumasayaw to make pa-cute. we need quality entertainment pls.

  • BCon

    Hindi kasi bongga and fabulous and dating ng PP. Parang tinitipid ang set, costumes, production numbers and most of the time baduy ang dating. Di tulad ng ASAP halatang big budgeted. GMA should get better Production Designers and be given carte blanche budget.

  • southDUDE

    The lousy show produced by GMA unfortunately is disliked by many…

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