LIST: What programs were on ABS-CBN the day government shut it down?
LIST: What programs were on ABS-CBN the day government shut it down?
Which ABS-CBN shows are you going to miss the most?

MANILA, Philippines – Days worth of ABS-CBN shows were lined up on Wednesday, May 5, but not all made it to the screen. On Wednesday evening, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) issued a cease and desist order against media giant ABS-CBN, compelling it to stop operating immediately.

Flagship news program TV Patrol was the last show aired on ABS-CBN after the sign-off, which meant its primetime entertainment programs no longer aired on Wednesday. Here’s what else was on their program lineup the day the channel went off-air

5 am: ABS-CBN’s longest-running morning broadcast news show, Umagang Kay Ganda, currently counts Anthony Taberna, Amy Perez, Jorge Carino, Winnie Cordero, Ariel Ureta, Gretchen Ho, Jeff Canoy, K Brosas, and Ariella Arida, among others, as its stable of hosts. 



The award-winning morning show offers “a mix of news and infotainment,” and begins airing on weekdays at 5 am. On Saturdays and Sundays, Umagang Kay Ganda Weekend airs at 10 am.

8:00 am: Magandang Buhay is a morning talk show hosted by Jolina Magdangal, Melai Cantiveros-Francisco, and Karla Estrada.


The “online momshie” trio features special guests on their show from time to time, and airs from Mondays to Fridays. Because of the enhanced community quarantine, the talk show recently shifted to an “at-home video conference” broadcast set-up. 

9:30 am: This time slot is reserved for Kapamilya Blockbusters – typically the day’s chosen ABS-CBN-produced movie.

11:30 am: ABS-CBN’s “asianovela” slot was currently premiering Love In Sadness, a 2019 South Korean telenovela series starring Ji Hyun-woo, Park Han-byul, Ryu Soo-young and Wang Bit-na. 

12:15 pm: ABS-CBN’s longest-running noontime variety show It’s Showtime has a lot of this timeslot. On May 5, reruns of old episodes were aired during the coveted lunchtime slot because of the Metro Manila-wide enhanced community quarantine.

The show is hosted by Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda, Karylle, Vhong Navarro, Billy Crawford, Amy Perez, Mariel Padilla, Teddy Corpuz, Jugs Jugueta, Jhong Hilario, and Ryan Bang. 



ABS-CBN earlier barred the admission of live studio audiences and, eventually, stopped all live on-set tapings of Showtime, as well as other live on-set shows on March 10 to stop the coronavirus spread. The cast later shifted to an online streaming set-up as well.

2 pm: Tawag Ng Tanghalan is It’s Showtime’s amateur singing competition segment, which features Filipino contestants from Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and overseas. 

2:30 pm: ABS-CBN began airing reruns of 2014 Philippine telenovela The Legal Wife starring Angel Locsin, Maja Salvador, JC de Vera, and Jericho Rosales beginning March 23.

The Legal Wife replaced the time slot of the current series Love Thy Woman, starring Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Eula Valdes, Yam Concepcion, and Sunshine Cruz.     

Memebers of Love Thy Woman’s cast underwent self-quarantine on March 18 after star Christopher De Leon tested positive for coronavirus. ABS-CBN earlier suspended all on-set shoots for its shows and movies in compliants with government directives. 

4:15 pm: ABS-CBN was also airing reruns of Got To Believe, the 2013 romantic comedy TV series starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.

Got to Believe temporarily replaced ABS-CBN’s 2019 drama series Sandugo, which stars Aljur Abrenica and Ejay Falcon.

5 pm: Another asianovela, Tale of Nokdu, held this timeslot. The 2019 South Korean series stars Jang Dong-yoon, Kim So-hyun, Kang Tae-oh, and Jung Joon-ho, and is dubbed in Filipino.

5:45 pm: ABS-CBN was screening reruns of 100 Days To Heaven, a 2011 fantasy-comedy-drama series starring Coney Reyes and Jodi Sta. Maria. 

The supporting cast included Joel Torre, Dominic Ochoa, Smokey Manaloto, Valerie Concepcion, Rafael Rosell, Jewel Mische, Emmanuelle Vera, Neil Coleta, Louise Abuel, Rustica Carpio, and Noel Trinidad.

100 Days To Heaven replaced the show Pamilya Ko, a 2019 drama TV series starring JM de Guzman, Arci Muñoz, Joey Marquez, Rosanna Roces, and Sylvia Sanchez.

6:30 pm: TV Patrol is the evening primetime newscast of channel 2. It is anchored by telesion broadcast journalists Ted Failon, Noli De Castro, and Bernadette Sembrano.  

7:45 pm: May Bukas Pa, a 2009 inspirational drama telenovela starring Zaijian Jaranilla, temporarily replaced FPJ’s Ang Probinsyanothe network’s longest-running teleserye.

Ang Probinsyano stars Coco Martin as Cardo Dalisay, and first premiered in September 2015. ABS-CBN announced the temporary halt of teleserye tapings on March 13.

8:30 pm: 2020 primetime teleserye Make It With You starring Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano was replaced by reruns of hit romantic series On The Wings of Love.

OTWOL starred love team tandem and former real-life couple Nadine Lustre and James Reid, and was directed by Antoinette Jadaone and Jojo Saguin.

9:05 pm: Maja Salvador’s 2017 drama series Wildflower temporarily replaced A Soldier’s Heart, the 2020 drama TV series starring Gerald Anderson, Elmo Magalona, Nash Aguas, and Sid Lucero.

9:45 pm: Tubig At Langis, a 2016 teleserye starring Cristine Reyes, Zanjoe Marudo, and Isabelle Daza, replaced the second half of A Solider’s Heart primetime timeslot.

10:05 pm: ABS-CBN was running episodes of 2018’s Chinese period drama series Story of Yanxi Palace, starring Wu Jinyan, Charmaine Sheh, Qin Lan, Nie Yuan, Tan Zhuo and Xu Kai.

10:55 pm: Capping the night off was Tonight With Boy Abunda, the media giant’s late-night talk show hosted by Boy Abunda. They’ve aired reruns of the show since the coronavirus lockdowns began. –

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