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LIST: Viva reveals lineup of shows for TV 5

LIST: Viva reveals lineup of shows for TV 5
'Masked Singer Pilipinas,' hosted by Billy Crawford, leads the list of shows coming in October

Viva Entertainment announced the lineup of Viva-produced shows that will premiere on TV 5 in October and November.

The shows are produced by Viva for TV5 in partnership with Cignal TV and Sari Sari Channel, a 24-hour general entertainment channel.

The list of shows are:

Masked Singer Pilipinas

Hosted by Billy Crawford, Masked Singer Pilipinas is based on the hit Korean show King of Masked Singer. The show puts celebrity contestants in costumes to conceal their identity from the judges.

Billy will be joined by Aga Muhlach, Matteo Guidicelli, Cristine Reyes, and Kim Molina as judges.

Masked Singer Pilipinas premieres October 24.
Ghost Adventures

The show returns for a second season with Benjie Paras, Empoy Marquez, and Kylie Verzosa leading the cast. The show tells the story of Par Jack (Benjie) a ghost whisperer who help ghosts. But someone is threatened in purgatory and vows to keep him from succeeding in his mission.

The second season of Ghost Adventures premieres on October 31.

Bella Bandida

The show stars Ryza Cenon. Based on Francisco V Coching’s comic book, Bella Bandida follows Bella, who was given superpowers which she uses to fight against all types of injustices.

The show is scheduled to air in November.
Kagat ng Dilim

The show first gained prominence in 2000 thanks to the genius of Erik Matti. Directors Richard Somes, Lawrence Fajardo, Paul Basinilio, and Rae Red take turns in directing stories based on dark tales featuring Filipino folklore, myths, and urban legends.

Kagat ng Dilim premieres on November 23.


Rounding up its offering for 2020 is Onstage, which will feature concerts of artists like Anne Curtis, Sarah Geronimo, Martin Nievera, and JaDine.

Aside from the 5 shows that are premiering in 2020, Viva and TV 5 also announced its upcoming shows for 2021:

  • Born to be a Star. The show which gave us Sarah Geronimo will have its second season.
  • Puto. Based on a character popularized by Herbert Bautista in the 80s, Puto tells the story of Puto’s adventures with 3 dwarfs who can grant him 3 wishes.
  • Republika Origins. Based on a graphic novel from Epik, the show introduces Liway and Nario, characters whose lineage are from various national heroes. They embark on an adventure to find other descendants as they prepare for a war that is about to happen.
  • Ninja Kids. The show is an action-adventure series, bringing teenage online gamers together as they battle a formidable threat.
  • 1000 Heartbeats. The Viva and TV5 show is the Philippine franchise of a popular game show from the UK that tests a contestant’s ability to handle pressure.
  • The Wall. The game show is another Philippine franchise of a popular show from overseas. The original show, which first aired in the US in 2016, counts basketball star Lebron James as one of its producers.
  • Encounter. The show is a Philippine adaptation of a Koreanovela about a woman’s effort to move on after a failed marriage. She finds love again only to encounter another conflict.