Magpakailanman September 3 2016
Magpakailanman (English: Forevermore) is a weekly anthology of inspiring stories of the GMA Network aired every Saturday Magpakailanman features the life experiences of famous personalities and ordinary people who loved and lost on their way to success. The show is hosted by 24 Oras anchor Mel Tiangco.
The first incarnation of the show aired its last original episode on December 27, 2007 and was replaced by the E.S.P. TV series. While the succeeding show was then still under production, reruns of Magpakailanman were aired until January 31, 2008. Reruns of Magpakailanman were aired on GMA Life TV.
On its 10th anniversary, Magpakailanman returned to Philippine television on November 17, 2012. Tiangco reprised her role as the host/narrator.
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Magpakailanman was originally created by GMA Entertainment TV Group as a one-season inspirational drama special intended for the celebration of World Meeting of Families in January 23–24, 2003. Actress Vilma Santos was the original choice to host the show, but was eventually given went to Frontpage anchor Mel Tiangco after the former refused the offer. Because of the overwhelming positive feedback from viewers and critics, and high ratings, the network decided to make it as a regular weekly drama anthology. It was originally shown every Monday night. The show premiered with Bakit Ako Mahihiya? (Why Should I Be Ashamed?), an episode about the life of former “Jukebox Queen”, the late Didith Reyes.
On its second season, the network decided to move the show from Monday nights to a Thursday night timeslot. The Janet Clemente Story served as the show’s second season pilot. Because of its continued leadership in the ratings game, the show had finally toppled its rival “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (which regarded as the longest drama anthology on Philippine television), which later prompted to change its schedule from Thursday nights to Fridays. As a result of this move, Magpakailanman’s ratings began to decline, and eventually, the management decided to cancel the show.