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Mr. Bean on GMA

Mr. Bean’s two films will air on GMA tomorrow, with ‘Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie’ on Kapuso Movie Festival, and ‘Mr. Bean’s Holiday’ on GMA Blockbusters.

Mr. Bean is coming to GMA Network after all. The popular character created by Rowan Atkinson will be seen tomorrow on GMA’s two movie blocks.

The 1997 film ‘Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie‘ will feature Mr. Bean’s misadventures in Los Angeles. The film’s plot centers on Bean unveiling a painting of Whistler’s Mother inside the fictional Grierson Art Gallery, but not after ruining the original painting and replacing it with a poster copy coated in varnish and albumen to mimic the original. Directed by Mel Smith and co-starring Burt Reynolds and Peter MacNicol, Bean will air Sunday morning on ‘Kapuso Movie Festival‘.

The 2007 sequel ‘Mr. Bean’s Holiday’ will feature Mr. Bean’s misadventures in France. The plot looks at Bean’s circuitous trip from Paris to the Cannes Film Festival, and armed with a video camera, he documented his trip that he would later use as a replacement for the plot-less fictional film ‘Playback Time’. Directed by Steve Bendelack and co-starring Emma de Caunes, Max Baldry and Willem Dafoe, ‘Mr. Bean’s Holiday’ will air Sunday afternoon on ‘GMA Blockbusters’.

In my previous article I wrote about my wishes for the ‘Mr. Bean’ series (live-action and animated) to move to GMA Network. With all due respect to ABS-CBN, I think they have done a very poor job in airing the series, with most airings featuring two or three skits from different episodes. And after this news on MTRCB calling ABS-CBN’s attention about an episode where Bean exposed his buttocks, I think that it is more logical for GMA to acquire the series, as long as they air the Disney Channel edit and remove their repetitively old anime.

In the meantime, enjoy Mr. Bean’s one day only appearance on the Kapuso network. As for the series? Who knows, perhaps the possibility of the series airing on GMA will come in the near future.

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‘What’s Up Doods’ Preempted for Bieber Documentary

Pop musician Justin Bieber is in Tacloban recently to give cheers to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. TV5 will air the documentary tonight.

Tonight’s lineup of TV5’s ‘Weekend Do It Better’ will not see Edu Manzano interview various guests on his talk show ‘What’s Up Doods?’. Instead the Kapatid network will air a special documentary as part of its continuing relief efforts for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

Titled ‘Give Love, Give Back Philippines‘, the documentary centers on a surprise visit by pop singer Justin Bieber to Tacloban in order to provide donations and relief goods to the typhoon victims. The one-hour documentary will feature Bieber in a different light, as he tries to remain humble amid his fame and give a more positive outlook to the victims. Also included is the exclusive full-length interview with Raymond Gutierrez that first aired on ‘Showbiz Police’ last week, along with a mini-concert for the victims.

Bieber’s #GiveBackPhilippines campaign raised over $1M in cash, and has also produced a limited edition t-shirt with the proceeds being given to TV5’s Alagang Kapatid Foundation. The campaign donations were raised during his ongoing tour promoting his latest album ‘Believe’.

‘What’s Up Doods?’ aired a ‘Best of’ episode last week featuring interviews from Georgina Wilson, Jinri Park and Ramon Bautista, and with the program on hiatus for the holidays, it is only logical to have the Bieber documentary air tonight.

In the meantime, here is today’s late afternoon and evening schedule on TV5:

3:30 – PBA: Barangay Ginebra San Miguel vs. Alaska Aces

5:45 – Aksyon Weekend

6:15 – Showbiz Police

6:45 – Pinoy Explorer

7:45 – Tropa Mo Ko Unli

8:45 – Killer Karaoke Pinoy Naman

9:45 – Give Love, Give Back Philippines: A Justin Bieber Special

10:45 – Juan Direction

11:15 – SpinNation