It’s a thumbs-up for TV5’s ‘Trenderas’.
A story about three trinket vendors aspiring to become singing superstars, ‘Trenderas’ will have its pilot episode aired tomorrow night. The one-hour special will focus on the three vendors’ humble beginnings as they embark on a quest towards fame and stardom.
It can be recalled that teasers for ‘Trenderas’ began to air as early as July. But for some unexplained reason, TV5 pulled out the teasers due to the lack of any programming space at the time, thus shelving the project for the time being.
Then ‘It Takes Gutz to Be a Gutierrez’ ended its first season in August, and new teasers for ‘Trenderas’ began to air on the Kapatid network. This time, TV5 made sure that ‘Trenderas’ will finally have the go-signal it deserves.
The upcoming musical comedy drama series will star Isabelle de Leon (as Isabelle), Katrina Velarde (as Diva), and Lara Maigue (as Lara). Joining the trio in their rags-to-riches journey are Dingdong Avanzado (as Julio), Ara Mina (as Diane), Tina Paner (as Veronica), Carl Guevarra (as EJ), and Edward Mendez (as Benjo).
‘Trenderas’ will not be complete without the three villains who will try to thwart the dreams of Isabelle, Diva and Lara. The ‘Tres Malditas’, as they are called, will star K Brosas (as Katy), Cacai Bautista (as Miley), and Kitkat (as Lady). Completing the cast are veteran talents Francine Prieto (as Viveka) and Rez Cortez (as Mother Pearl).
Also joining the series is a special guest star that needs no introduction. The one and only ‘Superstar’ Nora Aunor (as Celestina Cruz) will play the role of a famous singer-turned-mentor and guiding light to Isabelle, Diva and Lara.
Overall, ‘Trenderas’ is a series that is worth watching. With a mix of song and dance numbers, confrontations between the ‘Tres Malditas’ and the ‘Trenderas’ girls, and some comedic, romantic and dramatic scenes in between, ‘Trenderas’ will definitely capture the sensibilities of both music lovers and viewers alike.
‘Trenderas’ premieres tomorrow night after ‘Tropa Mo Ko Nice Di Ba’ on TV5.
18 thoughts on “Trenderas Pilot Special Tomorrow”
Kung magiging daily ito, ito sana ang papalit sa Confessions of a Torpe.
Mukhang hindi ito daily, since malapit na ang PBA season, which TV5 promises to carry live.
TV5 will air PBA games live because basketball fans prefer it that way compared to teleseryes. Obviously, TV5 tried but failed to top the teleseryes of ABS and GMA.
Indeed. Weekly series are much better for them now.
This isn’t the first time that TV5 put up a long pilot of a new fiction series a la American TV. (Do you remember the movie-like pilot of ‘Kidlat’?)
According sa Showbiz FM program kanina ni MJ Marfori on Radyo5, one of the aims of Trenderas is to “promote & revive the awareness of the public in OPM industry”, which is a very good point for me. Although tv5 is a not-so competitive network in terms of teleserye’s, they’re so creative naman in making some shows like this, na talagang may advocacy & aims like Madam Chairman (political & barangay issues) & Positive (AIDS awareness).
But sad to say, they should refrain na from airing movie blocks, in order to accomodate more shows & sports coverages. At para mai-balance na rin ng tv5 ang sports and entertainment prgramming nila. For now kasi, they’re now a “sports channel-apparent” on VHF.
Yes. Those movie blocks have to go. Pero it’s up to the management to pull the plug. Mukhang masaya kasi sila as a third-stringer right now.
I think TV5 should place the PBA on the movie block time slots. Baka puwedeng i-replay ang mga exciting games sa mga time slots na iyon.
Trenderas will air every Saturday at 9 PM, according to a recent photo posted on TV5’s Facebook page.
Did TV5 acquire the Philippine TV rights to the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon (where Gilas Pilipinas will participate)?
Yes. They have the rights to Asian Games. Pero I’m not sure if they will cover the non-basketball events too. Hintayin na lang natin.
TV5 will also file reports on the Philippine athletes in the Asian Games. Dennis Principe of Radyo 5’s Aksyon Sports is also part of the station’s reportorial team.
Tingnan na lang natin if they’ll air the non-basketball events during the Asian Games.
Actually, Ralph, TV5 has been an alternative station once again since late 2013. It was during that time that they started to avoid the competition of ABS-CBN and GMA.
First sign came when they introduced the Weekend Do It Better block, then came Everyday All the Way and the KBO block. Too bad all of them didn’t last long. However, the presence of Aksyon made it clear that they’re not finished competing against GMA and ABS, hence the ‘third-stringer’ tag.
Amen. Yet Aksyon is still maintaining the network’s relevance and is keeping them alive under the Chot Reyes era.
Problem is, it gets in the PBA’s (and other sports’) way and defeats TV5’s purpose of becoming truly alternative. Plus its timeslot is erratic and due to live sports they always cut short. That said, News5’s problem didn’t actually start last year; it already did once the PBA invaded Channel 5.