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Surprising ‘Bagito’ Premieres on Primetime Bida

An unexpected selection from ABS-CBN takes over Primetime Bida tonight.

In a last-minute decision, the Kapamilya network announced Friday afternoon that ‘Bagito’ will air on the slot that was vacated by the recently-concluded ‘Pure Love’. The upcoming coming-of-age teleserye premieres later this afternoon.

Like more recent Kapamilya dramas, young and emerging talents will be the focus of attention on ‘Bagito’. The series will be topbilled by Nash Aguas and Alexa Ilacad, with fellow young actress Ella Cruz providing a supporting role.

Also joining the series are veterans Agot Isidro, Ariel Rivera and Angel Aquino. Completing the cast are Paolo Santiago, Alex Diaz and Gimme 5 members Joaquin Reyes, John Bermundo, Grae Fernandez and Brace Arquia.

‘Bagito’ focuses on a teenage boy who suddenly takes on the responsibility of being a father. The series will look at how the boy ended up impregnating a fellow teenager and how he will shoulder the burden of nurturing a child at a young age.

Before becoming a teleserye, ‘Bagito’ was first written as a Wattpad story by well-renowned author Noreen Capili. The entry soon gained popularity among Wattpad readers, with reads of over 100,000 as of today.

Initially an afterthought when it was first promoted, ‘Bagito”s unexpected entry into Primetime Bida came as a huge surprise to viewers. After all, much of the focus has been on the three returning Kapamilyas in Maxene Magalona, Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin, stars of ‘Dream Dad’ and ‘Flor de Liza’ respectively.

In fact, ABS-CBN had already been prepared to replace ‘Pure Love’ with ‘Dream Dad’, and even went as far as unveiling the full trailer of the series Thursday night.

But that all changed Friday afternoon.

The full trailer of ‘Dream Dad’ was taken down from ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube account. Soon after, a trailer for ‘Bagito’ was aired later that night, and then it was announced that ‘Dream Dad’ would premiere on November 24, this time replacing ‘Hawak Kamay’.

Even with a stunner of an entry, ‘Bagito’ should pose little problems in attaining decent, if not high viewership numbers. With GMA using this timeslot for the replay of the Koreanovela ‘Coffee Prince’, expect ‘Bagito’ to lord it over in the ratings against an inferior opponent.

It may have been a last-minute decision from ABS-CBN management, but should ‘Bagito’ succeed in the ratings, it will be all worth it.

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16 thoughts on “Surprising ‘Bagito’ Premieres on Primetime Bida

      • According to Twitter, JuliElmo fans has supported Bagito and all the shows in Primetimebida as a show of non support to MTW. The new placement of Bagito might be strategic on ABS since MTW is up against Maxene’s show which what JuliElmo’s fans a clear sign support to the Magalonas and a clear boycott to Janine and GMA’s decision to put a JaniElmo show

      • Mukhang hindi pa maka-move on ang mga to. Feeling nila mas bagay pa rin si Julie Ann San Jose na maging ka-love team ni Elmo kaysa kay Janine.

        And remember that ill-fated teleserye of Julie Ann? It would have succeeded if Elmo was her co-star and not Kristoffer Martin. Pero may ibang ideas ang GMA, hence the end of JuliElmo.

  1. KG says:

    Makakapulot ka pa ng mga lessons sa buhay ng pagbibinata tong Bagito kaya lang may SPG-related scenes na inaapropriate sa mga batang nanonood.

  2. NoReturn says:

    The main cause of the airing date switch of ‘Bagito’ and ‘Dream Dad’ is that the taping of the first week of ‘Dream Dad’ did not finish in time for its original premiere week allegedly because of the distance of the drama’s multiple shooting locations. A good choice in disguise content-wise.

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