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‘More Than Words’ Demoted with Premiere of ‘Once Upon a Kiss’

GMA Telebabad’s first salvo of the year comes with yet another timeslot change for one of their current teleseryes.

‘More Than Words’, starring Janine Gutierrez and Elmo Magalona, will have a new timeslot later tonight. This will give way to a new drama series starring another young love team in Miguel Tanfelix and Bianca Umali.

Titled ‘Once Upon a Kiss’, the series revolves around a young girl’s unexpected kiss from a coma-stricken boy. From then on, the two would try to forge their love for each other amid their families’ constant quarrels.

‘Once Upon a Kiss’ will replace ‘Strawberry Lane’ on Telebabad’s lineup, but it will not be placed on the latter’s most recent timeslot. Instead, it will be placed on ‘Strawberry Lane”s original timeslot, one that was later taken over by ‘More Than Words’ until last Friday’s episode.

For ‘More Than Words’, the timeslot change had something to do with its performance. In both Kantar and AGB Nielsen, ‘More Than Words’ was thoroughly outclassed by ABS-CBN’s ‘Dream Dad’, which ironically featured Elmo’s older sister Maxene Magalona.

A new timeslot for ‘More Than Words’ would have breathed new life and a sense of relief for the struggling series. However, the series’ newest opponent is no slouch either, as ‘Forevermore’, starring Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, has been on a roll since premiering in October.

That said, ‘More Than Words’ will have a huge mountain to climb, considering the unexpected success of ‘Forevermore’ and the Liza-Quen love team.

As for ‘Once Upon a Kiss’, their first hurdle won’t be easy either. ‘Dream Dad’, led by Zanjoe Marudo and Jana Agoncillo, is also very successful in its own right, and it will be a daunting task to see how far Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix will take their partnership to new heights.

‘Once Upon a Kiss’ premieres tonight after ’24 Oras’, followed by ‘More Than Words’ on GMA Telebabad.


6 thoughts on “‘More Than Words’ Demoted with Premiere of ‘Once Upon a Kiss’

  1. KG says:

    Now the question GMA viewers will be asked, makakaakit ba kaya ang tambalang Bianca-Miguel sa kanila? Sa tingin ko, di magtatagal yan.

    • James Ty III says:

      GMA nga is gambling on a lot of things that aren’t working like its new love teams. And MP Featuring Sport Science will now be aired weekly starting this month.

      • Why throw Manny’s show into the mix? It doesn’t make sense since we’re talking about Telebabad, Once Upon a Kiss and More Than Words here. I suggest you stop making side comments with regards to your favorite programming day, which is Sunday, and go straight to the point of the topic at hand. Unless, of course, the article is related to a Sunday show or timeslot, which doesn’t apply in this article.

        By the way, even ABS is gambling on new love teams, though at a lesser extent since they already had established ones like the Kathniel and Jadine love teams.For example, yung Liza-Quen love team, unexpected na mangyari, but their success as a duo was unprecented for a new pairing.

  2. Happy New Year Ralph!

    Well for one thing GMA, is gambling again but MTW will surely loose to Forevermore, heard that an extension for the LizQuen series is on the horizon, its supposed replacement is Kathniel’s Pangako Sa’yo has delayed its production schedule. Kathniel is still finishing their movie and Forevermore is now the number 1 Primetime Series in Mega Manila similar to Got To Believe last year. MTW will be the third show na mapapatumba ng Serge ni Direk Cathy

    Dpat ung Once Upon A Kiss na LNG Ang tinapat nila mas tanggap pa kung matatalo into kasi bagong love team. Oh well good luck sa knila.

    • I guess it’s a bad decision altogether for GMA. Ok na sana sila kung nanatili pa sa original timeslot ang MTW, but they decided to push another loveteam to an earlier timeslot. In short, sinira nila ang opportunity to start the year on a good note.

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