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My Mother’s Secret Reprieved for Another Week

‘My Mother’s Secret’ will now end on August 7 with an additional four episodes ordered. (Logo courtesy of GMA Network)

‘My Mother’s Secret’ has lived to fight another week.

The series was supposed to end Friday, July 31. But with the State of the Nation Address extending beyond its allotted time of two hours, last Monday’s episode of ‘My Mother’s Secret’ was preempted and aired the next day.

Not wanting to end the series on the following Monday, GMA acted on the matter and added another week (or four more episodes) to ‘My Mother’s Secret’. Thus, the series finale will now air next Friday, August 7, and the six-pack Koreanovela plan of the Kapuso network will have to wait.

As noted in a prior article, ‘My Mother’s Secret’ had been a ratings failure for the network, fluctuating within the 10% mark in both AGB Nielsen’s NUTAM and Kantar Media. The series couldn’t beat ABS-CBN’s ‘Pasion de Amor’, whose sexy and lustful theme propelled it to success.

Despite the extension, ‘My Mother’s Secret’ will still fall short of the typical 80 episodes a teleserye takes these days. The series will end with 54 episodes produced, which is not respectable enough by teleserye standards.

With ‘My Mother’s Secret”s extension, its successor ‘Reply 1997’ will now air starting next Monday, August 10. It was supposed to begin this Monday, August 3, and was aimed at an August 4 premiere date if not for ‘My Mother’s Secret”s reluctant extension.

For the viewers of ‘My Mother’s Secret’, this is their last chance to see what fate awaits the actress-turned-reluctant mother (played by Gwen Zamora) and her daughter (played by Kim Rodriguez). The final week of the series should be an interesting one, albeit only for the few and the loyal.

The now-official finale week of ‘My Mother’s Secret’ airs this Monday to Friday at 5:50 p.m., right before ’24 Oras’.


14 thoughts on “My Mother’s Secret Reprieved for Another Week

  1. JRDV says:

    Another desperate move for GMA. BTW, about sa ratings ng MMS, don’t expect na aakyat yan next week. On being overdependent on Korean programming, GMA should add reality shows from KBS, SBS and MBC, as well as Music Bank from KBS.

  2. Gab says:

    Let The Love Begin and The Rich Man’s Daughter also reportedly to end this week. More dillemma indeed inside the drama pool of GMA’s entertainment division.

    • The Rich Man’s Daughter and Bridges of Love will end on the same time and same day. Quite unprecedented na dalawang teleserye ang magtatapos sa parehong araw at oras. Should be an interesting write-up.

      Let the Love Begin should also be an interesting write-up. The show simply fell to a big-name love team, and now GMA is gambling on its veterans again.

  3. at least ginawan nila ng paraan na nde off ang ending ng MMS.

    Accdg to my source kaya sandamakmak ang koreanobela is to help GMA align its resources to produce a better line up of dramas, paparating na rin kasi ang income from Political Ads, now they just have to be smart enough to manage the incoming funds. As of this writing ang unang target nila is the telebabad group, kailangan gumanda ang ratings nito to attract better ratings to ensure political ads on January.

    Lilimtahan din nila ang blocktimer slots sa key timeslots para sa knila ang kita. But they also want to keep that pre 24 oras timeslot flexible for Willie’s new show hence the Koreanobela.

    Sana maging ok na ang siyete, they should be competing not struggling.

    • Parang cost-cutting na rin yun. The Koreanovelas they will have are the equivalent of their movie blocks. But yes, they need to conserve at this point.

      By the way, parang alam mo ang mga behind-the-scenes na kaganapan sa TV. You might as well share that knowledge too on the Philippine TV Through the Years and Beyond group on Facebook, if you’re really into social media. This is only a suggestion, just in case.

      • wala din nman silang own movies kaya mas mura ang koreanobela.

        haha, thanks for the invite. Ill check it out.

        I just love TV Industry in general, may mga friends lng ako from all networks kaya somehow may konting alam ako sa mga bagay bagay. 🙂

      • I see. The knowledge you get from your friends is what making this conversation interesting.

        As for my comparison between the Koreanovelas and movie blocks, I’m actually referring to the weekend Tagalized foreign movie blocks that GMA obsessively airs. That also seems cheap in their book.

      • well all networks are obssessed with Movies (Tagalized, Foreign and Local) ever since CinemaOne became the number 1 cable channel. Its been a cheap escape rememver when EB moved to GMA and ABS has to make a transitional movie block? Dun ata nag start un eh na gawing transional ang movie blocks.
        Interested ako sa programming changes at politics behind the shows kesa sa mga tsimis tungkol sa mga artista. Mas gusto kong magets ko ung logic ng mga network,

      • but i really think that some execs are reading your blog, kasi minsan ung mga suggestions dito eh ginagawa nila, pero alam mo nman di nila aaminin na di sa knila ung idea. ang mahalaga eh nakakatulong tayo

  4. HThtr43 says:

    @JRDV The possible inclusion of a Korean music show (please not the chart shows like Music Bank) to a Philippine TV network may reignite the flames of the now-nearly-niche K-Pop in the country, or so not, because of multiple music rights expenditures.

    @Gab LTLB and TRDM as well as BOL will end on August 7. Their respective replacements are Beautiful Stranger, My Faithful Husband, and On The Wings of Love.

    TL;DR: On August 7, all Telebabad local dramas but Pari ‘Koy will end.

    The MMS ending should be done in a proper fashion with a brief extension.

    • Regardless, we will not be surprised if GMA goes all-out on a Korean program block.

      Regarding the upcoming teleseryes on GMA and ABS, I’ll write about this within this week. As for MMS, it was a last-minute move made by GMA. Hindi kasi inaasahan ang preemption due to SONA last Monday, and GMA wouldn’t want to end the series the following Monday.

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