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My Faithful Husband Down to Last Three Weeks

The series that premiered on the same night as ‘On the Wings of Love’ is down to its last three weeks.

‘My Faithful Husband’, the GMA teleserye starring Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo, will air its final episode on November 13. The series’ replacement is yet to be determined, but there is talk that ‘Little Nanay’, and not ‘Wish I May’, would replace ‘My Faithful Husband’.

Premiering on August 10, ‘My Faithful Husband’ was supposed to be Jen’s small-screen comeback following her blockbuster film success with ‘English Only, Please’. Unfortunately, the series premiered alongside ABS-CBN’s ‘On the Wings of Love, which starred an equally successful but younger big-screen duo in James Reid and Nadine Lustre.

The entry of JaDine was bad timing for the Kapuso network. The timeslot that ‘On the Wings of Love’ occupied was previously reserved for more mature and sexually-oriented teleseryes, which ‘My Faithful Husband’ typifies.

As expected, ‘My Faithful Husband’ proved to be no match for ‘On the Wings of Love’ in the ratings. Caught in a mismatch, GMA then decided to release some teasers for the upcoming ‘kilig’-oriented drama, ‘Wish I May’, only to hold off the project for the foreseeable future.

Perhaps Jen would be better off focusing on the big screen first, since her recent movie ‘The Pre-Nup’ became a box-office hit, and a teaser for her Metro Manila Film Festival entry ‘Walang Forever’ is also going viral on social media. Pairing with talents from other networks (Derek Ramsey, Sam Milby, Jericho Rosales) may be an even better idea for her.

In any event, ‘My Faithful Husband’ has officially conceded defeat to ‘On the Wings of Love’. And with the latter now extended to early 2016, GMA needs to find another way to halt the momentum of ‘On the Wings of Love’.

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29 thoughts on “My Faithful Husband Down to Last Three Weeks

  1. As expected, My Faithful Husband deserved to be cancelled dahil mismatch talaga sila sa On The Wings of Love, just like the current season ng Starstruck na manganganib makansela dahil sa mismatch sa Pasion de Amor, na extended na hanggang 2016.

    Gloomy days ahead for GMA across all divisions. ALDUB PA MORE!

    • Yung Wish I May na dapat sana’y ieere na nila next month, nawala nang parang bula. And it was well-hyped through the first half of October. So much for hype gone wrong.

      Now hihintayin na natin yung talagang replacement for My Faithful Husband next month.

    • There’s your answer. Hindi pala tuloy ang Wish I May after all. Pinaghirapan nila itong i-promote tapos pull-out lang pala ang mangyayari. Hindi talaga sila magiging at par sa mga Kathniel at JaDine ng Dos kung ganito ang mga patakaran nila.

  2. Cthsmith says:

    I hope GMA will change their Telebabad line-up with the following shows:

    5:50PM – (GMA ETV produced drama)
    6:30PM – 24 Oras
    7:45PM – Little Nanay (replacement for MariMar)
    8:30PM – Because of You (Carla-Gabby, replacement for BS) or Barbie/Ruru soap
    9:15PM – Wish I May (replacement for MFH, they should compete first with JaDine since KathNiel is more popular and well-established love team)
    10:00PM – Legendary Women

    Starstruck should be on weekends and have daily updates just like before.
    GMA should make their love teams compete with ABS-CBN’s, the more na nauudlot ang fame ng BiGuel and other teen love teams, the more na nagiging established ang KathNiel, JaDine and LizQuen. Simula nung umalis si Wilma Galvante at umupo si Lilybeth Rasonable hindi na naging rasonable ang ETV, hindi na kasing galing sa programming kaya pati ang GMA Public Affairs eh kailangan makialam. Kahit sa GMA Artist Center sobrang laki ng problema sa pagdevelop ng talents and even the News department, nakakainis na ‘yung laging AlDub balita sa Unang Chika, Chika Minute at Showbiz Saksi (considering na AlDub fan ako).

  3. ABS go full throttle with 5 teleserye on primetime. Your My Home, which premieres on Nov 9, will take the slot of PBB since it will end on Nov 8. This will spell doom for GMA. #AlDubPaMoreMgaKapuso

    • That goes to say na Asianovela-free na ang ABS every weekday. Wala na silang motivation para mag-import pa ng mga ito, choosing to go a more local route. Samantala, kung ayaw na talaga ng ABS na mag-import ng mga Asianovela, eh tuloy pa rin ang GMA sa mga ito. No wonder their younger artists are being compromised.

  4. John says:

    Just saw a teaser of Kapuso Primetime Cinema sa GMA Telebabad ngayong November na! Oh no! Movie block nananman sa weeknights.
    Mukhang yung My Little Nanay might replace Starstruck.

    • They also aired movies on Telebabad two years ago prior to the premieres of Kambal Sirena, Carmela and Rhodora X. So there’s nothing new about their approach. But still, I gotta write that. As for My Little Nanay, now that KPC is on its way in, we don’t know if they’ll really replace My Faithful Husband.

  5. Jake-jake Jacinto says:

    In the subject of My Faithful Husband’s predecessor program, Beautiful Strangers, I saw a plug promoting its “near-end” or “nalalapit na pagtatapos.” I hope you can write more on that in an upcoming article.

      • Cthsmith says:

        Legendary Women down to its finale week.
        It looks like that GMA Telebabad schedule next week will be like this:
        5:50-10:00 The usual programming
        10:00-11:30 Kapuso Primetime Cinema (just like what happened to Dingdong’s Genesis and Lovi’s Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas)

        After My Faithful Husband Finale:
        5:50-9:15 The usual programming
        9:15-10:00 Little Nanay
        10:00-11:30 Kapuso Primetime Cinema (worst decision GMA has made this year)

        After Beautiful Strangers Finale:
        5:50 Starstruck
        6:30 24 Oras
        7:45 Marimar
        8:30 Little Nanay
        9:15-11:00 Kapuso Primetime Cinema

        Wish I May teasers are nowhere to be found. ‘Yun na sana savior ng GMA Telebabad lineup. GMA Telebabad is getting nearer to a catastrophe just like what happened last December 30, 2013 to January 27, 2014. Aminado akong Kapuso ako pero nakakapanghina na ng loob manood ng primetime ng GMA dahil sa pagbabalik ng movie block.

      • Yes. Mukhang dadami pa lalo ang mga viewers sa Primetime Bida ng ABS. GMA’s short-term strategy (airing movies on primetime) doesn’t work at all two years ago. Ngayong may movie block na naman ang GMA sa primetime ngayong Nobyembre, I think Kapuso viewers are in for a rude awakening.

        I agree with Cthsmith na Wish I May sana ang savior ng Telebabad, but things got way worse. Overall, blame Rasonable and GMA Entertainment’s recent failures. Pati GMA News and Public Affairs, kasama pa sa problema ng GMA (To The Top, Dangwa and AlDub on every newscast).

      • The young but embattled GMA artists deserved better fate than this. Losing their spot in favor of a movie block is an insult to their careers. Sayang ang potential nila.

  6. gotfan says:

    i feel bad for other GMA talents. masyado kasi silang focus sa Aldub. may chismis nga na balak daw lumipat ni Jennylyn Mercado. pag di nag tagal baka magsawa ang mga tao sa aldub.

    • The younger Kapuso artists are also left in the cold because of AlDub. That’s the problem right now with GMA: too much backstage politics. They seem to have AlDub, but they have no one else to step up, probably due to high expectations or lack of confidence.

      Jen has been successful on the big screen, but as far as GMA teleseryes are concerned, it’s a different story. ABS would be a much better destination for her considering na mas successful ang team-ups niya sa mga Kapamilya artists kaysa sa Kapuso artists.

      • ang mahirap kasi sa GMA pag may isang sumikat sa kanila yun lang ang focus nila, di gaya sa ABS na sabay sabay. ang dami din nag sasabi na sina-save daw ng Aldub ang GMA, but i don’t think so. palugi na ng palugi ang GMA tapos nawawalan pa ng credibility ang news dept nila dahil sa puro Aldub news.

      • Kaya nga Ka-AlDub na ang tawag ko sa GMA ngayon. May point naman si gotfan. Yung focus nila back then on their glory days ay sina Angel Locsin, Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes. Ngayon, sina Alden at Maine na ang pinagpipiyestahan ngayon ng GMA kaya nga nakakainis na panoorin ang mga newscasts ng GMA at GMA News TV sa ngayon dahil sa AlDub highlights every newscast. Sayang na ang kredibilidad ng GMA News. May TAG issue na, may streamlining na, may public affairs department pa na pseudo-entertainment division na ng GMA.

      • Every department of GMA is a mess right now. Pati News pakialamero sa entertainment department. And their stars-in-waiting are not getting their chances.

        The current stars of GMA Telebabad deserve to qualify for a senior citizen’s card, kahit nasa late 20s-early 30s pa lamang sila. Their overreliance on them will not help. Kailangan talaga ng fresh blood, but as it stands, puro AlDub na lang sila.

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