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Poor Señorita to Challenge Ang Probinsyano Starting Tonight

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, meet Coco Martin.

After easily disposing both ‘MariMar’ and ‘Little Nanay’, ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ now awaits a new opponent. This time, young stars will not be the focus of this new GMA teleserye, but rather, a still-relevant 40-year-old Asia’s Songbird

Yes, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid remains a visible figure after nearly three decades in the industry. Although she earned her stripes as a singer, she also had major success as an actress, and starting tonight, the latter aspect of her talents will be shown on the upcoming series ‘Poor Señorita’.

In ‘Poor Señorita’, Regine plays Rita, a successful yet obsessive-compulsive owner of a perfume company. After suddenly losing her wealth, she stumbled upon five children who would try to help her get back on her feet, and in the process, show her the true meaning of love and happiness.

Joining Regine on ‘Poor Señorita’ are Mikael Daez, Sheena Halili, Kevin Santos, Valeen Montenegro, Jaya, Ervic Vijandre, Jillian Ward, Miggs Cuaderno, Zymic Jaranilla, Caprice Cayetano, Ralph Noriega, Snooky Serna, Ayra Mariano and Elyson de Dios. For Ayra and Elyson, it will be their first project after winning ‘StarStruck’ season 6.

Playing special roles on ‘Poor Señorita’ are Ricky Davao and Dingdong Dantes. Dominic Zapata will be the series’ director.

‘Poor Señorita’ is the latest in a series of attempts by GMA Telebabad to make their dramas lighter and more family-friendly. Unfortunately, it hasn’t worked out, and the fact that ABS-CBN (with the help of Dreamscape and Star Creatives) succeeded with dramas that appeal to the everyday Filipino made it more difficult for GMA to thrive.

That said, a daunting challenge awaits ‘Poor Señorita’ on its very first week. With ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ on a roll, the former needs to prove that they can also keep up and make lighter series just as appealing to viewers.

‘Poor Señorita’ airs starting tonight after ’24 Oras’ on GMA Telebabad.

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5 thoughts on “Poor Señorita to Challenge Ang Probinsyano Starting Tonight

  1. Looks like they’re in for a POOR (emphasis on poor) start. Ang Probinsyano is now winning against its GMA rivals left and right and set new ratings records.

      • Yesterday’s ratings (from Kantar Media):

        Ang Probinsyano – 42.6%
        Poor Señorita – 15.9%
        Arrow – 3.3%

        We don’t have any data from its pilot episode last Monday, but as far as last night’s ratings is concerned, Ang Probinsyano is well-poised to destroy any drama series GMA has put on the 7:45pm timeslot.

      • Here’s last Monday’s ratings (from Nielsen Mega Manila):

        Ang Probinsyano – 22.4%
        Poor Señorita – 21.5%
        Arrow – 4.3%

        OK naman ang show na ito for Mega Manila viewers, but as far as nationwide ratings is concerned, Ang Probinsyano is still the top show.

      • Sa totoo lang we’re not really concerned about Mega Manila. That 40+ national ratings of Ang Probinsyano really shows how futile GMA’s so-called ‘light and family-friendly’ Telebabad really is.

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