Captain Barbell (2011 TV series)

Captain Barbell (International title: Captain Barbell: The Return) is a 2011 Philippine television drama action fantasy series broadcast by GMA Network. The series is based on a Philippine fictional superhero of the same title by Mars Ravelo. Directed by Dominic Zapata, it stars Richard Gutierrez in the title role. It premiered on March 28, 2011 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Machete. The series concluded on July 29, 2011 with a total of 88 episodes. It was replaced by Time of My Life in its timeslot.

Captain Barbell
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Title card
Also known asCaptain Barbell: The Return
Based onCaptain Barbell
by Mars Ravelo
Developed byRJ Nuevas
Written by
  • Jules Dan Katanyag
  • Des Garbes Severino
  • Karen Lustica
Directed byDominic Zapata[1]
StarringRichard Gutierrez
Opening theme"Sandata" by Shamrock
Ending theme"Isama Mo Ako" by Frencheska Farr
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of episodes88
Executive producer(s)Winnie Hollis Reyes
Production location(s)Philippines
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time30-35 minutes
Production company(s)GMA Entertainment TV
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseMarch 28 (2011-03-28) –
July 29, 2011 (2011-07-29)
Related showsCaptain Barbell (2006)

Cast and charactersEdit

Lovi Poe portrays Althea.
Michelle Madrigal portrays Anita.
Bea Binene portrays Misha.
Main cast
Supporting cast
Recurring cast
Guest cast


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode earned a 25% rating.[2] While the final episode also scored a 25% rating.[3]


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  2. ^ Santiago, Erwin (March 29, 2011). "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila People & Household Ratings (March 25–28): Captain Barbell soars high on its pilot episode; Mara Clara keeps lead". Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  3. ^ Santiago, Erwin (August 2, 2011). "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila People & Household Ratings (July 29-Aug. 1): Time of My Life strengthens Kapuso primetime lineup". Retrieved March 5, 2018.

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