Luv U (lit. 'Love You') was a Filipino teen situational comedy series and aired every Sunday afternoon on the network's Yes Weekend! block. ABS-CBN The show premiered on February 19, 2012, replacing Growing Up. The show ended on January 17, 2016, and was replaced by Celebrity Playtime.

Luv U
Luv U second season logo.jpg
Second season logo
GenreTeen sitcom, School
Created byEdgar Mortiz
Written byRoderick ″Ricky″ Victoria
Jimmy Sherwin Buenvenida
Josel Garlitos
Badjie Mortiz
Directed byEdgar Mortiz
Frasco Mortiz
Badjie Mortiz
StarringMiles Ocampo
Kiray Celis
Marco Gumabao
Igi Boy Flores
CJ Navato
Alexa Ilacad
Karen Reyes
Mika dela Cruz
Nash Aguas
Angeli Gonzales
Sharlene San Pedro
Sophia Baars
Jairus Aquino
Kobi Vidanes
Opening theme"Crush" by T.O.P
Composer(s)Lito Camo
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Filipino
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes204
Production
Executive producer(s)Lunomy Merana
Camille Mortiz-Malapit
Producer(s)Raquel Frieda Buenvenida
Production location(s)Quezon City
Editor(s)Karl Mayshle
Omar Cervantes
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time1 hour
Production company(s)Star Creatives TV
Release
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 19, 2012 (2012-02-19) –
January 17, 2016 (2016-01-17)
External links
Website

OverviewEdit

The series is about lessons in love through the eyes of six teen students of Lamberto Uy Villarama University or LUV U as they experience the highs and lows of being in love at a very young age.

In the first season, the show featured former Goin' Bulilit kids Miles Ocampo, Kiray Celis, CJ Navato and Igi Boy Flores, with singing sensation Rhap Salazar, Angeli Gonzales, and newbie teen actor Marco Gumabao.[1][2][3][4][5]

In the second season, the show featured another batch of former Goin' Bulilit kids as newbies in the fictional university. Some former cast members from the previous season made a return namely Smokey Manaloto, Bentong and many more. Newly added casts are also added like Eda Nolan and Alora Sasam.

The new season has a more serious tone, it focuses not only on love but also the struggles and dilemmas of modern-day Filipino teenagers face such as bullying, friendship fall-outs, a first break-up, studying difficulties, family acceptance and other real-life high school issues.

 
First season logo (2012–2013)

EpisodesEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season Premiere Season Finale
1 69 February 19, 2012 (2012-02-19) June 9, 2013 (2013-06-09)
2 135 June 16, 2013 (2013-06-16) January 17, 2016 (2016-01-17)

Cast and charactersEdit

Main castEdit

Actor/Actress Character name Season(s)
1 2
Miles Ocampo Camille Sarmiento Yes Yes
Kiray Celis Whitney Muñoz Yes Yes
Angeli Gonzales April Muñoz Yes Yes
Marco Gumabao Joaquin Bartolome "JB" Arellano Yes Yes
Igi Boy Flores Rocky Dominguez Yes Yes
CJ Navato Boom Enriquez Yes Yes
Karen Reyes Ayen Timbol Yes Yes
Sharlene San Pedro Shirley Bernardo / Madeline Wells No Yes
Alexa Ilacad Alexis "Lexie" Domingo No Yes
Sophia Baars Patricia "Patty" Cordero No Yes
Nash Aguas Benjamin "Benj" Jalbuena No Yes
Jairus Aquino Frederick "Drake" Lagdameo No Yes
Kobi Vidanes Archie Samonte No Yes
Mika Dela Cruz Marjorie "Marj" De Silva No Yes

Supporting castEdit

Actor/Actress Character name Season(s)
1 2
Rhap Salazar Maximillo "Max" Mariano Yes Yes
Alfred Labatos Fredo Cuenca Yes Yes
Vanjo Cuenca Banjo Labatos Yes Yes
Arie Reyes Honey Marasigan Yes No
Tippy Dos Santos Paris delos Santos Yes No
Ryan Boyce Roy Roman Yes No
Michelle Vito Viv Samonte No Yes
Smokey Manaloto Principal Spencer "P.S." Yes Yes
Cai Cortez Ms. Becky Belo Yes Yes
Bangs Garcia Ms. Jessica Casimsiman Yes No
Eda Nolan Ms. Bettina "Betty" Ramos No Yes
Hyubs Azarcon Mang Ariel Yes Yes
Bentong Mang Jules Yes Yes
Joy Viado Lola Paula Yes Yes
Alora Sasam Judilyn Sanchez No Yes
Dominic Ochoa Nicanor "Nick" Jalbuena No Yes
Paul Salas Thirdy Villarama No Yes
Zonia Ysabel Mejia Mercedes "Cedes" Advincula No Yes

Guest castEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Result
2012 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Youth-Oriented Program Won
2013 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Youth-Oriented Program Won
2014 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Youth-Oriented Program Won
2015 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Comedy Program Nominated

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ New teen comedy show ‘Luv U’ introduces new heartthrob Marco Gumabao retrieved via www.push.com.ph 02-15-2012
  2. ^ Is Miles Ocampo the next Bea Alonzo or Sarah Geronimo? retrieved via www.push.com.ph 02-15-2012
  3. ^ Luv U: Official Teaser retrieved via www.youtube.com via abscbnonline user 02-17-2012
  4. ^ Luv U: Official Music Video retrieved via www.youtube.com via abscbnonline user 02-17-2012
  5. ^ Bulilits take on high school life in new comedy series Archived 2012-03-24 at the Wayback Machine retrieved via www.manilatimes.net 02-17-2012

External linksEdit