Sunday Noontime Live!

Sunday Noontime Live! was a Philippine musical variety show broadcast on TV5 which premiered on October 18, 2020. Sunday Noontime Live! was presented by a lineup of ABS-CBN, Star Magic and Cornerstone Entertainment talents led by Piolo Pascual, Maja Salvador, Catriona Gray, Donny Pangilinan, Ricci Rivero and Jake Ejercito.[1]

Sunday Noontime Live!
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Also known asSNL
Live at Five: Sunday Ultimate Party (original working title)
GenreMusical-variety show
Created byAlbee Benitez
Developed byBrightlight Productions
Cornerstone Studios
Directed byJohnny Manahan
Presented byPiolo Pascual
Maja Salvador
Catriona Gray
Ricci Rivero
Donny Pangilinan
Jake Ejercito
and others
Country of originPhilippines
Original languagesFilipino (primary)
English (secondary)
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes14
Executive producerRobert P. Galang
ProducerAlbee Benitez
Production locationsStudio 72, #72 Kalayaan Ave., Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time120 minutes (with commercials)
Production companiesBrightlight Productions
Cignal Entertainment
Cornerstone (CS) Studios
Original networkTV5
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseOctober 18, 2020 (2020-10-18) –
January 17, 2021 (2021-01-17)
Preceded byHappy Truck HAPPinas
Followed byASAP Natin 'To
Related showsP.O.5

The program, which airs on the network's Sunday afternoon block at 12 noon preceding I Got You, is produced by Brightlight Productions under producer Albee Benitez in cooperation with Cignal Entertainment, the programming affiliate of TV5 and line produced by Cornerstone Studios.[2] Veteran television director and former Star Magic head Johnny Manahan takes the helm as director, following his longtime stint directing the longest-running Sunday variety show ASAP for over 25 years.[3]

Sunday Noontime Live! marks the return of a Sunday musical variety show on TV5 after more than four years since the end of Happy Truck ng Bayan and a decade after the launch of the pioneering P.O.5. However, unlike the other two shows, Sunday Noontime Live! was not produced by TV5 and only aired on the network through a blocktime agreement.

However, after just three months on air, the show, along with Sunday 'Kada aired their final episodes. It's timeslot was later filled by a simulcast of ASAP.


The show aired every Sundays at 12:00 PM Philippine Standard Time.

Owing to safety precautions against the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, the show entailed a 1-week lock-in taping with a no audience set-up to produce a month worth of episodes, with only the episode during the lock-in setup being staged live from Studio 72 itself.

However, the November 15, 2020 episode was unable to broadcast due to technical difficulties, instead a replay of the second episode (#SNLAllOverTheWorld) was aired instead.[4]

The show aired its final episode on January 17, 2021, being a replay of several prods from the past few episodes, together with Sunday 'Kada. A simulcast of ASAP filled it's timeslot.[5]


Lead cast
Piolo Pascual
Maja Salvador
Catriona Gray

Main Hosts/PerformersEdit

Guest PerformersEdit

Phase 1Edit

Phase 3Edit

Other weeksEdit

Former castEdit

  • Donny Pangilinan (Phase 1–Phase 3, left due to projects in ABS-CBN)

Sunday Noontime Live! BandEdit

  • Rey Cantong - Musical Director, Guitarist & Vocalist
  • Cookie Taylo - Bass
  • Tag-Chariz Duque Cantong - Drums
  • Elijah Glenn De Vera - Keyboards
  • Kaye Cantong - Vocalist


  • Asian-Vasion
  • Jampak
  • KantaOke
  • Ultimate Vocal Showdown
  • YouHoo

Ultimate Vocal ShowdownEdit

A group composed of Zephanie, Fatima Louise Lagueras a.k.a Fana, Sassa Dagdag, Sam Mangubat and Niel Murillo of BoybandPH, this segment showcases the 5 aforementioned singers singing the hits of one specific artist.


A segment where the hosts sing a single OPM song, this segment is always the last segment for each episode.


A segment where various artists perform a dance production number.


A segment where various Sunday Noontime Live! artists perform the songs of a specific OPM artist/band.


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement People in Television Homes, the pilot episode of Sunday Noontime Live! earned a 1.2% rating.[6]


  1. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick. "Who will join Piolo Pascual in upcoming TV5 variety show?". Philippine Entertainment Portal, Inc. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  2. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick. "Korina Sanchez, Piolo Pascual, Alex Gonzaga to appear in TV5 blocktime shows". Philippine Entertainment Portal, Inc. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  3. ^ Lo, Ricky. "Albee Benitez: Stop the network war!". PhilStar Global. Philippine Star Printing Co., Inc. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  4. ^ "SNL aired a replay for November 15".
  5. ^ "'Sunday Noontime Live,' 'Sunday Kada' to air season enders mid-January". Rappler. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  6. ^ Troika, PEP (October 20, 2020). "SNL, inabangan kung magiging ASAP copycat; Kumusta ang ratings ng TV5 shows?" [SNL, looking forward in becoming ASAP copycat; How's the ratings of TV5 shows?] (in Filipino). Retrieved October 20, 2020.

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