That's Entertainment (Philippine TV program)

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That's Entertainment is a Philippine television variety show broadcast by GMA Network. Hosted by German Moreno and Ike Lozada, it premiered on January 6, 1986. The show concluded on May 3, 1996 with a total of 3,200 episodes.

That's Entertainment
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GenreVariety show
Directed byBud Daliwan
Presented by
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of episodes3,200
Production
Executive producer(s)Lenny C. Parto
Production location(s)
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)GMA Productions Inc.
Release
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseJanuary 6, 1986 (1986-01-06) –
May 3, 1996 (1996-05-03)

OverviewEdit

German Moreno serves as a host.

The show was conceptualized by TV host/starbuilder German Moreno who initially wanted teenaged celebrity siblings to star in the show and name it as "Brothers and Sisters". But after watching the classic movie "That's Entertainment" one evening, he decided to change the title of the show. Launched on January 6, 1986 by GMA Network, the show featured 16 teenagers (divided into 4 from Monday to Thursday and gathered all together on Friday). The show gained popularity almost overnight among young audiences who were on the lookout for idols of their own. Soon after, the show was extended to Saturday afternoon, with a longer time slot. "That's" first aired from the old GMA building in EDSA and soon moved into the GMA Broadway Centrum in 1987 to accommodate more fans.

The show ushered in new stars (see That's Entertainment members) and would signify the changing of the guards in local show business. Some are deceased or inactive in showbiz and now in politics. The kids are grouped into five: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Every Saturday, all 5 groups were joined together and performed spectacular, well-rehearsed production numbers. The show also catapulted different dance group to popularity, The Manoeuvres, Streetboys, Abztract Dancers, Kids at Work, UMD all became the Philippines' premiere dance group because of the show.

In 1992, the show also won as Best Variety Show on PMPC Star Awards For TV (as "Saturday Entertainment"). The show's main host, German Moreno, dedicated the award to the (then and now) hardworking young hosts and staff of the show who dedicated their time to the show for the past four years.

On May 3, 1996, the show went off the air at the height of its popularity. The last episode of "That's Entertainment" was shown on Saturday primetime (9:00 pm) with former members reunited in a TV special entitled "That's The Reunion". The said TV special earned an award for Best Musical Special during the 1996 Star Awards.

CastEdit

According to day groups:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  • Dennis Gubatanga
  • Aileen Teng
  • Prince Aris Grant Adina
  • Burton Reyes Sabile
  • Ramon Christopher
  • Oliver Reyes
  • Mutya Crisostomo
  • Richard Baysa Torres
  • Tristan de Leon
  • Francis Magalona
  • Lotlot de Leon
  • Chester Santiago
  • Rufa Caringal Ajel
  • Tootsie Guevara
  • Ruffa Gutierrez
  • Aiko Melendez
  • Carmina Villarroel
  • Aljon Jimenez
  • Renzon Viray
  • Isko Moreno
  • Alaric Nuevo
  • Rufa Mae Quinto
  • Krizzia Juliano Dela Peña
  • Con Bordeos
  • Simon Serrano
  • Ana Abiera
  • Emilio Garcia
  • Beverly Roxanne Butolan
  • Almira Muhlach
  • Gino Padilla
  • Simon Serrano
  • Mart Astorga (co-host of Ike Lozada)
  • Bunny Paras
  • Rico Bravo
  • Arcarlo dela Cruz
  • Manolet Ripol
  • Tristan Tayle
  • Joed Serrano
  • Beth Tamayo
  • Ian Veneracion
  • Marilyn Villamayor
  • Mark Anthony "JUN JUN" Austria[1]
  • Ronnel Wolfe
  • Dan Yñiguez
  • Mark Yniguez
  • Assunta De Rossi
  • Klarence Chan
  • Gary Israel
  • Jason Roxas
  • Ruben Tanjuakio
  • Ryan Murakami
  • Chad Callender
  • Keno
  • Stephanie Malik
  • Sarah Javier
  • Sunshine Escano
  • Anne Christine Beltran
  • Richard Ramos
  • Klark Chan
  • BJ Tolentino
  • Izadora Calzado
  • Julius Pulombarit
  • Jim Adrian Pizarras
  • Kenji
  • Lilet
  • Emmanuel Lichauco
  • Catherine Dala
  • Jojo Abellana
  • Randell Gayoso
  • Gerald Go
  • Ramon Patrick Aquino
  • Raquel "Kel" Geronimo
  • Rachel Alejandro
  • Jojo Alejar
  • Miggy Alviar
  • Sharmaine Arnaiz
  • JM 'Girlscout' Capistrano
  • Mike Castillo
  • Oliver Creencia
  • Karissa Marasigan
  • Sheryl Cruz
  • Sunshine Cruz
  • Jonathan Darca
  • Tristan Delarmente
  • Chuckie Dreyfus
  • Deejay Durano
  • Karla Estrada
  • Cecile Galvez
  • Bien Garcia
  • Marco Polo Garcia†
  • Ritchie Paul Gutierrez
  • Precious Hipolito
  • Alexander Ostos Jr.
  • Jun 'Idiots' Ortega
  • Francis Serrano
  • Kenneth Peralta
  • Mike Luis
  • Jennifer Mendoza
  • Jovit Moya
  • Joey Palomar
  • Ricky Rivero
  • Romnick Sarmienta
  • Emerald Ava Upao
  • Marck Tejada
  • Giselle Toengi
  • Michael Brian
  • Matt Quillosa
  • Tonton Perez
  • Randell Gayoso
  • Fernando Aranzanso
  • Kennedy Aguilar
  • Louie Landicho
  • Dianne Enrile
  • Queenie Capulong
  • Migs Kare
  • Erickson Reyes
  • Julito Mangao Jr.
  • Carlo Camus
  • Piolo Pascual
  • Jose Benson Fernandez
  • Kristine Zablan
  • Zusmita Sarail
  • Jimi Figueroa
  • Ferdinand De Jesus
  • Carlo Beley
  • Clarissa Sugabo
  • Noriel Lalata
  • Jones Ricalde
  • Jonathan (Athan) Ancheta
  • Maidu Morato
  • Aileen Pearl Angeles
  • Janet Arnaiz
  • Abigail Basilio
  • Cliff Cortazar
  • Jaypee de Guzman
  • Fredmore delos Santos
  • Sunshine Dizon
  • Michelle Ejercito
  • Shirley Fuentes
  • Tina Godinez
  • Ann Kimper
  • Noel Jandusay
  • Ronald Ledesma
  • Yam Ledesma
  • Kier Legaspi
  • Nikki Martel
  • Jenny Anne Mendoza
  • Glydel Mercado
  • John Nite
  • Robert Ortega
  • John Alba
  • Kristina Paner
  • Bernadette Joy Reyes
  • Babyshake Rico
  • Rusty Ramirez
  • Melanie Ramos
  • Katrina Joy Rosario
  • Donita Rose
  • Filio Salazar
  • Nicole Samonte
  • Jeffrey Suarez
  • Romano Vasquez
  • Myra Peralta
  • Archie Takei
  • Cris Villanueva
  • Ross Marlowe Magtibay
  • Joseph Ryan Coronel
  • Marillon Requerme
  • Michael Villanueva
  • Mikee Villanueva
  • Kennedy "Ken" Aguilar (child star- batchmate of Billy Joe Crawford)
  • Yoel Uy
  • Klarence Chan Jr
  • Ibarra Bok Arcilla
  • Michael Dax Labiano
  • Arnie Romnick Baluyot
  • Jay Flora
  • Gil Martinez

In alphabetical order:

SegmentsEdit

  • Rednex Dance Contest
  • That's Acting
  • That's Star Quiz
  • That's Stunting
  • That's News
  • That's Showbiz
  • That's Sports
  • That's Punk Rock!
  • Workshop on the Air

AccoladesEdit

  • Winner, Best TV Special (That's....The Reunion TV Special) - 10th PMPC Star Awards for TV 1996
  • Winner, Best Variety Show (Saturday Entertainment) - 6th PMPC Star Awards for TV 1992

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