The Half Sisters
The Half Sisters is a 2014 Philippine television drama romance series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Mark A. Reyes, it stars Barbie Forteza and Thea Tolentino in the title roles. It premiered on June 9, 2014 replacing Villa Quintana on the network's Afternoon Prime line up. The series concluded on January 15, 2016 with a total of 418 episodes. It was replaced by Wish I May in its timeslot.
|The Half Sisters|
|Created by||Dode Cruz|
|Developed by||Luningning Ribay|
|Creative director(s)||Jun Lana|
|Opening theme||"Ibibigay Ko ang Lahat" by Maricris Garcia|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||418 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Winnie Hollis-Reyes|
|Production location(s)||Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Camera setup||Multiple-camera setup|
|Running time||18–30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||GMA Entertainment TV|
|Original network||GMA Network|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||June 9, 2014 –|
January 15, 2016
Cast and charactersEdit
- Lead cast
- Supporting cast
- Jean Garcia as Karina "Rina" Mercado-Alcantara / Valdicañas / Alexa Robbins
- Jomari Yllana as Benjamin "Benjie" Valdicañas / Tonyo / Noli delos Santos
- Ryan Eigenmann as Alfred Alcantara / Damon Sarmiento
- Andre Paras as Bradley Castillo
- Derrick Monasterio as Sebastian "Baste" Castillo-Torres
- Carmen Soriano as Lupita Valdicañas
- Pinky Marquez as Cleo Castillo
- JC Tiuseco as Carl Valdicañas
- Mel Martinez as Venus Mercado
- Carlo Gonzales as Paulo Zulueta
- Recurring cast
- Cherie Gil as Magnolia McBride
- Ruru Madrid as Joaquin Castillo
- Vaness del Moral as Jackie Perez-Alcantara / Estrella Liwanag
- Pancho Magno as Juancho Rodriguez
- Jak Roberto as Ambo
- Sanya Lopez as Lorna
- Buboy Villar as Marlon
- Gloria Romero as Elizabeth McBride
- Eddie Garcia as Eduardo Guevarra-McBride
- Gwen Zamora as Abigail McBride
- Aljur Abrenica as Malcolm Angeles
- Edwin Reyes as Rafael Castillo
- Benjie Paras as Peter
- Gardo Versoza as Santi Abbarientos
- Elle Ramirez as Ericka Abbarientos
- Eula Valdez as Ysabel Zuñiga-Valdicañas
- Shyr Valdez as Cynthia
- Chanda Romero as Cielo
- Juancho Trivino as Charles
- Winwyn Marquez as Vanessa Rodriguez
During a press visit to the series' set located in Commonwealth, Quezon City, the show was extended until January 15, 2016. He also shared that the show's final chapter will now focus on an edgier plot and might not have another special guest since they want to focus on their lead stars.
According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of The Half Sisters earned an 11.5% rating. While the final episode scored a 23.2% rating. The series had its highest rating on November 28, 2014 with a 25.6% rating.
|2014||28th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Daytime Drama Series||The Half Sisters||Nominated|||
|Best New Male TV Personality||Andre Paras||Nominated|
|2015||ENPRESS Golden Screen Television Awards||Outstanding Breakthrough Performance by an Actor||Won|||
|29th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Daytime Drama Series||The Half Sisters||Won|||
|Best Supporting Actress||Jean Garcia||Nominated|
|2016||2016 Box Office Entertainment Awards||Most Popular Daytime Drama||The Half Sisters||Won|||
|Most Promising Love Team on TV||Andre Paras, Barbie Forteza||Won|
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