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 and worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV on June 10, 2014. 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|
|Opening theme||"Ibibigay Ko ang Lahat" by Maricris Garcia|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||418|
|Executive producer(s)||Winnie Hollis-Reyes|
|Production location(s)||Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Camera setup||Multiple-camera setup|
|Running time||25-35 minutes|
|Production company(s)||GMA Entertainment TV|
|Original network||GMA Network|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||June 9, 2014 –|
January 15, 2016
Cast and charactersEdit
- Lead cast
- Supporting cast
- Derrick Monasterio as Sebastian "Baste" Castillo-Torres
- Andre Paras as Bradley Castillo
- 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
- Extended cast
- Cherie Gil as Magnolia McBride
- Ruru Madrid as Joaquin Castillo
- Mel Martinez as Venus Mercado
- 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
- Carmen Soriano as Lupita Valdicañas
- Gloria Romero as Elizabeth McBride
- Eddie Garcia as Eduardo Guevarra-McBride
- Gwen Zamora as Abigail McBride
- JC Tiuseco as Carl Valdicañas
- Aljur Abrenica as Malcolm Angeles
- Carlo Gonzales as Paulo Zulueta
- Pinky Marquez as Cleo Castillo
- Edwin Reyes as Rafael
- Benjie Paras as Peter
- Gardo Versoza as Santi Abbarientos
- Elle Ramirez as Ericka Abbarientos
- Eula Valdez as Ysabel Zuñiga-Valdicañas
- Chanda Romero as Cielo
- Juancho Trivino as Charles
- Winwyn Marquez as Vanessa Rodriguez
On June 9, 2015 marked the first anniversary of the series.
During a press visit to the series' set located in Commonwealth, Quezon City, Director Mark Reyes announced that the show is once again 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.
|2014||PMPC Star Awards for TV 2014||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|
|PMPC Star Awards for TV 2015||Best Daytime Drama Series||The Half Sisters||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Jean Garcia||Nominated|
|2016||2016 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Most Promising Love Team on TV||Andre Paras & Barbie Forteza||Won|
|Most Popular Daytime Drama||The Half Sisters||Won|
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- "Bakbakang Eula Valdez at Jean Garcia, abangan sa 'The Half Sisters' | GMANetwork.com - Entertainment - Home of Kapuso shows and stars - Articles". Retrieved October 16, 2015.
- "The Half-Sisters Joins the 'One-Year Serye' Club". Retrieved October 16, 2015.
- Anarcon, James Patrick. "Barbie Thea Starrer, The Half Sisters, Extended Until Jan 2016". Archived from the original on October 21, 2015. Retrieved October 21, 2015.
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