GMA Network Introduces New Teen Idols in Youth Oriented Program “TEEN GEN”


After several months of its intensive search for the next batch of TV sensations, GMA Network finally comes up with the coveted list of promising faces that will banner the upcoming youth-oriented series,TEEN GEN.

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Fresh from winning in Protégé, Jeric Gonzales and Thea Tolentino land their first project in the Kapuso Station as they lead the promising cast of Teen Gen. They will portray the roles of Tiago and Angge in the series, respectively.

On being part of the much anticipated project, Jeric shares “Ito na ang umpisa ng aking mga pangarap kaya excited ako sa project na ito. Nakaka-pressure kaya kailangan naming galingan at patunayan na karapat-dapat kami for the show”

Meanwhile, Thea expresses her gratitude as she embarks on her first project. “Sobrang happy ko po. God has been so good to me and I will give all my best sa Teen Gen.”

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Also, TEEN GEN brings back the kilig tandem of Bobby Andrews and Angelu de Leon as they once again breathe to life to the characters from the phenomenal T.G.I.S series Wacks and Peachy.

Completing the cast of TEEN GEN are – Juancho Trivino as Lucho, Dianne Hernandez as Lyca, Abel Estanislao as JV, Gianna Revilla as Madison, Seth Isay as Itos, Sunyee Maluche as Drew, Gab de Leon as Jeff and Arkin Magalona as Mackenzie.

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TEEN GEN is under the helm of film and TV director Mark Reyes, the man behind the very successful youth series in the 90’s produced by GMA and Viva, T.G.I.S., together with Kit Villanueva – Langit as creative consultant/headwriter.

Direk Mark looks back to the happy memories of creating the unparalleled youth program which also launched the careers of today’s respected actors in the industry.

As he puts it, “18 years ago, I was given the opportunity to create a youth oriented show for a Saturday afternoon which had a non-existent audience market. With the courage of ignorance, we broke the norms of Philippine TV by doing a light drama-comedy, which was unheard of in the traditional soap dominated 1990’s. We got an inspiration from the fast rising MTV channel in terms of visual treatment and fashion styles. Our 1st season was shaky. T.G.I.S. was branded too “bourgeois” or too upper class for the masa market. But come the 2nd season, it skyrocketed to the TV phenomenon that it was, prompting the rival network to copy our format after a year. Now, with much excitement and bravado from experience, the original director and writer bring back T.G.I.S as TEEN GEN. Expect a new generation of young stars and T.G.I.S. alumni Bobby and Angelu to bring back youthful family entertainment for both young and not so young who are now parents to teenagers.”

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Witness the highs and lows of teenage life as TEEN GEN premieres on December 16 after Party Pilipinas on GMA.

 

Teen Gen Cast Pressured On Working With Original TGIS Loveteam!


Aminado ang cast ng bagong youth-oriented show na Teen Gen na pressured silang pagbutihan ang pag-arte dahil magiging mga magulang ng ilan sa kanila ang sikat na TGIS loveteam na sina Angelu de Leon at Bobby Andrews. Sa ginanap na pocket interview noong November 21, isa-isang ipinahayag ng Teen Gen barkada sa GMANetwork.com ang kanilang nararamdaman sa pagsabak sa kauna-unahang show nila sa Kapuso network.

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“Nakakakaba, and ‘yung pressure talaga [malaki] kasi nga lahat sinasabi na ‘yungTGIS before sobrang big big show siya. For me nakaka-pressure siya but then thankful ako dahil nakuha ko yung role and nakaka-overwhelm [talaga],” says Dianne, who will play Angelu’s daughter Lyca.

Si Gianna Revilla naman, kahit hindi pa pinapanganak noong kasagsagan ng TGIS, ay aware kung gaano ito kasikat. “I wasn’t born yet so we were told na lang about it. Pero sa sinabi po ni Direk [Mark], super kinabahan [ako] pero sana po kayanin [namin].”
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Sumang-ayon naman dito si Sunyee Maluche. “Sabi nga nila super laki nga daw nung TGIS. Parang nape-pressure kami na galingan talaga namin para sumikat ulit, marevive ung TGIS.”

Ang parents naman ni Seth Isay ang naging source of information niya about TGIS. “Tinanong ko yung mga magulang ko [at ang] sabi nila ‘yun daw ang pinapanood nila tsaka one of the best youth-oriented shows ['yun] nung time nila. Then ito po nag-conference kami at kinuwento sa amin ni Direk ‘yung background ng TGIS dati.”

Dagdag pa niya, “Siyempre po, sobrang pressure ‘yun for us, especially mga baguhan lang po kami sa industry unlike sila Tito Bobby at Tita Angelu. Sobrang dami nilang experience. Siguro [dapat] nakapaghanda din po kami para masabayan yung ine-expect nila sa amin ‘tsaka malabas yung fullest namin.”

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Tulad ni Seth, sariling magulang din ang pinagtanungan ni Abel Estanislao. “Noong nalaman ko na TGIS pala ung pinag-auditionan namin, sinabi ko sa parents ko. Nagulat sila dahil sobrang laking show pala dati nun. Tapos ako, parang wala akong kaalam-alam na malaking show pala yung pinasok ko.”

Heartthrob-in-the-making Juancho Triviño believes sa sinabi sa kanila ni Direk Mark na mababawasan ang pressure kapag naging close na silang magkakasama sa show. “Sobrang bigat na pressure nung first time ko marinig ‘yun, pero katulad ng sinabi ni Direk Mark na maging close lang kami nung cast, magiging much easier ‘yung task namin. True enough naman nangyari ‘yun, nung naging close kami, ‘yung pressure unti-unting nawala at feeling ko, kapag nag-tape na kami every Sunday parang wala, parang barkada lang talaga.”

Isa naman si Gab de Leon sa mga nakaabot sa dating hit show. “May isang beses lang [akong nakapanood] pero naalala ko ng kaunti dati yung show, lalo na si Angelu de Leon at si Bobby Andrews so I know na very popular yung show.”

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Unlike his co-stars, hindi niya daw iniisip ang pressure. “No pressure naman kasi if you put pressure in yourself parang maiilang ka, parang mahi-hinder mo ‘yung sarili mo. So I’m just here to do my job and have fun.”

Magkaiba naman ang nararamdaman ng Protégé winners na sina Jeric Gonzales and Thea Tolentino. “Bigla ako na-pressure sa amin ni Thea kasi kami ‘yung winner ng Protégé. Malaki ‘yung expectation ni Direk at saka ng mga tao na maganda yung ipapakita namin dito tapos [dito] i-aapply namin lahat ng natutunan namin sa Protege,” says Jeric.

“Hindi na lang po namin iniisip ‘yung pressure kasi pag mas inisip namin, hindi namin magagawa ng ayos ung role namin. I-eenjoy na lang namin, ipapalabas talaga namin yung talagang totoo para maging maganda yung kalabasan sa screen,” Thea shares.

Abangan sina Jeric Gonzales, Thea Tolentino, Juancho Triviño, Dianne Hernandez, Gianna Revilla, Sunyee Maluche, Seth Isay, Abel Estanislao, and Gab de Leon sa upcoming youth-oriented show na Teen Gen, simula December 16 na, after Party Pilipinas.

Source: http://www.gmanetwork.com/entertainment/gma/articles/2012-11-29/8218/Teen-Gen-cast-pressure-ba-dahil-kasama-sina-Angelu-at-Bobby