KIDS AND TEENS will turn their boring faces of summer TV viewing upside down, as Secarats Talent Management Services (STMS) will premiere the pilot episode of “The Sunday Afternoon Show” (TSAS) on PTV this Sunday, April 19.
The show will have four segments: singing original and famous songs, dancing to popular hits, acting on a gag sketch and interviewing in depth of people behind the music industry. The ensemble behind this new program ranges from 4 to 18 years old.
This “rated G” musical variety show will be sandwiched in between two major variety shows that are suited for young adults (ages 18-35), ASAP 20 and Sunday All Stars, in their respective opening times.
However, the new weekly variety show has one disadvantage: it will last half an hour — not very feasible for such genre but practical for this small producer-player venture.
Critics, even harshest ones, would see not the vagueness of the title of the show but its immediate fate. Like the predecessor Sunday entertainment program on Channel 4, Show Up: Ang Bagong Game Show ng Bayan, they could expect the new show to be short-lived — both in financial and in operational outlook.
Die-hard fans of the Big Two (or network fantards) will snub to the “underdog” competitor with their “da who” mentality and describe the show with derogatory analogy such as a “somewhat low-budget version of Goin’ Bulilit” or the 1990’s “Ang TV.”
The Sunday Afternoon Show (TSAS) airs every Sunday at 1:00 p.m. on PTV 4.
[Photo courtesy of TSAS Facebook Page / Secarats Talent Management Services / People’s Television]