Television has been a part of Filipino’s everyday lives. We are considered as the people who watches TV the most. As a matter of fact, watching television has been a rather huge part of our lives, that almost all of us own a television set regardless of financial status.
It has been part of our entire family’s nightly routine, wherein families would dine together and watch their favorite primetime shows in the living room. Because of this, major television networks always strive to provide the audiences something that they would look forward to when it comes to these shows.
Probably one of the most popular shows in primetime nowadays is the remake of King of Philippine Cinema, Fernando Poe Junior’s Ang Probinsyano where in his widowed wife Susan Roces stars alongside high-caliber actors like Coco Martin, Angel Aquino, Roel Santiago, and a lot more.
The show has been rather talked about because of the length it has had on the primetime schedule. While most teleseryes last less than a year nowadays, FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano has been airing since 2015, it is still soaring in terms of ratings. But before this much talked teleserye, a lot of other primetime and afternoon series have made a mark on ABS-CBN’s history.
Here are some of the Kapamilya Network’s longest running teleseryes:
1.Mula Sa Puso
Who can ever forget Via and Gabriel as they were played with then real-life couple Claudine and Rico Yan? With its dramatic take on a love story complemented by one of the country’s best portrayal of a villain courtesy of Princess Punzalan, this show ran for 2 years and 1 month.
An acronym from the names Marie, Rina, and Ella, this show was starred by the best and the brightest child stars during this time. Top-billed by Camille Prats, Shaina Magdayao, and Serena Dalrymple, this show went on for 2 years and 3 months.
3.Be Careful With My Heart
The story of Sir Chief and Maya has been a rather game changing show for Philippine television. Apart from being the first teleserye to be shown in HD, this has also sparked up hopes among house helpers in the country. With its fell good and “kilig” scenes, it’s not a surprise that this show aired for 2 years and 4 months.
Soap Opera Queen Judy Ann Santos’ first solo teleserye is one of ABS-CBN’s longest running shows. Said to be the peak of the Wowie de Guzman and Judy Ann Santos love team, this show ran for 2 years and 5 months.
Finally, the record holder for the longest running show, not only in ABS-CBN but in the country, is Mara Clara. With a total of 4 and a half years of airing, this is definitely one memorable and remarkable series wherein Judy Ann and Gladys Reyes shone as brilliant actresses in their respective roles.