Magandang Gabi Bayan

One of the pioneers of the popular news feature format, nailing down the formula of latching on to the general public's interests and taste.

TV Patrol

Before TV Patrol, TV news was done in English, which gave a bit of a middle-class snootiness. TV Patrol gave the news to the masses.

Hoy Gising!

This public service program's goal was to get results. The Tulfos must have taken notes when this show was on top of its game.

Knowledge Power

The classic trivia show hosted by Ka Ernie Baron, TV Patrol's popular weatherman. Again, taking knowledge to the masses, way before the Internet.


Youth-oriented shows have always been a winning formula for ABS-CBN, which they used as a launch pad for what eventually became their biggest talents.

Abangan ang Susunod na Kabanata

After Edsa 1986, media wanted to test the waters of  free speech. Abangan chose to use satire to see what was possible. What made it successful was that it was funny and entertaining first, with or without the political commentary.

Ang TV

How many of the kids of Ang TV eventually became the biggest stars in Pinoy showbiz? A lot!

Palibhasa Lalake

The quintessential guy sitcom that was staple TV back in the day in the same way the boys obsessed with the PBA. We remember Richard Gomez, Joey Marquez and the rest of the boys, but it's Carmina Villaroel as a young teener that is seared in our minds for life!

Home Along Da Riles

After John En Marsha, The King of Comedy Dolphy re-entered Pinoy homes nationwide with Home Along Da Riles. A show about family and friends, it was a capsule observation of all our lives.

Oka Tokat

Another one of ABS-CBN's platform for its young talents. We remember it fondly for the theme song by Parokya Ni Edgar. 

Game KNB

Edu Manzano killed it in this game show that for a time he became a household name. The show is probably what gave him the confidence to run for public office.


We don't see a lot of children's shows like these TV anymore.

Pilipinas Deal or No Deal

Game shows that are a make or break and offers millions in prizes are always a sure hit.

Tabing Ilog

Awww...this show just melts our heart. Gen Y, this was how young people fell in love when you were born. We hear it's going to be turned into a musical soon. 

Pinoy Big Brother

It's a global franchise, but ABS-CBN was successful in putting in a distinct Pinoy flavor that turned it into a national obsession. 

Pinoy Dream Academy

A reality show that launched the careers of many of the current names in the Pinoy music scene.

Star Circle Quest

ABS-CBN became known for star-building and this show was the premiere launch pad.