ASAP (variety show)

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ASAP 19
ASAP 19 Logo.jpg
Format Musical, Variety Show
Created by ABS-CBN Corporation
Written by Rich Garcia
Jomar Baptista
Corrs Ebora
Greta Bayani
Nico Yparraguirre
Kim Poliquit
Gianne De Peralta
Patch Buenaventura
Directed by Johnny Manahan
Starring Gary Valenciano
Zsa Zsa Padilla
Martin Nievera
Vina Morales
and performers
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of episodes 1,004 (as of May 4, 2014)
Production
Executive producer(s) Marvi Gelito
Apple Salas
Location(s) Quezon City, Metro Manila
Running time 3 hours (including commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel ABS-CBN
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run February 5, 1995 – present
Chronology
Preceded by Sa Linggo nAPO Sila
(January 28, 1990- January 29, 1995)

ASAP 19 (All-Star Sunday Afternoon Party) is broadcast by ABS-CBN in the Philippines. The show is presented by its main hosts Zsa Zsa Padilla, Vina Morales, Gary Valenciano and Martin Nievera. The show aired its pilot episode on February 5, 1995, and airs live Sundays. The show also broadcasts worldwide through ABS-CBN's The Filipino Channel.

History[edit]

The set of ASAP incorporating multiple LED displays.

When "Sa Linggo nAPO Sila" became "'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila" to replace Eat Bulaga which left ABS-CBN to transfer to GMA Network, ASAP was conceptualized and launched in 1995 as a "concert party" on Sundays. Then, Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez, along with Ariel Rivera and Dayanara Torres, were tapped as main hosts for the show. The cast of "Pare Ko" (Claudine Barretto, Victor Neri, etc.) became co-hosts for the show to attract the younger viewers. When Dayanarra Torres left the country, Charlene Gonzales took her place. Channel V’s Joey Mead also joined the show for a while. By 1998, regular guest Zsa Zsa Padilla became a regular host the following year. After Martin Nievera left, Richard Gomez took his place. In March 1999, Onemig Bondoc joined the group.

The show originally had their own theme song, set. Initial broadcast commenced on February 1995 at the Delta Theatre in Quezon Avenue. In January 1997, they transferred to their own studio at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center Studio 3 in Eugenio Lopez Drive in Quezon City. It was a few years later when they moved to Studio 10.

In 2003, the show was reformatted as ASAP Mania, after which some of its original hosts went to the show SOP Rules. In 2005 the format changed to ASAP '05 later Toni Gonzaga joined ASAP. In 2008, Lani Misalucha and Billy Joe Crawford joined ASAP. Ex-SOP performer Karylle, Zsa Zsa Padilla's daughter, also joined ASAP.[1]

On January 8, 2010, the show was relaunched as ASAP XV to mark its 15th anniversary. In the show's special anniversary on February 7, 2010, a new set was introduced. After the year numbers in the show title wasn't adapted in 2010, a new show named ASAP Rocks launched January 2, 2011. On April 3, 2011, a new set was introduced. On January 1, 2012, the show was launched as ASAP 2012.

On January 6, 2013, the show was renamed ASAP 18 to commemorate the show's 18th anniversary. On January 5, 2014, the show was renamed ASAP 19 to commemorate the show's 19th anniversary.

The show was also known for being the venue show for of the premiere of ABS-CBN summer station IDs, with notable examples being Summer Ang Simula in 2010, Bida Best Sa Tag-Araw in 2011, Pinoy Summer, Da Best Forever in 2012, Kwento Ng Summer Natin in 2013, and more recently, Masayang Muli Ang Kwento Ng Summer in 2014.

Cast[edit]