|Starring||See cast list|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||n/a (airs daily)|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original run||October 19, 1992– January 3, 1997|
Ang TV (English: The TV) is a youth-oriented variety show in the Philippines. The show's format was inspired by its predecessor "Kaluskos Musmos", (a popular Philippine kiddie gag show in the '70s and its foreign counterpart "The Mickey Mouse Club"). Prior to 1992, Johnny Manahan, a Filipino director, enlisted a group of kids & pre-teens to create the first ever youth-oriented variety show in the Philippines.
Many of the Philippines' current artists are from "Ang TV". Active Filipino artists from "Ang TV" include Claudine Barretto, Angelu de Leon, Gio Alvarez, Jolina Magdangal, Rica Peralejo, John Prats, Camille Prats, Paolo Contis, Kaye Abad, Angelica Panganiban and Patrick Garcia.
First season (1992-1993)
Second season (1993-1995)
Third season (1995-1996)
- Winnie Cordero
- Joji Isla
- Giselle Sanchez
- Joy Viado
- Ian Oliver Tolentino
Ang TV (reformatted)
After running on-air for two years, Ang TV came back with a new theme song and a new logo, and the network added more talents to the show's list of bright stars.
Ang TV 2
After a couple more years the Ang TV "fever" continued, with many youngsters still auditioning to be a part of the show.
Ang TV's famous catchphrase was "Nge!" after a joke.
Other ABS-CBN shows have picked up on this catch-phrase as well (examples: Joey Marquez and Richard Gomez from "Palibhasa Lalake;" The Gwapings: Jomari Yllana, Mark Anthony Fernandez, and Erik Fructuoso; and Jennifer Sevilla, Nannette Inventor, Carmina Villaroel, Nova Villa and Sammy Lagmay from "Abangan ang Susunod na Kabanata"). Ang TV's theme was "Do Wah Diddy Diddy," which later was incorporated into the show's theme song.
A lot has changed during this era. Most of them are non showbiz personnel already. Some say that other Ang TV casts have started their career in the states. Some Ang TV talents were seen in a call center located in Ortigas and Libis. And some just enjoying their blessings while living a normal life. Yet then again these superstars changed the future of television making their show Legendary.
In homage to Ang TV, Bodie Cruz, as a cast member of the reality show Pinoy Big Brother (Season 2), had to complete a task of beginning each of his sentences with "Esmyuskee," and then ending them with "Nge!" Big Brother also featured some footage of Bodie's stint as an "Ang TV" kid.
"Ang TV, The Album" was released in 1994 through Ivory Music & Video (formerly Ivory Records). "Ang TV: The Homecoming" followed with a release date in 1996 via Star Records. Due to its popularity in 1996, the franchise released a movie, Ang TV Movie: The Adarna Adventure, via Star Cinema.
"Ang TV" was re-aired again now on Jeepney TV in 2012 due to its popularity and loyalty of TV viewers.
The tag, 'Yun oh! and Oyoyoyoyoyyyy! has been made known by the trio Dante Salem, July Camacho and Pen Ang.
More recently, the Esmyuskee skit appeared in ABS-CBN's 2013 summer station ID, with former Ang TV mainstay Angelica Panganiban and the Goin Bulilit kids reciting the skit.