Coney Reyes on Camera

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Coney Reyes on Camera
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Format Drama, Anthology
Created by CAN Television and Productions and TAPE Inc.
Directed by Mario O'Hara, Argel Joseph, etc.
Starring Coney Reyes
Country of origin Philippines
No. of episodes n/a
Production
Executive producer(s) Ellen Rodriguez
Producer(s) Constancia Angeline Nubla
Running time 2 hours (1989–1996)
1 hour and 30 minutes (1984–1989; 1996–1999)
Broadcast
Original channel RPN:
(May 19, 1984 – February 11, 1989)
ABS-CBN:
(February 18, 1989 – February 27, 1999)
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run May 19, 1984 (1984-05-19) – February 27, 1999 (1999-02-27)

Coney Reyes on Camera was a weekly drama anthology that aired from 1984 to 1999 in 2 networks (ABS-CBN and RPN-9) and became the longest running drama anthology in Philippine TV history until ABS-CBN's Maalaala Mo Kaya broke the record in 2011. Coney was the host, lead star, and producer.

Overview[edit]

The drama anthology stars Coney Reyes herself. Aside from her, her alternates to play protagonist/central role for some episodes are Jacklyn Jose and Gina Alajar (two of the most respectable award winning actresses). In her program's episodes, Coney has been working with major celebrities such as Vic Sotto, Vilma Santos, Helen Vela, Aiza Seguerra, German Moreno, Aga Muhlach and Judy Ann Santos, among others. Kris Aquino (daughter of former President the late Corazon C. Aquino), and Michelle van Eimeren (Miss Australia Universe 1994), also appeared on the show in separate episodes. One of the most unforgettable episodes was the reunion episode with Vilma Santos and Tina Revilla Valencia in 1994 as a special tribute to the late Helen Vela.

The roots of Coney's drama anthology was Coney Reyes-Mumar Drama Studio, produced by Eddie Ilarde's Program Philippines and aired every Saturday on GMA after the hit noontime variety show Student Canteen (also produced by Program Philippines), where Coney was a co-host. However, in 1982, Coney moved to Student Canteen's rival show Eat Bulaga, then airing on RPN. Drama Studio continued with former beauty queen Chat Silayan (deceased) as its main star. Silayan, along with Chiqui Hollmann, also replaced Coney on Canteen.

In 1984, Coney was given a new drama anthology on RPN-9, originally entitled Coney Reyes-Mumar On The Set. It aired right after Eat Bulaga on Saturdays, and was first produced by BSH Productions. She later took over production of the show when she put up CAN Television ("CAN" was derived from Coney's real name, Constancia Angeline Nubla, under which she was credited as the show's producer). It was then retitled Coney Reyes On Camera (with the last name "Mumar" dropped after her estrangement with then-husband Larry Mumar).

After the sequestration of RPN-9 (which would later become Solar News Channel), the show, along with Eat Bulaga and Agila (both produced by TAPE), moved to ABS-CBN in 1989 and moved to GMA Network in 1995. Coney began to fully produce the show and despite the exit of Eat Bulaga in 1995 to GMA 7, the show remained on ABS-CBN.

The show aired its final episode on February 27, 1999. It was reaired on ZOE Broadcasting Network Channel 11 (now GMA News TV) from 2002 to 2003.

Trivia[edit]

  • The show's theme is "It's My Turn," performed by Diana Ross.
  • In its latter years, the show ended with a Biblical quotation of relevance to the episode.
  • In the show's latter years, Coney stopped acting in the show and only did the opening and closing segments.
  • The show won the "Best Drama Anthology" award from the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Television three times.
  • The show had competition with Lovingly Yours, Helen of GMA Network.

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