That's Entertainment (TV series)

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That's Entertainment
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That's Entertainment Title Card
Created by GMA Network
Developed by GMA Productions Inc.
Directed by Bud Daliwan
Starring German Moreno
Ike Lozada
and others
Country of origin Philippines
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Production
Executive producer(s) Lenny C. Parto
Running time 1 hour
Broadcast
Original channel GMA Network
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run January 6, 1986 (1986-01-06) – March 23, 1996 (1996-03-23)

That's Entertainment is a defunct Filipino youth-oriented talent and variety show aired by GMA Network.

History[edit]

The show was launched on January 6, 1986 by GMA Network and gained popularity almost overnight among young audiences who were on the lookout for idols of their own. Hosted by German Moreno together with Ike Lozada. "That's" first aired from the old GMA building in EDSA and soon moved in to the GMA Broadway Centrum in 1987 to accommodate more fans.

The show ushered in new stars (see That's Entertainment members) and would signify the changing of the guards in local show business. Some are deceased or inactive in showbiz and now in politics. The kids are grouped into five: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Every Saturday, all 5 groups were joined together and performed spectacular, well-rehearsed production numbers. The Show also catapulted different dance group to popularity, The Manoeuvres, Streetboys, Abztract Dancers, Kids at Work, UMD all became the Philippines' premiere dance group because of the show.

In March 1996, the show went off the air at the height of its popularity. The last episode of "That's Entertainment" was shown on Saturday primetime (9:00 pm) with former members reunited in a TV special entitled "That's The Reunion". The said TV special earned an award for Best Musical Special during the 1996 Star Awards.

That's Entertainment members[edit]

According to day groups:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  • Jones Ricalde
  • Jonathan (Athan) Ancheta
  • Maidu Morato
  • Aileen Pearl Angeles
  • Janet Arnaiz
  • Cliff Cortazar
  • Jaypee de Guzman
  • Fredmore delos Santos
  • Sunshine Dizon
  • Michelle Ejercito
  • Shirley Fuentes
  • Tina Godinez
  • Ann Kimper
  • Noel Jandusay
  • Ronald Ledesma
  • Yam Ledesma
  • Lilet
  • Kier Legaspi
  • Nikki Martel
  • Jenny Anne Mendoza
  • Glydel Mercado
  • John Nite
  • Robert Ortega
  • John Alba
  • Kristina Paner
  • Bernadette Joy Reyes
  • Babyshake Rico
  • Rusty Ramirez
  • Melanie Ramos
  • Katrina Joy Rosario
  • Donita Rose
  • Filio Salazar
  • Nicole Samonte
  • Romano Vasquez
  • Cris Villanueva
  • Ross Marlowe Magtibay
  • Joseph Ryan Coronel
  • Michael Villanueva
  • Mikee Villanueva
  • Kennedy "Ken" Aguilar (child star- batchmate of Billy Joe Crawford)

In alphabetical order:

Studios[edit]

Segments[edit]

  • Rednex Dance Contest
  • That's Acting
  • That's Stunting
  • That's News
  • That's Punk Rock!
  • Workshop On The Air

Awards[edit]

  • Winner, Best TV Special (That's....The Reunion TV Special) - 10th PMPC Star Awards for TV 1996
  • Winner, Best Variety Show (Saturday Entertainment) - PMPC Star Awards for TV 1992
  • Winner, Best Variety Show (That's Entertainment) - PMPC Star Awards for TV 1994

See also[edit]

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