1996 in Philippine television

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List of years in Philippine television

The following is a list of events affecting Philippine television in 1996. Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel launches, closures and rebrandings, as well as information about controversies and carriage disputes.


Premieres[edit]

Date Show
February 12 TV Patrol Socsksargen on ABS-CBN TV-3 General Santos
March 11 Mga Himala at Gintong Aral ng El Shaddai on IBC 13
March 12 The Neverending Story on RPN 9
March 13 Friends on ABC 5
Extreme on ABC 5
Something Wilder on ABC 5
March 21 SeaQuest 2032 on RPN 9
Chicago Hope on RPN 9
April 8 Lyra on GMA
April 15 Tierra Sangre on PTV-4
Mukha ng Buhay on PTV-4
Kris on PTV-4
April 27 Creepy Crawlers on ABC 5
May 5 Super Games on GMA
Partners Mel and Jay on GMA
May 1 The World Tonight on ANC
May 6 D.A.T.S. on GMA
Usapang Business on ABS-CBN
May 12 Eezy Dancing on ABC 5
May 13 Good Evening Please on ABC 5
May 17 Love Bytes on ABC 5
May 24 XYZ: Young Women's TV on PTV-4[1]
May 25 Wow Mali on ABC 5
June 15 Gimik on ABS-CBN
July 1 TV Patrol Bicol on ABS-CBN TV-11 Naga
July 8 Balitang K on ABS-CBN
July 10 Dateline Philippines on ANC
July 22 María Mercedes on ABS-CBN
South of Sunset on ABC 5
August 3 Central Park West on RPN 9
August 8 Babylon 5 on RPN 9
August 11 Space: Above and Beyond on RPN 9
August 12 ETChing: Entertainment Today with Lyn Ching on GMA
August 26 Acapulco, Cuerpo y Alma on RPN 9
September 2 Cancion de Amor on RPN 9
September 6 The Quantum Channel on ABS-CBN
September 10 1896 on ABC 5
October 14 Simplemente Maria on RPN 9
News 23 on Studio 23
November 9 Ora Engkantada on RPN 9
November 10 Anna Karenina on GMA
November 11 Agujetas de Color de Rosa on GMA
November 18 Today with Kris Aquino on ABS-CBN
November 28 Public Life with Randy David on GMA
December 9 GoBingo on GMA

Unknown[edit]

  • Cyber Jam on SBN 21
  • SBN Live on SBN 21
  • SBN Karaoke on SBN 21
  • Bilibitornot on GMA
  • PG (Parents Guide) on GMA
  • Special Engagement on GMA
  • Bayan Ko, Sagot Ko on ABS-CBN
  • Que Horror on ABC 5
  • Chinese Variety Show on ABC 5
  • O-gag on ABC 5
  • Dighay Bayan on PTV-4
  • Muay Thai on PTV-4
  • Better Home Ideas on RPN 9
  • Veggie, Meaty & Me on RPN 9
  • Nap Knock on RPN 9
  • Let's Dance with Becky Garcia on RPN 9
  • Jiban on IBC-13
  • Winspector on IBC-13
  • Wild About Wheels on ABC 5

Finales[edit]

Unknown[edit]

  • Liberty on TV on GMA
  • Show & Tell on GMA
  • Profiles Of Power on GMA
  • Sounds Family on GMA
  • FPJ sa GMA on GMA
  • World TV Mag on World TV 21
  • Lente on ABC 5
  • Small Wonder on ABC 5
  • Action Theater on ABC 5
  • Better Home Ideas on ABC 5
  • Kada on ABC 5
  • POPS! on ABC 5
  • Movie Greats on ABS-CBN
  • Carol En Cosme on ABS-CBN
  • Konsumer Korner on IBC 13
  • P.Y. (Praise Youth) on IBC 13
  • T.A.H.O (Tawanan at Awitan kay Hesus Oras-oras) on IBC 13
  • Lumayo Ka Man on RPN 9
  • Chibugan Na! on RPN 9
  • Actually, Yun Na! on RPN 9

Programs transferring networks[edit]

Date Show Moved from Moved to
February 18 Philippine Basketball Association PTV 4 VTV (IBC 13)
August 12 Tierra Sangre PTV 4 RPN 9
August 12 Mukha ng Buhay PTV 4 RPN 9
August 12 Kris PTV 4 GMA Network
November 7 National Basketball Association GMA Network / Citynet Television VTV (IBC 13)

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • June 2 - Ishmael Bernal, Filipino film, stage and television director, actor and screenwriter

Unknown[edit]

  • Balot, comedian, film, television and stage actor

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dipasupil, E. G. (Ed.). "The sisterhood on TV." Manila Standard (May 24, 1996), X(101), p. 31. Retrieved May 7, 2018.