George and Cecil

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George and Cecil
GeorgeAndCecil.jpg
GenreSketch comedy, romantic comedy
Created byABS-CBN
Directed byJose Javier Reyes
StarringJudy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo
Opening theme"Love Will Keep Us Together" by Yeng Constantino
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Filipino
No. of episodes34
Production
Running time45 minutes
Release
Original networkABS-CBN
Original releaseJune 14, 2009 (2009-06-14) –
February 7, 2010 (2010-02-07)

George and Cecil is a romantic comedy (rom-com) weekly primetime series starring newlyweds Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo written and directed by Jose Javier Reyes on the ABS-CBN.[1][2] The series was aired from June 14, 2009 to February 7, 2010.

Synopsis[edit]

They are complete opposites, but a perfect match. George and Cecil marks the first on screen team up of newlyweds Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo. This romantic comedy series follows the married life of policewoman George and school teacher Cecil. She does the dirty job, he does the house cleaning. She has a tough core, while he has the soft spot. Can this unconventional couple make their relationship work? See how George and Cecil overcome the challenges of marital life plus the issues of the people around them.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Judy Ann Santos portrays Georgina ‘George’ Castro-Murillo.
Ryan Agoncillo portrays Cecilio ‘Cecil’ Murillo.
Enrique Gil portrays Carlo Barredo.
  • Judy Ann Santos as Georgina ‘George’ Castro-Murillo - the tough and rational wife of Cecil.
  • Ryan Agoncillo as Cecilio ‘Cecil’ Murillo - the sensitive and emotional husband of George.

Extended cast[edit]

  • Gladys Reyes as Miriam Macabanta - the policewoman best Friend of Georgina / George
  • Christopher Roxas as Oscar Macabanta - the unemployed and philandering husband of Miriam.
  • Tessie Tomas as Maribel Murillo - the image-conscious mother of Cecil. She finds it hard to deal with George's job as a cop.
  • Al Tantay as Damian Castro - the disciplinarian father of George who disapproves of Cecil.
  • Malou De Guzman as Ched Castro - the ‘drama queen’ mother of George.
  • Dimples Romana as Charlie Castro - the sister of George. A single mother, Charlie is the seemingly hopeless daughter of Damian.
  • Dino Imperial as Tereso ‘Jun’ Murillo -the ‘gimikero’ and playboy younger brother of Cecil.
  • Cacai Bautista as Ellen
  • Archie Alemania as Ronnie Palacios - a close friend of George and Cecil. Ronnie feels insecure toward his financially successful wife.
  • Dionne Monsanto as Grace Palacios - a successful career woman and wife of Ronnie.
  • Manuel Chua as Jojo Samortin
  • Jommy Teotico as Gordon Trico
  • Marion Dela Cruz as Paul Hermosa
  • Enrique Gil as Carlo Barredo
  • Adrian Solomon (replaced by Bugoy Cariño) as Toby Castro - son of Charlie Castro(Dimples Romana), the newest addition to the cast

Guest star[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • George and Cecil brings together the team behind the back-to-back Metro Manila Film Festival topgrossers Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo (2006) and Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo (2007).
  • Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo started work on this romantic-comedy series even before they got married. However, the premiere telecast was postponed because the initial taping days coincided with their "silent wedding" preparations.
  • This program marks the first time for Santos to headline a weekly comedy series after 23 years in show business.
  • This program is also the comeback television project of Jose Javier Reyes as both writer and director of a comedy series, and the return of Tessie Tomas to ABS-CBN.
  • This program reunites Mara (Judy Ann Santos) and Clara (Gladys Reyes) after Mara Clara ended in 1997. While they play best friends in this series, they go back to being arch-rivals in the teleserye Habang May Buhay.
  • George and Cecil debuted in the late 9:30pm timeslot after Sharon. Unlike previous comedy series, there will be a continuing storyline ala-teleserye and no regular guests.
  • Both real-life married couples Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, and Gladys Reyes and Christopher Roxas, play married couples in the series.
  • The first ABS-CBN sitcom to never have a laugh track.

Reception[edit]

  • George and Cecil premiered on Sunday, June 14, 2009, with a 19.4% Mega Manila rating, making it the over-all top 5 primetime program and the number 2 primetime program of ABS-CBN.[3] Nationwide, the pilot episode garnered a 22.2% rating, making it the over-all top 5 primetime program and the number 5 primetime program of ABS-CBN.[4]
  • George and Cecil wrapped its final episode on Sunday, February 7, 2010, with an 18.9% Mega Manila rating, making it the over-all top 5 primetime program and the number 3 primetime program of ABS-CBN.[5] Nationwide, the last episode garnered a 23.3% rating, making it the over-all top 4 primetime program and the number 4 primetime program of ABS-CBN.[6]
  • George and Cecil won as the Students' Choice for Situational Comedy in the 6th USTv Awards held on February 18, 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ George & Cecile: Feature Program Archived 2009-06-19 at the Wayback Machine retirved via www.abs-cbn.com 06-11-2009
  2. ^ George & Cecile: Cast and Character Archived 2009-08-04 at the Wayback Machine retrieved via www.abs-cbn.com 06-11-2009
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2019-12-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2010-02-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://www.pep.ph/news/24662/AGB-Mega-Manila-TV-Ratings-(Feb.-5-7):--May-Bukas-Pa--finishes-on-top,
  6. ^ http://www.pep.ph/news/24661/TNS-National-TV-Ratings-(Feb.-2-7):-A-miraculous-finale-for--May-Bukas-Pa-