Meant to Be (TV series)

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Meant to Be
Meant to Be title card.jpg
Title card
Genre
Created by Renei Dimla
Written by
  • Renei Dimla
  • Liberty Trinidad
  • Wiro Michael Ladera
Directed by LA Madridejos
Creative director(s) Roy Iglesias
Starring
Theme music composer Arlene Calvo
Opening theme "Kahit Sino Ka Man" by Barbie Forteza, Ken Chan, Jak Roberto, Ivan Dorschner and Addy Raj
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s)
No. of episodes 118
Production
Executive producer(s) Leilani Feliciano-Sandoval
Location(s)
Editor(s)
  • Robert Pancho
  • Donard Robles
  • Julius Castillo
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 24-43 minutes
Production company(s) GMA Entertainment TV
Release
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release January 9 (2017-01-09) – June 23, 2017 (2017-06-23)
External links
Website

Meant to Be is a 2017 Philippine television drama comedy romance series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by LA Madridejos, it stars Ken Chan, Jak Roberto, Addy Raj, Ivan Dorschner and Barbie Forteza. It premiered on January 9, 2017 on the network's Telebabad line-up replacing Someone to Watch Over Me.[1] The series concluded on June 23, 2017 with a total of 118 episodes. It was replaced by I Heart Davao in its timeslot.

The series is streaming online on HOOQ and YouTube.[2][3]

Premise[edit]

Billie has issues in life. Her parents are not in good terms and her brother Bats is jobless. While her friendship with her best friend will be put to the test when she meets four guys of different nationalities who will compete against each other for her.[4]

Cast and characters[edit]

Addy Raj, Jak Roberto, Barbie Forteza, Ken Chan and Ivan Dorschner at the series' press conference on November 20, 2016.
Ken Chan portrays Yuan Cruz Lee.
Jak Roberto portrays Andoy dela Cruz.
Addy Raj portrays Jai Patel.
Ivan Dorschner portrays Ethan Spencer Hughes.
Barbie Forteza portrays Billie Bendiola.
Tina Paner portrays Suzy Altamirano.

Lead cast[edit]

The illegitimate son of the Chinese businessman, who is rich and arrogant. He had a fight with Billie at first, an event which the both of them will never forget. And after they finally see the real "Yuan" they get along easily. He won the heart of Billie.
A Filipino promdi guy. He is a certified dog lover and he's also very shy when it comes to the girl he likes. He is Lola Madj's Grandson.
An Indian playboy who changes heart just to prove to Billie that he loves her.
A half-Filipino and half-British chef. He is also the most responsible of his friends, and he is the first love of Billie.
A street-smart and full of energy. Even when she is tired of her life, she never surrenders to help her family and find the one who was meant for her.

Supporting cast[edit]

Suzy's fraternal twin sister, Single mom, Billie's pragmatic mother and Pawie's wife. Even when she is being alone, she is being supported by her son and daughter with full of love.
One of the member of the singing trio wherein she's together with Suzy and Mamay. Her one-night-stand with Pawie is the possible reason for ending their friendship. She is the aunt and godmother of Ethan and mother of Toti and Avi.
Mamay's fraternal twin sister and Billie's peevish aunt. As Mariko's mother, she wants nothing but the best for her dear daughter.
Billie and Bats's witty and cool father and Mamay's husband. He will do everything to prove himself to his family.
Billie's loving and witty but lazy, prank and comic brother.
Andoy's sassy and cool grandmother, who is the owner of the condo of four boys. She is also Billie's adviser through the strange world of love.
Billie and Bats' childhood friend who migrated to Thailand. In her reunion with Bats, they'll have to begin their love story.
The illegitimate son of Wilton with Beatriz.
Prim, proper and polished. Even though she and Billie have their polar opposite, she is a super close friend to her cousin. She is Suzy's daughter to a Japanese tycoon.

Extended cast[edit]

Guest cast[edit]

Ratings[edit]

According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement, the pilot episode of Meant to Be earned a 16.8% rating.[5] While from AGB Nielsen Philippines' Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement people in television homes, the final episode scored a 10.3% rating.[6]

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