Meant to Be (TV series)
|Meant to Be|
|Created by||Renei Dimla|
|Directed by||LA Madridejos|
|Creative director(s)||Roy Iglesias|
|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|
|No. of episodes||118|
|Executive producer(s)||Leilani Feliciano-Sandoval|
|Camera setup||Multiple-camera setup|
|Running time||24-43 minutes|
|Production company(s)||GMA Entertainment TV|
|Original network||GMA Network|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||January 9– June 23, 2017|
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. The series concluded on June 23, 2017 with a total of 118 episodes. It was replaced by I Heart Davao in its timeslot.
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.
Cast and characters
- Ken Chan as Yuan Cruz Lee
- 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.
- Jak Roberto as Andres "Andoy" dela Cruz
- 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.
- Addy Raj as Jai Patel
- An Indian playboy who changes heart just to prove to Billie that he loves her.
- Ivan Dorschner as Ethan Spencer-Hughes
- A half-Filipino and half-British chef. He is also the most responsible of his friends, and he is the first love of Billie.
- Barbie Forteza as Maria Belinda "Billie" Bendiola
- 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.
- Manilyn Reynes as Amelia 'Mamay' Altamirano-Bendiola
- 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.
- Sheryl Cruz as Beatriz Spencer Del Valle
- 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.
- Tina Paner as Suzy Altamirano
- Mamay's fraternal twin sister and Billie's peevish aunt. As Mariko's mother, she wants nothing but the best for her dear daughter.
- Keempee de Leon as Wilton 'Pawie' Bendiola
- Billie and Bats's witty and cool father and Mamay's husband. He will do everything to prove himself to his family.
- Sef Cadayona as Wilbert "Bats" Bendiola
- Billie's loving and witty but lazy, prank and comic brother.
- Gloria Romero as Madonna 'Lola Madj' Sta. Maria
- 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.
- Stephanie Sol as Carmina 'Cacai/Cai' Bahaghari
- Billie and Bats' childhood friend who migrated to Thailand. In her reunion with Bats, they'll have to begin their love story.
- Zymic Jaranilla as Christopher "Toti" Del Valle Bendiola
- The illegitimate son of Wilton with Beatriz.
- Mika Dela Cruz as Mariko Altamirano
- 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.
- Nikki Co as Joshua Lee
- David Uy as Jason Lee
- Bernadette Allyson-Estrada as Lorena Cruz-Lee
- Kevin Santos as Chef Bong
- Tess Bomb as Yaya Betchay
- Tetay as Yaya Diva
- Vince Gamad as Dan
- Coleen Perez as Grace
- Dea Formilleza as Molly
- Philip Lazaro as Millicent
- Janno Gibbs as Adonis Adlawan
- Ronaldo Valdez as Don Enrico "Lolo Ric" Villaroman
- Dave Bornea as Andrew Zapata
- Matthias Rhoads as Gordon Smith
- Vince Vandorpe as Calvin "Avi" Del Valle Jacobs
- Carl Cervantes as Alexander "Yexel" Smith
- Arra San Agustin as Mia Smith
- Isabella de Leon as PO1 Yumi Mercado
- Ayra Mariano as Nikki
- Klea Pineda as Nurse Aira
- Antonio Aquitania as Dad
- Ashley "Petra Mahalimuyak" Rivera as Gretch
- Betong Sumaya as Taong Grasa
- Wowie de Guzman as Owep
- Roi Vinzon as Jose Dela Cruz
- Jay Manalo as Melchor Dela Cruz
- Sharmaine Arnaiz as Edna Dela Cruz
- Althea Ablan as Apple Dela Cruz
- Ralph Noriega as Jason Dela Cruz
- Mosang as Fortune Teller
- Pekto as Topeks, Camp Facilitator
- Vincent de Jesus as Camp Facilitator
- Angel Aviles as Lolo Ric's Grandchild
- Lance Serrano as Driver
- Prince Clemente as Bogs
- Vj Mendoza as Eugene
- DJ Arra Pascual, DJ Jennifer Lee, DJ Khai Lim as Themselves
- Jeron Teng as Himself
- Jay Arcilla as Bar Swimmer
- Liezel Lopez as Bar Swimmer and Direk's company
- Rojean delos Reyes as Hailey
- Denise Barbacena as Bar Swimmer and Direk's company
- Atak Arana as Direk
- Kim Idol as Shala
- Louise Bolton as Diane
- Mara Alberto as Gia
- Max Collins as Ms. Onay Wiz
- Nicole Dulalia as PO1 April Sta. Maria
- Rob Moya as Drug Dealer
According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement, the pilot episode of Meant to Be earned a 16.8% rating. While from AGB Nielsen Philippines' Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement people in television homes, the final episode scored a 10.3% rating.
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