Munting Heredera

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Munting Heredera
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Genre Drama
Family Drama
Created by GMA Entertainment TV Group
Developed by Agnes Gagelonia-Uligan
Written by Michiko Yamamoto
Maribel Ilag
Gilbeys Sardea
Directed by Maryo J. delos Reyes
Creative director(s) Jun Lana
Starring Mark Anthony Fernandez
Camille Prats
Katrina Halili
Roderick Paulate
Gloria Romero
Gabby Eigenmann
Leandro Baldemor
Ynez Veneracion
Neil Ryan Sese
Krystal Reyes
Kristofer Martin
Joyce Ching
Luz Valdez
Barbara Miguel
Kyle Ocampo
Mona Louise Rey
Theme music composer Gary Valenciano and Joy Nilo
Opening theme "Ang Aking Munting Bituin"
sung by La Diva
Ending theme "Sa Isip Ko"
sung by Rachelle Ann Go
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, Tagalog, English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 195
Executive producer(s) Nieva M. Sabit
Producer(s) GMA Entertainment TV Group
Location(s) Manila, Philippines
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30–45 minutes (approx. 25 minutes w/o commercials)
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i NTSC
Original release May 9, 2011 (2011-05-09) – February 3, 2012 (2012-02-03)

Munting Heredera is a Filipino family-oriented drama series created and developed by Maryo J. de los Reyes for GMA Network. Playing the lead role of Doña Anastacia, a rich widow in search of her "munting heredera", is the multi-award-winning actress and one of the original Queens of Philippine cinema, Gloria Romero, making her television debut.[1] The show was first shown on May 9, 2011, replacing Dwarfina on GMA Network and on May 11, 2011, on GMA Pinoy TV.[2]

Worldwide, via GMA Pinoy TV, the quality of the picture is much finer but is still at 480i, though digitally mastered.[3][4][5][6]

The series was extended for five weeks more than its original plan, but after one week the show was extended again for an additional five weeks for the second time. A third extension of 10 weeks was made.[7]

The series concluded on February 3, 2012, and was replaced by Biritera. It ran for thirty nine weeks with the total of 195 episodes.


Doña Anastacia (or simply "Ana"), a rich widowed businesswoman and a loving grandmother, is searching for her rightful heiress. Three young women, Jennifer, Michelle and Calila, born and raised in different ways and each with a distinct story of their own, claim to be the one she is looking for. In the end, fate will lead the true heiress to where she belongs and to claim what is rightfully hers.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Guest cast[edit]



  • The original cast included Carmina Villaroel in the role of Sandra/Susan, but due to a schedule conflict, (she had three other shows on the network) she turned down the project. After Carmina turned down the role, actress Camille Prats (who recently completed playing antagonist role in Bantatay), finally join the cast.[9]
  • As well from Carmina, Kristoffer Martin and Joyce Ching both left their program, after their death scenes, since the said tandem. They conflict to rush-up for Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin.

Production team[edit]

  • Created by: GMA Entertainment TV Group
  • Executive in charge of production: Wilma Galvante
  • Supervising producer: Lilybeth Rasonable
  • Assistant vice president for drama: Redgie Acuña Magno
  • Program manager: Redgynn Alba
  • Executive producer: Nieva M. Sabit
  • Associate producer: Cristina Tolentino
  • Creative consultants RJ Nuevas, Dode Cruz
  • Creative director: Jun Lana
  • Head writer: Agnes Gagelonia-Uligan
  • Episode writer: Michiko Yamamoto
  • Production designer: Bing Santos
  • Lighting director: Jun Gonzales
  • Director: Maryo J. de los Reyes[10]


Mexican remake[edit]

In 2016, Munting Heredera, is slated to have an adaptation in Mexico, marking the first GMA drama series that adopted in a Latin country. The planned remake will be produced by Telefilm Atlantico S.A., also they acquired the program's format and plot thru GMA Worldwide Inc’s (GWI) license agent based in South America, Latin Media Corporation.[11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards
    • 2011: Outstanding Original Drama Series Nomination
    • 2011: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Winner: Gabby Eigenmann
    • 2011: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nomination: Roderick Paulate
    • 2011: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nomination: Gloria Romero
    • 2013: Outstanding Original Drama Series Nomination
    • 2013: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Winner: Neil Ryan Sese
  • 2012 PMPC Star Awards for Television
    • Best Drama Series Nomination
    • Best Child Performer Nomination: Mona Louise Rey
  • 17th Asian Television Awards 2012

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