Storyline (TV series)

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Created by Paolo Villanuna
Patricia Evangelista
Developed by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
Written by Patricia Evangelista
Directed by Paolo Villaluna
Starring various
Opening theme "Storyline" by Pike and Veena Ramirez
Country of origin Philippines
No. of episodes 264 (final)
Executive producer(s) Patricia Evangelista
Producer(s) Patricia Evangelista
Cinematography Manie Magbanua, Jr.
Editor(s) Paolo Villaluna
Jippy Pascua
Running time 30 minutes (2008–2015)
45 minutes (2010–2013)
Original network ANC (2008–2015)
ABS-CBN (2010–2013)
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release May 30, 2008 (2008-05-30) – October 22, 2015 (2015-10-22) (ANC)
July 7, 2010 (2010-07-07T2010) – February 22, 2013 (2013-02-22) (ABS-CBN)

Storyline is the only current affairs show in the Philippines that allows the story to be told by those who lived through it, without the filtering voice of a host. "What's different about Storyline," says Philippine Daily Inquirer's Nestor Torre, is "its bracing confidence in its viewers intelligence." Business World calls it "a labor of love and conscience," what may be "the most relevant and meaningful show there is," while Philippine Star describes it as "entertainment with bite."


The current-affairs show, a three-part, thematic-linked documentary, also airs over The Filipino Channel (TFC). Created by the writer-director team of columnist Patricia Evangelista and critically acclaimed filmmaker Paolo Villaluna—the same team that brought the top-rating Kidnap documentary to ABS-CBN — Storyline brings cinema and narrative to the television, with stories of lives changed and the heights of the human spirit.

ANC already offers more than the usual fare, giving commentary, analysis, and context behind the news story. Storyline provides viewers with an additional perspective.

The focus is on the storytelling, using writing and imagery to emphasize the narrative. Supported by Filipino Pictures and its crew of independent filmmakers, including cinematographer Manny Magbanua, Storyline will offer storytelling as never before seen in Philippine cable and free TV. Watch Storyline on ABS-CBN, Friday after SOCO. With replays on Thursday 9:30 PM and Sunday 3:00 PM on ANC.

Storyline would be airing in DZMM TeleRadyo on September 7, 2011 at 9:15 PM. It was announced on August 30, 2011 in DZMM's Dos Por Dos. This would be seen only in DZMM TeleRadyo.

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