Vilma (Philippine TV series)

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Vilma!
Also known as Vilma on Seven
Genre Variety show
Directed by Romy Veron
Presented by Vilma Santos
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
No. of episodes 479
Production
Executive producer(s) Chit Guerrero
Production location(s)
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time
  • 90 minutes (1986–1987)
  • 120 minutes (1987–1995)
Production company(s) GMA Entertainment TV
Release
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release August 8, 1986 (1986-08-08) – September 29, 1995 (1995-09-29)

Vilma! is a Philippine television variety show broadcast by GMA Network. Hosted by Vilma Santos, it premiered on August 8, 1986. The show concluded on September 29, 1995 with a total of 479 episodes. It was replaced by Bubble Gang in its timeslot.

Broadcast history[edit]

Formerly known as Vilma In Person, Vilma! (also known as Vilma! on Seven) first appeared on August 8, 1986. The pilot episode was shown from the Metropolitan Theater as a temporary studio where Vilma Santos and the VIP Dancers performed. Until the 1990s, the Friday prime time musical variety show moved to GMA Broadway Studios and it was shown on the first StereoVision format with dance and love song performances. Vilma! competed with two other variety shows, Loveli-Ness and Dance-2-Nite of ABS-CBN (originally shown in 1987), but the variety show maintained its ratings. Vilma! received four nominations in the PMPC Star Awards for TV from 1988 to 1990, 1992 and 1994, as well as Best Female Musical Variety Show Host from 1987 to 1988. There were also anniversary and birthday specials from 1987 to 1994. After nine years, the 479th and the final episode was broadcast on September 29, 1995, making it the longest-running Philippine musical variety show.

Hosts[edit]

Vilma Santos serves as a host.
Co-hosts
Dancers
  • VIP Dancers

Segments[edit]

  • OFF-Cam with Vi!
  • Cafe Vi!
  • Vilma's Music Watch

Accolades[edit]

  • Winner, Best Musical Variety Show - PMPC Star Awards for TV (1988–1990, 1992, 1994)
  • Winner, Best Female Musical Variety Show Host - PMPC Star Awards for TV (1987–1988)