Vilma (Philippine TV Series)

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Also known as Vilma on Seven
Genre Musical variety show
Created by GMA Network
Directed by Romy Veron
Starring Vilma Santos and co-hosts
Country of origin Philippines
No. of seasons 9
No. of episodes 479
Executive producer(s) Chit Guerrero
Running time 90 minutes (1986–1987)
120 minutes (1987–1995)
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release August 8, 1986 (1986-08-08) – September 15, 1995 (1995-09-15)

Vilma! was a weekly primetime musical variety show formerly broadcast in Philippines by GMA Network and hosted by Vilma Santos from August 8, 1986 to September 15, 1995.

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.

Vilma! was replaced by the current multi-award winning comedy show Bubble Gang beginning on October 6, 1995.


Main host[edit]

Co host[edit]


  • VIP Dancers


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


  • 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)


  • Metropolitan Theater (1986–1987)
  • GMA Broadway Centrum (1987–1995)

See also[edit]