So, is “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” really ending or not? Bottomline, it sure will.
After our report yesterday that Coco Martin’s long-running action-drama TV series will be bowing out by April this year, based on information from a reliable source, an ABS-CBN executive expressed denial.
“It’s not true,” came the curt reaction of Kane Errol Choa, ABS-CBN corporate communications head, as per the Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) on the same day, hours after our report. The same item from PEP stated that the show “just finished its sixth cycle of lock-in taping for the series” and that its “seventh cycle” of taping is set next month.
Meanwhile, entertainment columnist Ricky Lo stated in his Instagram page also hours after our report that Martin’s TV series “has been extended,” supposedly “until July.”
Lo’s post read, “#Tuloy!!! …FLASH: Coco Martin’s long-running Kapamilya action series ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ has been extended until July this year, just two months short of its 6th anniversary.” He added that he received “this good news from somebody who is involved in the production.”
Amid these developments, we were told by another source that the show will have its last lock-in taping next week. If the material shot within this supposed last lock-in taping would be further stretched for airing not just within April but also until July as claimed, or even beyond July, that may be something to look forward to.
One thing is certain, though, Martin’s TV series which has spanned more than five years on air will bow out this year — of course unless the powers that be could manage, or decide, to still further stretch it. JB